Josh Duggar Has Entered A Treatment Center After Latest Scandal
Reality star, anti-gay "family values" advocate and admitted molester Josh Duggar has checked into a treatment center after the revelation that he had not one, but two paid Ashley Madison accounts. Days after his admission that he's been "the biggest hypocrite ever," the Duggars have announced his move toward rehabilitation on their family website.
"We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, care and prayers for our family during this most difficult situation with Josh. As parents we are so deeply grieved by our son’s decisions and actions. His wrong choices have deeply hurt his precious wife and children and have negatively affected so many others. He has also brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear," the announcement began.
"Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term treatment center. For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery. We pray that in this he comes to complete repentance and sincere change." The Duggars didn't provide further information on how long-term Josh's stay will be, or whether it will specifically deal with his professed porn addiction.
The statement also mentioned Josh's wife Anna Duggar, who has chosen to stand by her husband and the father of her four children — including two daughters — in the face of his admissions that he molested his female relatives and sought sex outside of their marriage. "In the meantime, we will be offering our love, care and devoted support to Anna and our grandchildren as she also receives counsel and help for her own heart and future. During this time we continue to look to God—He is our rock and comfort. We ask for your continued prayers for our entire family."
As Gawker originally reported, Josh held Ashley Madison subscriptions as recently as May of this year. According to his profile on the dating site that tailors to cheaters, Josh Duggar sought a partner for acts including “Conventional Sex,” "Experimenting with Sex Toys,” "One-Night Stands,” "Sensual Massage,” “Extended Foreplay/Teasing,” “Bubble Bath for 2,” “Likes to Give Oral Sex,” “Likes to Receive Oral Sex,” “Someone I Can Teach,” “Someone Who Can Teach Me,” “Sharing Fantasies,” and “Sex Talk.”
Anna Duggar's brother Daniel Keller evidently doesn't share her intent to forgive Josh. Keller commented on a Bible verse that Josh's sister Jessa posted to Facebook on August 23, suggesting Josh was only sorry because he got caught. Daniel said, "confessing and getting caught are two different things. You want to know what happens when you cover ur sin maybe you should go read ur bible instead of beating people over the head with it."