Duggar Sisters Are Suing Everyone Except Their Brother And Parents
Apparently, the Duggar sisters have filed a breach-of-privacy suit over the police documents that detailed their molestation. Four Duggars are taking legal action over their brother’s molestation scandal, which their parents attempted to cover up. But their target is not who you’d expect. Jill, Jessa, Jinger and Joy Dugger have filed a federal breach of privacy suit against In Touch magazine and Arkansas law enforcement over police documents released to the magazine through a Freedom of Information Act request in 2015. The documents revealed Josh Duggar molested underage girls as a teenager, including some of his sisters, an issue the children’s parents knew about. The sisters claim that when they spoke to investigators in 2006 as minors, they were assured their statements would not be made public. They say that under Arkansas law, information collected involving minors is not subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.
According to the lawsuit, the four sisters are seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages against the Arkansas city of Springdale, Arkansas’ Washington County, members of the Springdale Police Department and In Touch magazine, alleging they were “revictimized” by the release of the documents that contained “cosmetic editing” allowing them to be identified as their brother’s victims. In its report, In Touch did not identify Josh’s victims by name. It was Jessa and Jill who identified themselves as two of Josh’s five underage victims when they participated in an interview with Megyn Kelly on “The Kelly File.” With the filing of their lawsuit, Jinger and Joy confirmed they were victims as well. The identity of the fifth victim remains unknown.
But the sisters claim that by not editing their parents’ names, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, In Touch clearly identified the sisters as victims. They allege that because of the magazine’s report, they have been “subjected to spiteful and harsh comments and harassment” on social media from those who have “chastised their personal decision to forgive their brother.” They further allege that In Touch used “sensationalized headlines to lure readers into salacious stories and exploited their pain and suffering.” Additionally, they claim In Touch “scandalized their experiences as victims of sexual abuse by their brother.” At the time that In Touch’s report was published, the Duggar sisters were starring on “19 Kids and Counting,” which began following the family in 2008 and became TLC’s highest rated reality show. Lawyers for the sisters stated: “Revealing juvenile identities under these circumstances is unacceptable, and it’s against the law. The media and custodians of public records who let these children down must be held accountable.”
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Susan Z’s Conclusion:
This lawsuit, albeit involving terrible experiences these young girls were subjected to, feels too much like a witch hunt for profit. The Duggars all seemed to take the outcome of the exposure in the stride of Christian forgiveness but later were shown to be hiding much of the truth of what really happened. A settlement will be made but definitely not what the Duggar sisters are hoping for.
This card is a woman who is self-sufficient and knows how to make things work in her life. I feel this is one of the sisters involved in this lawsuit who was so emotionally traumatized and feels she should be compensated by somebody and she is obviously not going to sue her parents for their complicity.
Knight of Swords: Inverted (Upside Down)
This card is a male who brings disruptive energy. I would say it represents their brother and since inverted, shows that he hoped for forgiveness from them and pretty much has disappeared from the family.
Two of Swords: Inverted
This card shows a stalemate and unable to make a decision. Since inverted, I believe this lawsuit was discussed and pondered upon for a long time before action was finally taken.
Susan Z Rich is an emotional addiction counselor, spiritual intuitive and holistic therapist. She counsels others to see life in a more positive way and teaches personal accountability for life choices. She is also the author of several children’s books and Soul Windows…Secrets From The Divine. (life cycles) Learn more at her website: www.szrwhitewings.com