Who is Josh Duggar?
Josh Duggar or Joshua James Duggar born on March 3, 1988 is an American former reality television personality, political activist, and accused sex offender. He is best known for his appearances on the reality television series 19 Kids and Counting. The eldest child of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar’s 19 children, Duggar was the executive director of FRC Action, a lobbying political action committee (PAC) sponsored by the Family Research Council, from June 2013 to May 2015, when news broke that he had molested multiple underage girls, including four of his sisters when he was aged 14–15.
Josh Duggar Biography, Wiki
Josh Duggar was born in Tontitown in Washington County in Northwestern Arkansas, on March 3, 1988, to James Robert and Michelle Annette Ruark Duggar. The first of nineteen children, he was reared in a fundamentalist Christian home. Josh Duggar was homeschooled and passed Arkansas’s state test for a general equivalency diploma at the age of sixteen. He did not attend college.
Revelations that Duggar had molested five girls between 2002 and 2003 and had been a member of the website Ashley Madison led to the cancellation of 19 Kids and Counting on July 16, 2015. Duggar’s publicity woes were named one of the “10 Big Scandals of 2015” by USA Today while The Washington Post listed Duggar as one of the 15 most hated people on the internet in 2015.
On April 29, 2021, Duggar was arrested by U.S. Marshals on child pornography charges
|Born||Joshua James Duggar|
March 3, 1988 (age 33)
Tontitown, Arkansas, U.S.
|Occupation||Reality television personality, political activist|
|Known for||19 Kids and Counting|
Sexual misconduct allegations
Ashley Madison data breach scandal
|Spouse(s)||Anna Keller (m. 2008)|
|Parent(s)||Jim Bob Duggar|
Michelle Annette Ruark Duggar
|Relatives||18 siblings including Jana, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy-Anna|
‘Counting On’ canceled by TLC
TLC has canceled the reality show “Counting On” following Josh Duggar’s indictment on child pornography charges earlier this year.
The network’s vice president of publicity Nikki Lichterman confirmed to USA TODAY Tuesday that TLC will not produce additional seasons of series, which began in 2015.
“TLC feels it is important to give the Duggar family the opportunity to address their situation privately,” Lichterman added.
The Duggar family rose to fame with the TLC show “19 Kids and Counting,” which chronicled the personal lives of Arkansas parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their children. TLC canceled “19 Kids and Counting” in 2015 following a sexual abuse scandal involving the couple’s eldest son Josh, who later also admitted to a porn addiction and cheating on his wife Anna.
The cancellation announcement of “Counting On” comes the same day a judge ordered to postpone Duggar’s trial to Nov. 30.
In April, a federal grand jury in the Western District of Arkansas indicted Duggar, alleging that in 2019 he knowingly received images of children under the age of 12. The former TLC star has been charged on two counts pertaining to child pornography.
Josh Duggar Assault allegation
In November 2015, pornographic actress Danica Dillon filed suit against Duggar, claiming Duggar had “assaulted her to the point of causing her physical and emotional injuries” during an episode of consensual sex at a Philadelphia strip club earlier in the year. According to Dillon, the incident occurred after she had provided $600 worth of lap dances to Duggar. Dillon was seeking $500,000 in damages from him. In February 2016, Dillon chose to drop the lawsuit after evidence came to light showing that Duggar was not in Philadelphia at the time of the alleged assault.
Josh Duggar Marriage and family
On June 15, 2007, Josh entered in a courtship with Anna Renée Keller (b. June 23, 1988). On June 23, 2008, they became engaged, and on September 26, 2008, were married at the Buford Grove Baptist Church in Hilliard, Florida. The couple has six children. Their first child was born in October 2009. The couple announced on April 23, 2021, that they were expecting their seventh child, which is a girl.
Josh Duggar 2021 Arrest
On April 29, 2021, U.S. Marshals arrested Duggar on federal charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. Prosecutors allege that Duggar obtained the images in May 2019 and it was acknowledged that a federal investigation by the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas had been previously recommended after Duggar’s used car dealership Wholesale Motorcars was searched by Homeland Security agents in November 2019 as a part of an initiative launched by the Department of Justice to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation.
The federal grand jury’s indictment accuses Duggar of having “knowingly” received pornographic images of children who were under 12 years old. Following his arrest, Duggar was booked into the Washington County Jail. On April 30, 2021, Duggar pleaded not guilty to one count each of charges of receiving and possessing child pornography, with his attorneys indicating that he would “fight back in the courtroom” against the charges.
U.S Chief Magistrate Judge Erin L. Wiedemann said that, if Duggar were to be awarded bail, he would have to be “in a residence where there’s no minor in the home.” At that time, Duggar’s six children were under the age of 11, and his wife Anna was pregnant with a seventh child. Duggar was granted conditional bail at a bond hearing on May 5, and he was released from jail and transferred into the custody of a third-party custodian.
As part of the conditions for his bail, Duggar was permitted to have contact with his children only in the presence of his wife. He must also wear an ankle monitor, have a probation officer’s permission to leave the third-party custodians’ home, cannot access the internet, and cannot be inside a residence where firearms are stored.
A federal judge set a trial date on July 6. If convicted, Duggar could receive up to 20 years in federal prison and up to $250,000 fine for each count.
Gerald Faulkner, a special agent for Homeland Security Investigations, stated the images on the computer were “in the top five of the worst of the worst that I’ve ever had to examine.”
Josh Duggar Biodata, Personal Details
|Celebrated Name||Josh Duggar|
|Nick Name||Joshy, Josh|
|Birth Name||Joshua James Duggar|
|Place Of Birth||Tontitown, Washington Country Arkansas, U.S|
|Famous For||Television Personality, Political activist|
|Net Worth||$ 500 Thousand|
|Height||5 feet 6 inches|
|Married Date||September 26, 2008|
|Children||Five – Michael James Duggar, Mackynzie Renée Duggar, Marcus Anthony Duggar, Mason Garett Duggar, and Meredith Grace Duggar|
|Chest Size||40 inches|
|Waist Size||38 inches|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Father||Jim Bob Duggar|
|Mother||Michelle Annette Ruark Duggar|
|Links||Wikipedia, Instagram Twitter, IMDb|