Duggar Sisters Are Suing for Privacy Breach Over Molestation Story Leaks

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When four of the Duggar sisters went to police with accusations of sexual molestation against their brother Josh, they expected their privacy would be protected. They were told it would be. Clearly it wasn't, and now, according to CBS News, the Duggar sisters are suing the city of Springdale as well as Washington County, Arkansas, and In Touch Weekly (the first publication to reveal their identities) for breach of privacy.


Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy filed lawsuit. They say they were promised confidentiality, but the city and state released documents to the magazine that made them easily identifiable. And as we know, once that story hit, it blew up the world over, and there was nothing confidential about it.

In most instances, when you put your life on TV as a reality star, you pretty much give up your right to privacy. If you're inviting cameras into your home, then almost anything about life is open to scrutiny. In this instance, however, as victims they should have had their privacy.  

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Bringing the molestation to light can't have been easy, and seeing their names splashed all over the headlines had to make it even more difficult. 

We don't know all the details of what happened with the documents, but we can understand why the Duggar sisters are upset enough over the results to sue. No amount of money can make up for that pain, but perhaps their lawsuit will send a message so that other victims won't face a similar situation in the future. 

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