Duggar sisters file privacy suit against city, magazine

Jill Jessa Joy Jinger Duggar TLC

Jill Jessa Joy Jinger Duggar TLC

In the suit, they claim that they had spoken to authorities in 2006 about the sexual assault when they were all minors, and were assured their statements would only be shared with police and child services.

Four sisters of Josh Duggar who were revealed to have told police that they'd been molested by their older brother filed a federal breach-of-privacy suit Thursday against the city of Springdale and Washington County, Arkansas, and publishers of the magazine that first revealed their identities.

In 2015, In Touch magazine got their hands on a police report showing an investigation into Josh Duggar from 2006, for molesting girls. The outlet dropped the bombshell information about the report in a number of articles but the Duggar sisters argue that under Arkansas law, In Touch should have never been provided details regarding information that pertains to sexual misconduct involving children. It was Jessa and Jill who identified themselves as two of Josh's five underage victims when they participated in an interview with Megyn Kelly on "The Kelly File". However, they say that the city and county went back on the promise by releasing documents requested by InTouch Weekly under the freedom of information act. The Duggar sisters added in the lawsuit that the release of the documents and publication of stories based on the documents by In Touch magazine led to undue scrutiny and victimization of their family. Additionally, they claim, In Touch "scandalized [their] experiences as victims of sexual abuse by their brother".

Mourinho confirms young players who will start against Crystal Palace
Mourinho told his prematch news conference: "Paul [Pogba] is fine, a strong guy, a strong mentality". A problem for the weekend but not for the final.

It's been nearly two years since news of Josh Duggar's molestation scandal broke, and the Duggar family still hasn't quite recovered. With the filing of their lawsuit, Jinger and Joy confirmed they were victims, as well.

The four girls were stars on the TLC reality show that documented their personal lives growing up in Arkansas, raised by parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. The Duggar sisters said they were suing on behalf of all children who have been victims of molestation. You'll recall, in the months following the story. the Duggars' show, "19 Kids and Counting", was canceled, and Josh entered a rehab program.

Recommended News

  • Led coalition hits pro-Assad fighters' convoy

    The Syrian military official clarified on Friday that the area attacked was a military position along Tanf highway in the desert. Meanwhile, a military source said the strike reveals the real scheme by the U.S. and Zionist entity against Syria.

    Why Was James Comey Fired? President Trump Contradicts His Team

    CNN said Comey is "not anxious about any tapes" Trump may have, citing an unnamed source familiar with the matter. On Thursday, they asked the deputy attorney general to specify the circumstances surrounding Comey's request.
    Jose Mourinho: Marcus Rashford's goal a product of hard work

    Jose Mourinho: Marcus Rashford's goal a product of hard work

    He is very mature so let's forget the age because what matters is not the age, but the quality". "The free-kick is work". They have a lot of creative players and we have controlled the game. "It's a good result ", Blind told MUTV.
  • Crude Oil Jumps 5% This Week, Settles Above USD50

    Though the deal proposed a cut of 1.8 million barrels, commodity analysts are of the view that this number could be increased. Energy Information Administration said inventories fell 1.8 million barrels in the week to May 12 to 520.8 million barrels.

    Rex Tillerson Uses 'Palestine' - Will White House Retract Remark Again?

    One US official said the Western Wall was part of the West Bank, Channel Two reported . His comments drew a quick response from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
    Julian Assange says will not forgive or forget after Sweden drops investigation

    Julian Assange says will not forgive or forget after Sweden drops investigation

    The prosecutor, Marianne Ny, told a news conference in Stockholm that she could make no judgment on Assange's guilt or innocence. The European arrest warrant was issued in 2010 after two women came forward saying they had been sexually assaulted by Assange.
  • Ford likely to cut its Asian and N American workforce by 10%

    A Brazilian worker assembles a Ford auto on an assembly line at Sao Bernardo do Campo Ford plant, near Sao Paulo, August 13, 2013. Ford's stock price has fallen almost 40 percent over the last three years as investors worry that USA sales are peaking.

    Rio Ferdinand opens up about Man United summer transfers

    When referring to the Europa League, Mourinho also stated that his team can not play "two big competitions" with "15 players". Luck was in United's favour as they are also one step away from making it to the Champions League in the next season.
    Mauricio Pochettino promises to stay on as Tottenham manager

    Mauricio Pochettino promises to stay on as Tottenham manager

    To do that, they have to do more than keep their current squad together - they need to invest in it, and strengthen. Danny Drinkwater , Robert Huth , Andy King , Nampalys Mendy , Wes Morgan and Molla Wague are all injured.
  • Trip to bring Macron face-to-face with troops

    The new Cabinet posed briefly for photographs on the front porch of the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris. Six French voters out of 10 hope that Macron will have a majority in parliament, the Harris poll found.

    Senate investigators: Flynn won't honor subpoena

    While Flynn "is not cooperating" so far, Burr said, he hasn't gotten a "definitive" answer from Flynn's lawyers. And our promise to you is that we will always strive to provide indispensable journalism to our community.

    This one's for you, Kane tells Spurs fans after Lane finale

    And it is the goals from academy graduate Kane over the last three seasons that have propelled the side up the standings. But Kane, 23, believes the camaraderie at Tottenham will prevent them from going the same way.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.