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Josh Duggar has returned home from faith-based rehab, but In Touch has learned that his homecoming is far from a warm welcome.
Dillon King, the husband of the family’s cousin Amy Duggar, says it will be difficult for the family to have trust in Josh again.
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“It’s not ever going to be the same,” Dillon explains. “It’s not ever going to be what it was.”
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In fact, In Touch has learned that some family members fear he’s still a danger. “There are people in the extended family who definitely won’t bring their children near Josh,” a Duggar family member reveals. “Who would want their kids around him after all he’s done?”
In a statement released on March 10, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar made it sound like their nightmare was over, explaining that they were “thankful” and that after taking that “crucial first step in recovering and healing,” Josh will now “focus on rebuilding relationships with his family” and they will all continue to “look to God for help and guidance and place all of our trust in Him.”
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But behind the usual Duggar spin, there's real concerns amongst many family members. “While the Duggars have publicly claimed to support Josh, some in the family are not that overjoyed by his return,” says a source close to the family.
That icy reception for Josh is understandable considering that as a teenager, he repeatedly molested five underage girls — four were his sisters, and one victim was only five-years-old — as reported exclusively by In Touch.
For more updates on the Duggars, including the details of Josh’s treatment, pick up the latest issue of In Touch, on newsstands now!