Josh Duggar's Secret Cheating Habits Might Have Been Exposed in Ashley Madison Hack

Ugh. As a fan of the Duggar family, and their show 19 Kids and Counting, I have been trying to take Josh's molestation scandal with a grain of salt. Yes, it was very, very wrong, and it was handled poorly, but he was a kid, right? But new information indicating that Josh Duggar had an Ashley Madison account is not making me feel particularly charitable toward him right now.

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Yeah. Ashley Madison. That Ashley Madison. The website where married people go when they want to have affairs.

Did you hear about the data dump that hackers released on Tuesday night about Ashley Madison users? Apparently it's legit information about thousands of users, coordinating profiles with credit card accounts and addresses and everything. I'm just saying that the following information does not bode well for the eldest Duggar child, who has been married to Anna Duggar since 2008, and with whom he has four beautiful children.

Gawker has connected Josh Duggar to two separate Ashley Madison accounts, each one corresponding to his address at the time. According to the site:

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.

Just in case you can't keep all the Duggars straight, Josh Duggar is the one who came forward in May and confessed to molesting five underage girls (four of whom turned out to be his own sisters) when he was a young teen in the early 2000s. The family has been wholly supportive of Josh, with Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald even coming forward on national TV to address the issues as two of his victims.

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As for that second account, it appears as though Josh started it in July 2014, and linked it to his home in Oxen Hill, Maryland, where he spent time working for the Family Research Council lobbying for family values.

The only discrepancy in information seems to the birthdays listed. On the first account, his birthday is shown as February 3, 1988, one month before his March 3 actual birthday. The date on the second account is listed as March 2, 1988.

Also, it appears that he indulged in an "affair guarantee" on the second account, paying an additional $250 for a money-back guarantee "if they don't have an affair within three months."

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The saddest part about all of this is that no one has stood by him during this scandal like his wife Anna, who was heavily pregnant with their fourth child when the news broke. Almost immediately after Josh started making headlines, she came forward with her own statement:

And when you, our sweet fans, first met me when Josh asked me to marry him... I was able to say, "Yes" knowing who Josh really is -- someone who had gone down a wrong path and had humbled himself before God and those whom he had offended. Someone who had received the help needed to change the direction of his life and do what is right. I want to say thank you to those who took time over a decade ago to help Josh in a time of crisis. Your investment changed his life from going down the wrong path to doing what is right.

My prayers are with Anna right now, that God give her wisdom and clarity about Josh, because it's one thing to stand by your man, and another entirely to enable his bad behavior.

As for Josh -- it looks like he has some serious explaining to do.

 

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