Josh Duggar's Sisters Are Done Being Pushed Around by Him

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Let's all give a slow clap to Josh Duggar's sisters, shall we? Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy-Anna Duggar have requested that Josh not be allowed to join their lawsuit against Arkansas officials and In Touch magazine over the release of information about his sexual molestation scandal.


Last May, it was revealed that the sisters were filing suit against Springdale, Ark., Washington County, Ark. county and police officials, as well as In Touch publishers. Two years ago, the magazine published police reports from 2006 that revealed that Josh had sexually molested four of his younger sisters as well as an underage family friend.

The girls were minors at the time, and were assured that the incident would remain private. They were violated a second time by officials who released the report, and In Touch magazine, who published it.

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When they filed, the sisters said in a statement, "This case is solely about protecting children who are victims of abuse. Revealing juvenile identities under these circumstances is unacceptable, and it's against the law. The media and custodians of public records who let these children down must be held accountable. This case has vast implications for all our children. We hope that by bringing this case to the public's attention, all children will be protected from reckless reporting."

In June, we learned that Josh tried to join his sisters' lawsuit. You know, because of all the emotional damage he's endured. As a result of his molesting his sisters.

Thankfully, it looks like the Duggar sisters are shutting that down real quick. According to court documents, the ladies are petitioning a judge to deny Josh's request to join their lawsuit.

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"Deciding claims based on protecting victims of sex crimes from disclosure, while at the same time, having those claims consolidated with the perpetrator of those crimes will be confusing to the jury," the documents state. "It would be next to impossible for a jury to ignore the perpetrator sitting next to the victims, yet decide the different issues, different claims and different damages that apply for victims as compared to perpetrator. Consolidation would undoubtedly give the false impression that the victims and the perpetrator are 'in this together.'"

The papers continue, "Forcing the victims to join their claims with their perpetrator's claims would further traumatize the very victims Arkansas law is designed to protect."

Um, yeah. Sorry, Josh, no dice on this. Good for Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy for standing up for themselves.

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