Josh Duggar Allegedly Had 2 Ashley Madison Accounts While Appearing On '19 Kids & Counting' — UPDATE
Josh Duggar is involved in yet another scandal. According to Gawker, 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar allegedly had two accounts on Ashley Madison, the website known for offering married individuals the opportunity to have extramarital affairs. In July, Ashley Madison was hacked and those responsible for breaching the database released the names, email addresses, billing addresses, and phone numbers for subscribers of the website.
(Update: Josh Duggar has issued a statement in which he admits to cheating on wife Anna Duggar on his family's official website.)
Gawker claims to have obtained the list of subscriber information, which allegedly includes the name "Joshua J. Duggar." Duggar's middle names is James. The first Ashley Madison account is said to have a February 3, 1988 birthday listed, while the second account reportedly lists March 2, 1988. Duggar's birthday is March 3, 1988.
Gawker also shared the following:
Someone using a credit card belonging to a Joshua J. Duggar, with a billing address that matches the home in Fayetteville, Arkansas owned by his grandmother Mary — a home that was consistently shown on their now-cancelled TV show, and in which Anna Duggar gave birth to her first child — paid a total of $986.76 for two different monthly Ashley Madison subscriptions from February of 2013 until May of 2015.
If this alleged information does show Duggar's participation on the site, it would mean he had an active account on Ashley Madison at the same time he served as the executive director of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., a job he started in June 2013. According to the conservative lobbying group's website, "Family Research Council's vision is a culture in which human life is valued, families flourish and religious liberty thrives."
In May 2015, the 27-year-old reality star resigned from his position after molestation reports surfaced claiming Duggar sexually abused several young female minors, which allegedly included his sisters Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard. The two women later spoke about the allegations themselves during an interview with Megyn Kelly.
Soon after police reports were obtained by InTouch Weekly detailing Duggar's alleged sexual assault, he released the following statement to People:
Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life.
The Duggar family's TLC show 19 Kids and Counting was canceled in July 2015.
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