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Child Porn Prosecutors Want Maximum for Duggar

They seek 20-year sentence, while TV star's lawyers argue for 5 at the most

(Newser) - Prosecutors in Arkansas have asked a federal court to impose the maximum possible sentence on Josh Duggar—20 years in prison—for his child pornography conviction. The former reality TV star was convicted of two counts in December . One of the counts was dropped for sentencing, leaving 20 years as...

After Media Went Wild, Jana Duggar Shares 'Raw Facts'

31-year-old writes, 'I was certainly never arrested like some may have implied'

(Newser) - Update: Jana Duggar took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a statement regarding last week's report that she had been charged with endangering the welfare of a minor in September, reports Us Weekly . "I’m only sharing this because the media has been having a field day with...

Jim Bob, Michelle Duggar React to Josh's Conviction

They release statement on this 'grievous' time

(Newser) - Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar on Thursday revealed their thoughts following the conviction earlier that day of their firstborn. "This entire ordeal has been very grievous," they wrote in a statement on their website regarding son Josh Duggar's child porn trial. "Today, God’s grace, through...

Josh Duggar Convicted in Child Pornography Case

Former reality-TV star faces 40 years in prison

(Newser) - A federal jury in Arkansas on Thursday convicted former reality-TV star Josh Duggar of downloading and possessing child pornography, per the AP . The jury in Fayetteville found the 33-year-old Duggar guilty on one count each of receiving and possessing child pornography. He faces up to 20 years in prison and...

Josh Duggar's Trial Begins
Josh Duggar Is on Trial

Josh Duggar Is on Trial

'19 Kids and Counting' star charged with receiving, possessing child porn

(Newser) - The child pornography trial of former 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar started Tuesday in Arkansas with jury selection. Duggar, 33 and a father of seven himself , was arrested in April and charged with receiving and possessing child porn. The two counts he faces each carry a maximum penalty...

As Child Porn Trial Looms, Happier News for Josh Duggar

Wife Anna announces birth of their 7th child, Madyson Lily

(Newser) - Josh Duggar's wife, Anna, announced the birth of their seventh child Tuesday, two weeks before the start of Duggar's trial on child pornography charges . Anna announced the birth of Madyson Lily Duggar—who joins siblings Mackynzie, 12; Michael, 10; Marcus, 8; Meredith, 6; Mason, 4; and Maryella, 1—...

Josh Duggar's Alleged Videos Called 'Worst of the Worst'

33-year-old released on bail to family friend's home

(Newser) - Josh Duggar is out of jail. The former reality star was released on bail Wednesday as he awaits trial, set to begin July 6, on child pornography charges, Fox News reports. Arkansas Judge Christy Comstock imposed quite a few restrictions on the 33-year-old, including the requirement that he not have...

Josh Duggar Would Like to Be Released

Bond hearing will be held Wednesday on child porn charges

(Newser) - Josh Duggar argues that he is neither a flight risk nor a danger to the community, and as such, he should be released on bail in advance of his trial on child pornography charges . The bond motion, obtained by People and Page Six , notes that Duggar has been aware of...

Josh Duggar Facing Child Porn Charges
Josh Duggar Facing
Child Porn Charges

Josh Duggar Facing Child Porn Charges

Former '19 Kids and Counting' star pleads not guilty in Arkansas

(Newser) - On Thursday, headlines were abuzz over the arrest of former 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar, just days after his wife had announced they're expecting their seventh child. Now, some clarity on what exactly he was arrested for: The 33-year-old pleaded not guilty via Zoom on Friday to...

For Josh Duggar, First Comes Pregnancy Announcement, Then Comes ... Arrest
Feds Arrest
Josh Duggar

Feds Arrest Josh Duggar

It's not clear what charges the reality star might be facing

(Newser) - Less than a week after Anna Duggar announced she and husband Josh are expecting baby no. 7, Josh Duggar was arrested by the US Marshals Service. Duggar was booked into an Arkansas jail Thursday afternoon, USA Today reports. No details have been made public on why the former reality TV...

Josh Duggar Wants to Get In on His Sisters' Lawsuit

He says InTouch's abuse revelation caused him 'extreme mental anguish'

(Newser) - Four of Josh Duggar's sisters are suing over the 2015 revelation by InTouch Weekly that Josh molested them—and Josh wants to join the lawsuit, the AP reports. Per Josh Duggar's lawyers, he suffered "unwarranted public scrutiny" like his sisters did after the story came out. The...

Model Sues Josh Duggar Over Ashley Madison Photo

Matt McCarthy says Duggar stole his image

(Newser) - Matt McCarthy, a Hollywood DJ, photographer, and model, is suing Josh Duggar for damages, claiming the scandal-plagued reality star used McCarthy's photo for his online profiles, Courthouse News Service reports. TMZ says those profiles included one on cheating site Ashley Madison, and that Duggar is also accused of using...

Porn Star's Lawsuit: Josh Duggar Assaulted Me

Actress who doubles as stripper alleges rough sex

(Newser) - An adult film actress is suing Josh Duggar, claiming the reality TV star assaulted her on two occasions when consensual sex turned rough. Ashley Stamm-Northup, known as Danica Dillon in movies, filed the lawsuit Tuesday. She says Duggar approached her at a Philadelphia strip club in March and paid $600...

Josh Duggar Now in Rehab
 Josh Duggar 
 Now in Rehab 

Josh Duggar Now in Rehab

His parents announce the move in wake of his cheating confession

(Newser) - Days after he confessed to cheating on his wife and an addiction to pornography, Josh Duggar has entered rehab. The ex-reality star checked himself into a long-term treatment center, according to his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. Their announcement today on the 19 Kids and Counting family's website...

Josh Duggar Admits to Being Unfaithful

He cites an addiction to pornography

(Newser) - The Duggar family continues to address things like a family: In a statement posted to the family website in the wake of yesterday's report about his alleged Ashley Madison accounts , Josh Duggar starts as follows: "I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values,...

Gloating Over Duggar Doesn't Make Madison Leak Right

Salon writer says redirect ire to hackers sifting 'through our most intimate data'

(Newser) - Addressing what she calls the "cesspool story" of the Ashley Madison data leak , Mary Elizabeth Williams acknowledges in Salon the schadenfreude that's taken hold after revelations came to light of Josh Duggar possibly being among the exposed cheaters. "On the spectrum of individuals whose glass houses seem...

Report: Josh Duggar Had 2 Ashley Madison Accounts

He apparently sought affair while working for family values group

(Newser) - Josh Duggar's "indiscretions" may not have ended when he stopped molesting his sisters as a teenager, according to Gawker , which appears to have unmasked the first celebrity victim of the Ashley Madison hack . It looks like the eldest Duggar son, who's married, may have had two paid...

Duggar Scandal Costs TLC '$19M and Counting'

Network takes massive loss over show's loss; family appeals for donations

(Newser) - Giving 19 Kids & Counting the ax is taking a big chunk out of TLC's bottom line, in what Entertainment Weekly calls "perfect numerical symmetry that suggests the universe is intelligently designed with a built-in sense of ironic humor." Parent company Discovery Communications reported a second-quarter deficit...

Duggars' 19 Kids and ... Canceling, Says TLC

Network will air documentary on child sex abuse with Duggar victims

(Newser) - Another year, another controversial TLC show gets the boot. After pulling episodes of 19 Kids and Counting, TLC confirms it has canceled its most-watched show after claims that cast member Josh Duggar molested four of his sisters and a babysitter as a teen. 19 Kids "will no longer appear...

Duggars Under Investigation Again; 911 Call Was Made

'In Touch' breaks new details of story

(Newser) - In Touch continues to be at the forefront of the Duggar scandal it broke, reporting new details in an article yesterday that has gotten wide mainstream pick-up . According to the tabloid, the Arkansas Department of Human Services is again investigating the family, and an agency rep called 911 on...

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