Amy King (née Duggar) has lengthy spoken out towards lots of her cousins within the Duggar household — however by no means moreso than forward of Josh Duggar’s youngster porn sentencing.
“Sickened by the information recently. I’ve a lot to say main as much as the sentencing and I’m not afraid anymore,” the singer, 35, tweeted on Thursday, Could 13, referring to the latest letters Josh’s mom, Michelle Duggar, and his spouse, Anna Duggar, wrote to the choose praising him and pleading for a lighter jail sentence in his upcoming court docket look on Could 25. (The disgraced father of seven, 34 — who was discovered responsible on costs of receiving and possessing youngster porn in December 2021 — faces as much as 20 years in jail.)
Amy, then again, wrote through her Thursday Instagram story to “please pray that Josh Duggar can be given the last word sentence. 20+ years.” She additionally informed followers to not ship her the “graphic/sick particulars” of her cousin’s case, explaining that she has to “shield my thoughts and coronary heart from listening to/studying such disgusting materials.”
On Twitter, she started, “To begin with Josh is humorous, charismatic, variety and all of the issues my aunt listed within the letter” — earlier than instantly diving into claims that her cousin additionally possesses a deeply disturbing facet to him. “However there’s a sinister facet. A facet to him that makes your pores and skin crawl. You’ll be able to’t ignore what he did years in the past, and what he was caught ! Are they delusional?”
Josh was arrested in April 2021 “for receiving and possessing materials depicting the sexual abuse of kids … a few of which depicts the sexual abuse of kids beneath the age of 12,” the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace within the Western District of Arkansas introduced in a press launch on the time, noting that the 19 Children and Counting alum allegedly downloaded the unlawful materials in Could 2019.
In her Wednesday, Could 11, letter to the choose, obtained by the Daily Mail, Michelle, 55, describes her oldest youngster as “compassionate towards others” with a “tender coronary heart” who ought to be “reunited together with his spouse and household in a well timed method.” For her half, Anna, 33 — who gave beginning to the couple’s seventh youngster in November 2021 — mentioned her husband of 14 years is the “kindest particular person I do know,” praising him as a “loving, supportive and caring father” to their kids. Regardless of his convictions (and his admission to dishonest on her in August 2015) Anna says she and Josh are nonetheless “fortunately married.”
In June 2015, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar admitted that Josh had beforehand molested 4 of his youthful sisters — together with Jessa Seewald (née Duggar) and Jill Dillard (née Duggar), each of whom spoke publicly concerning the abuse they endured by the hands of their oldest brother. (He additionally molested a babysitter, his mother and father informed Fox News in 2015.) Josh himself admitted to his prior “wrongdoing” on the time.
Jim Bob, 56, and Michelle, who’re devoutly non secular, despatched him to reside with a Christian pal of the household within the aftermath, although he later returned to his household’s Arkansas residence the place his sisters have been nonetheless residing.
“We watched him like on a regular basis, I took him to work with me. We simply poured our life into him,” the politician informed Fox Information in June 2015. “Nothing ever occurred like that once more within the women’ bedrooms after that.”
Josh can be sentenced on his youngster porn conviction on Could 25.