Josh Duggar: His Wife’s Heartbreaking Response To Molestation Accusations

The report of Josh Duggar’s child molestation continues to shock fans of ’19 Kids and Counting.’ Now, Josh’s wife, Anna Duggar, is standing by her husband in a new statement, even saying that Josh admitted his ‘mistakes’ years before they were married. The world is still stunned at the report that 19 Kids and Counting star, Josh Duggar, 27, reportedly sexually assaulted five underage girls when he was a teen. His wife, Anna Duggar, 26, spoke out in support of her husband -- saying that, though he has made "mistakes," he has changed and now knows to "do what is right."

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Anna Duggar’s Statement On Josh Duggar’s Molestation Scandal

Anna joined her in-laws, Jim Bob Duggar and Michele Duggar, in releasing a statement on May 21 to People. In it, Anna discussed how Josh even revealed his “mistakes” two years before they were married:

“I can imagine the shock many of you are going through reading this. I remember feeling that same shock. When my family and I first visited the Duggar home, Josh shared his past teenage mistakes. I was surprised at his openness and humility and at the same time didn’t know why he was sharing it. For Josh, he wanted not just me but my parents to know who he really was – even very difficult past mistakes.”

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Anna’s statement to People continued, as she said she saw how Josh “continued to do what he was taught,” and despite this recent information coming to light, she knows who her husband really is:

“[Josh is] someone who had gone down a wrong path and had humbled himself before God and those whom he had offended. Someone who had received the help needed to change the direction of his life and do what is right.”

Josh Duggar Responds To Child Molestation Accusations: I’m ‘Extremely Sorry’ 

When Josh issued a statement that apologized for his actions, he was joined by his parents, who showed support for their son. The heads of the Duggar household told People that “When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes, and we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong. That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before.”

What do you think about Anna’s statement, HollywoodLifers?

— Jason Brow

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