Shortly after In Touch Weekly exclusively revealed that Josh Duggar once molested underage girls — an allegation he eventually confessed to — TLC released a statement to the magazine declaring their intentions to pull all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting from the air.
But a new report claims that a spinoff — starring the 27-year-old’s sisters, Jill, 24, and Jessa, 22, and their husbands, Derick Dillard, 26, and Ben Seewald, 20 — may be in the works!
“[TLC] invested a lot of time in developing these storylines and the last thing they want to do is throw it all away,” a source close to the reality show tells Us Weekly, noting that Josh will have nothing to do with production.
While TLC has yet to cancel the family’s reality show, 19 Kids and Counting has lost support in the wake of the scandal. Not only have several advertisers cut ties with the program, but TMZ is now reporting that the show is no longer available to stream via Hulu.
Last week, In Touch Weekly published a 2006 police report — obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request — that revealed the oldest Duggar was once investigated for sexual offenses against five minors — a crime he has since admitted to.
It has since been exposed that one of Josh’s victims may have been as young as five-years-old when she was “forcibly fondled” by the now father-of-three.
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On May 21 — just hours after In Touch broke the story — Jill shared a smiley shot of her and her sister, below, and captioned it, “So glad to spend the day with my sista!”
The two have remained silent on social media since.
For more on the Josh Duggar scandal, pick up the new issue of In Touch Weekly, on newsstands now!