They're back! The Willis Clan is preparing to have their first performance since Toby Willis' arrest. The oversized family band used to star on TLC's The Willis Family and appeared on America's Got Talent. But, after the patriarch plead guilty to four counts of child rape, the family's fame was put on hold. However, The Ashley's Reality Roundup recently reported that they will perform two shows at the Schauer Arts & Activities Center in Hartford, WI, on May 23, 2018.
Toby Willis is currently serving a 40-year prison sentence in a Tennessee court. His family put out a statement after his charges came to light but have stayed out of the spotlight since that time. "The Willis family would like to thank their family, friends, and fans for the outpouring of love and support during this most difficult year,” the statement read. “Additionally, the Willis family would like to thank the many members of law enforcement for their detailed and comprehensive investigation of this matter."
Toby and Brenda. (Photo Credit: TLC)
It was later speculated that the victim was one of Toby's older daughters, Jessica Jane or Jennifer Elizabeth. His wife, Brenda, said she was supporting the prosecution in the case. After the arrest, the entire family canceled their tours and deleted all of their social media accounts. The statement continued, "The family is appreciative and grateful that people have respected their need for privacy during this trying time and asks for continued respect as they seek to move forward."
Since the scandal, the oldest child, Jessica, quickly left the singing group and it looks like she has distanced herself from her family. She got married earlier this year and it doesn't seem like she will join her siblings at the upcoming concerts in May 2018.