Reports: Allegations lead to Duggar resignation
Member of TV family apologizes, quits Family Research Council
After a tabloid report alleging that he molested several underage girls while a teenager, Josh Duggar said Thursday that he was "extremely sorry," The Washington Post and USA Today reported.
Duggar, 27, is a member of the family that stars on TLC's "19 Kids and Counting." In the wake of the allegations, he has resigned his post with the Family Research Council.
"Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret," Duggar said on Facebook. "I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life."
In Touch Weekly on Thursday published a report detailing the allegations, the Post reported. The names of the suspect and the alleged victims were redacted.
The incidents were not reported to police until 2006, TMZ.com said, and the statute of limitations has since passed.
Duggar is the oldest child in the family that stars on "19 Kids and Counting" on TLC. He and his wife, Anna, and their three children live in Washington.