Josh Duggar Child Porn Trial Divides ‘Counting On’ Clan: Michelle, Jim Bob Duggar Against Daughters!

Josh DuggarJosh Duggar received guilty verdicts on his child pornography charges in December 2021. And in the months since that verdict, as jailed Josh awaits his sentencing, the “Counting On” clan has become divided. For instance, Josh’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, keep defending their son. But Josh’s sisters Jinger, Joy-Anna, and Jill Duggar disagree, splitting the family dramatically.

Find out what each Duggar family member has shared. And see how Jim Bob and Michelle manage to defend a son convicted on child porn charges. Get the latest Duggar family news below.

Josh Duggar’s – Parents Michelle & Jim Bob Defend Pedophile Son!

As the oldest son of “19 Kids And Counting” parents Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, Josh apparently can’t do anything wrong as far as his parents are concerned. And that even includes his child pornography scandal. Regardless of the charges, the Duggar family matriarch and patriarch told Us magazine that they support their son and hope the trial ends quickly with a positive outcome. 

“It is our prayer that this will all be resolved in a timely manner. We love Josh and Anna and continue to pray for their family,” Michelle and Jim Bob stated. And as Josh’s mother, Michelle even wrote a letter to the judge pleading for leniency and defending her son’s reputation.

However, as a result of the child porn charges, Josh could spend as long as two decades in prison. And he also could get forced to pay $250,000 for each guilty charge. The new scandal comes after years in which Josh repeatedly got opportunities to change his ways.

For instance, the oldest son of Michelle and Jim Bob admitted to molesting several underage girls as a teenager. But after sending Josh to a rehab treatment program, his parents insisted that Josh had taken the “first step in recovery and healing.” And at the time, they claimed that Josh would undergo “professional counseling and focus on rebuilding relationships with his family.” But based on the guilty verdict in that child porn trial, something went VERY wrong! 

Josh Duggar’s – Sisters SLAM ’19 Kids And Counting’ Alum

And while the “19 Kids And Counting” alum’s parents defend him, Josh’s sisters have spoken out against him. For instance, Jill Duggar responded to the guilty verdict with a statement on her blog, noted Us Weekly. “Nobody is above the law. It applies equally to everybody, no matter your wealth, status, associations, gender, race, or any other factor,” asserted Jill. “We are all equal under the law.”

And Jinger Duggar slammed Josh on social media. “We are saddened for the dishonor this has brought upon Christ’s name,” wrote Jinger after the child porn guilty verdict. “Josh claims to be a Christian. When a professing follower of Jesus is exposed as a hypocrite, the response of many will be to challenge the integrity of Jesus himself. … For Josh, we fear for his soul.”

Joy-Anna Duggar agreed with her sisters. “We were able to sit through the trial to hear the evidence for ourselves,” she stated on social media. And she emphasized her agreement with the verdict. “We agree with the judicial system’s verdict and we are thankful for the men and women who work tirelessly to protect children and help prevent child sexual abuse material. Our hearts break for all CSAM victims,” she added.

Tell us what you think. Do you feel shocked that Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar continue to support Josh Duggar? And what are your views on Jinger’s, Joy-Anna’s, and Jill’s comments? After you share your views, check back on our site for more reality TV and celebrity news. 



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