JOSH Duggar, the oldest child of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, shot to fame on the TV show 19 Kids and Counting on TLC.
It was announced on April 29, 2021, that Josh Duggar had been arrested in Arkansas.
Who is Josh Duggar and what is he doing now?
Joshua Duggar, 33, is a former American television personality and political activist.
Accusations surfaced that Duggar had allegedly molested girls between 2002 and 2003.
After being arrested in April of 2021 for receiving and possessing child pornography, Josh is currently awaiting his trial on home confinement.
When is Josh Duggar’s trial date?
His trial has been delayed to November 2021 after his lawyer begged an Arkansas judge for more time to “examine his electronics.”
The Sun exclusively reported Josh requested the court postpone his trial date “in or after February 2022.”
The United States responded by agreeing to a three-month delay, but they explained anything additional is “unnecessary.”
The Sun can exclusively reveal an Arkansas judge found the postponement “appropriate” and reset the jury trial for November 30, 2021.
According to court papers, the trial has the potential to last until December 3.
The pretrial conference has been moved from July 2 to November 18, 2021.
Josh has until October 18, 2021, to change his not guilty plea and until October 20, 2021, to submit a signed plea deal.
A change of plea hearing, if needed, is set for October 22.
If convicted, he could receive 20 years in prison with fines up to $250,000 for each count.
TLC reality show Counting On has been canceled after almost six years following Josh Duggar’s arrest on child pornography charges, The Sun can exclusively reveal.
The news comes after fans launched a petition to boycott Counting On amid Josh’s child pornography arrest.
An insider told The Sun exclusively: “The decision was made by TLC earlier this week to cancel the show.”
“The family was told over the phone shortly after and it’s still very hush hush. The petition from those who boycotted Counting On was hard to ignore, and sponsors were very concerned following Josh’s arrest.”
“There have been a lot of discussions in recent weeks as the network had already spent money on production after months of filming. But the bottom line is, the network really wants to be on the right side of this scandal ahead of Josh’s trial. It was important for bosses to be seen to have taken action.”
“The case has put the show in such a bad light, and although it’s a shame for those who worked hard on it, and the money spent, there really is no way forward.”
The show about the Duggar family is a spin-off of 19 Kids & Counting, which was axed in 2015 also due to Josh’s predatory actions.
19 Kids and Counting is an American reality television show that aired on TLC for seven years until its cancellation in 2015.
The show featured the Duggar family, parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, and their 19 children, nine girls, and ten boys, all of whose names begin with the letter “J”.
In 2015, TLC network pulled the plug on the hit series following the revelation that one of the Duggar’s children, Josh, sexually molested five young girls, including his own sisters.
The revelations indicated that Josh had allegedly molested girls between 2002 and 2003.
What are the scandals he has been involved in?
In November 2015, porn star, Ashley Johnston, also known by her stage name Danica Dillon, accused Duggar of sexually assaulting her.
Johnston accused him in a lawsuit and interviews of choking, spitting, and calling her “worthless” during rough intercourse. She eventually dropped the lawsuit, with Duggar always denying the allegations.
She alleged that they met in March 2015, at a Philadelphia strip club, where she was then working, and that Josh paid her $600 for lap dances before inviting her to his room.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Johnston, 33, said she has always told the truth about the alleged assault, which she described as being so intense it felt “like this guy tried to kill me,” according to the lawsuit.
Months before Johnston accused Duggar of sexually assaulting her, news broke that the Duggar had paid an Ashley Madison Account.
The then 27-year-old paid an account on service that assists married people in having affairs.
He admitted to cheating on his wife and to being addicted to porn.
When was Josh Duggar arrested?
The Sun exclusively learned that fired reality star Josh, 33, was taken into custody in Arkansas on April 29, 2021.
The incident is related to the 2019 Homeland Security raid on his now-shuttered used car dealership in Springdale, Arkansas, a source claimed.
In November 2019, Homeland Security Investigations conducted an “ongoing federal investigation” at the lot, but no charges were filed against Josh – until now.
A source exclusively told The Sun of patriarch Jim Bob, his wife Michelle, and their 19 children: “The family has known that this has been coming for weeks, and Josh has been preparing himself.
“They are praying together for Josh and Anna, who is standing by her husband as she always has.
“Family members are extremely concerned by what is happening and they just want to find out the truth.
“They know that this will put them in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, and are stunned they are having to go through this again.
“The family will be speaking out shortly and hope this in many ways will bring them closer together and even closer to God.”
The arrest could not come at a worse time for Anna, who is pregnant with the couple’s seventh child.
On Thursday, May 6, Duggar was released from jail after being granted bail.
Does he have children and what does he do for a living?
Duggar married Anna Renee Keller on September 26, 2008. They have six children together, three daughters and three sons.
Anna’s fans are convinced she is pregnant again after seeing her at her sister Susanna’s baby shower, but she has not confirmed any baby news.
The Counting On star’s followers claimed it “definitely” looks like she’s expecting her seventh child at the shower in Florida.
Earlier in 2021, Anna also appeared pregnant in a video shared from Henry Duggar’s birthday party.
While Jessa filmed the children eating cake and candy, fans noticed a round-looking Anna in the background.
According to Cheatsheet, before the sexual molestation and Ashley Madison scandal news broke, Duggar was working at the Family Research Council in Washington, but resigned after the scandal broke.
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