Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar Are Reportedly Being Investigated Due To Concern For One Of Their Children
The 19 Kids and Counting family has been making headlines for the past couple of weeks, and now, according to In Touch Weekly, the Duggars are under investigation. The magazine claims, the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) and police were called to the Duggar family home on May 27 due to concern for one of their minor children. In Touch reports a DHS rep from Washington County, where the family lives, called 911 requesting police assistance after he "was not allowed to see the minor [he was] concerned about." According to In Touch, DHS records are not available to the public, which still leaves the question of why the alleged investigation is going on.
The publication claims they got access to records of a 911 call via the Freedom of Information Act and claim the call reveals that a DHS employee told the 911 operator he was at the Duggar family's residence and allegedly said, “We have an investigation and I guess they’re not being cooperative. We have to see the child to make sure the child is all right. So we just need police assistance.”
Reportedly, the family refused to cooperate forcing the employee to call for police help.
This news comes after Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's Fox News interview, in which the couple commented on their son Josh Duggar allegedly sexually abusing several female minors when he was a teen, including their two daughters, Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard, who also spoke out during the interview.
Soon after reports surfaced of his past, Josh responded to the sexual abuse claims, along with his mom, dad, and wife, Anna Duggar. Josh said in a 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.
As for Josh's parents, during their chat with Fox News' Megyn Kelly, Jim Bob said, "This was not rape or anything like that. This was touching someone over their clothes. There was a couple of incidents where he touched them under their clothes, but it was, like, a few seconds." As for Michelle, she said about the victims, "They didn’t even know what had happened until after the fact when we told them."