Jessa and Jill Duggar have publicly come out as two of their brother Josh‘s molestation victims, but in previews of their conversation tonight at 9 p.m. with Megyn Kelly, they have a lot to say about the media “lies” circulating about their family.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar explained to Kelly earlier this week that their son molested four of his younger sisters, but they were young and didn’t understand what happened until their parents explained it later to them.
In excerpts released by Fox News, both Jessa and Jill Duggar identify themselves to Kelly as “victims,” but still strongly defend their brother from all the media scrutiny.
Jessa rejected the suggestion that their brother is “a child molester or a pedophile or a rapist,” saying he was just “a little too curious about girls” and “made some bad choices.”
Jill spoke of how they reacted when their parents told them what their brother did and the long road to forgiveness and rebuilding trust that ensued. As for the charges of moralizing hypocrisy, Jill said, “If you go back and look at everything people that have seen in our lives, in television you know, we’ve never claimed to be a perfect family. My parents have always actually stated, you know, we are not a perfect family.”
Check back tonight for full coverage of Kelly’s interview with Jessa and Jill Duggar.
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