Jim-Bob and Michelle defend Josh (and their parenting skills).
Following the news of Josh's molestation scandal (in which he molested four siblings and a babysitter), the entire Duggar clan told their side of the story in a Megyn Kelly interview. It started off with a fair revelation, that the Duggars were pretty much horrified when Josh confessed he was touching his sisters in their sleep.
"We were shocked, we were just devastated," said Michelle. "I don't think any parent is prepared for a trauma like that." Fair.
But then they disclosed that they pretty much tried to solve the issue in-house until Josh, you know, kept doing it. After the third confession, the Duggars had Josh take Christian-based counseling and speak to a police officer.
"Looking back, we did the best we could under the circumstances," Mr. Duggar said."He was still a kid. He was still a juvenile. He wasn’t an adult. This was not rape or anything like that. This was touching someone over their clothes." Uhhhhhh…
But the most jarring part of this is Jim-Bob defending their choice to share their family (and as such, expose their dirty laundry) with the rest of Americ. "When they asked us to do that reality TV show, all of this had been taken care of five years before, and we had a clean bill of health from the state," Jim-Bob said.
OH. WELL THEN. I guess that makes it ok.