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'19 Kids and Counting' Update: New Alleged Victim Of Josh Duggar Surfaces, Accuses Him of Molestation

( [email protected] ) Apr 22, 2016 12:50 PM EDT
Now that Josh Duggar has been released from rehab, it seems the popular reality television family is now ready to get back to their normal lives. However, they could end up facing another controversy since another woman is claiming that she had been sexually molested by Josh.
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Now that Josh Duggar has been released from rehab, it seems the popular reality television family is now ready to get back to their normal lives. However, they could end up facing another controversy since another woman is claiming that she had been sexually molested by Josh.

The identity of the woman was not revealed but according to Hollywood Life's sources, she is 28 years old and lives in Arkansas, near the hometown of Josh.

The sources added that the Duggars knew the girl and her family. And, after hearing about the allegations, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar immediately contacted her parents to talk about the matter.

"After last year's revelations about Josh's molestation scandal, word got around that there was another girl who said she'd been abused by Josh when she was a teenager," the sourced told InTouch magazine according to Hollywood Life.

"The Duggars knew the girl," the insider added. "Michelle was terrified when she heard that this girl was talking about what Josh had done."

During the meeting between the Duggars and the alleged victim's parents, the source said that the former asked the latter if they will proceed with legal actions. Fortunately for the Duggars, the woman's parents said that they have no intention of doing so and they will personally handle the matter with their daughter.

Still, despite the parents' assurance, it's hard to say if the woman will not really push for a legal case against Josh. After all, sources said that the experience traumatized her and caused deep emotional scars.

But then again, at this point, it can't be confirmed if this alleged new victim is telling the truth. For one, no official statement from the Duggars or the woman's family has been released yet and it's also hard to rely on the claims made by unnamed sources.

But, whether the allegations are true or not, the Duggars will still be left dealing with the matter and the rumors surrounding the family. Also, accusation such as this one only reminds them of what their family went through because of what their eldest son has done.

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