Amy Duggar King Says Her Family Has Been Told A “Completely Different Story” Regarding The Indecent Assault Scandal


Amy Duggar King may have been scared of a nondisclosure agreement before. Now that the Duggar family’s media empire has fallen over Josh Duggar’s arrest on two child pornography charges, she is much more open. The famous rebel cousin Duggar has become particularly talkative since the start of Josh Duggar’s trial. During the fourth day of the trial, King revealed that she and her mother, Deanna Duggar, had heard a completely different story about Josh’s sexual abuse of his siblings.

Josh Duggar’s trial on child pornography charges was not the first indication of predatory behavior

Josh Duggar’s trial on two child pornography charges is officially underway. Between November 30 and December 3, the prosecution painted a disturbing picture of what happened inside a parking lot belonging to Duggar. The trial, the result of an 18-month investigation, is not the first time that Duggar has been charged with criminal behavior. The trial will continue on Monday.

Former ’19 Kids and Counting’ star Josh Duggar in his passport photo | Washington County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images

Long before Duggar, 33, uploaded child pornography, he was accused of assaulting several of his younger sisters. A series of incidents, including one involving a 5-year-old brother, took place between 2002 and 2003. InTouch Weekly broke the story in 2015. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar stepped in to control the damage. Shortly after InTouch revealed the story, the duo sat down for a TV interview to explain the situation.

Fans learn that everyone outside of the island circle of the Duggars had a heavily sanitized version of events. Bobye Holt’s testimony at trial proved it. Amy recently confirmed that she and her mother have no idea what is really going on inside the family home in Springdale, Arkansas.

Amy Duggar King reveals her family was never told the truth about Josh Duggar’s behavior

King, the rebellious cousin often seen in the original Duggar family series, 19 children and count, took to Instagram to answer questions from fans at the end of Day 4 of Josh Duggar’s trial. At one point, a follower asked why Amy and her mother, Deanna Duggar, chose to maintain a relationship with the Duggars after learning that Josh had sexually abused his siblings.

Amy Duggar / Amy King of the Duggar family smiling and sitting.  Amy Duggar comments on Josh Duggar's trial via Twitter.

Amy Duggar | Peter Kramer / NBC / NBC NewsWire

King revealed that Jim Bob and Michelle never told him and her mother the real story. In her comment, she said Jim Bob and Michelle told them a “whole different story” from what happened inside the house. While King didn’t go into what the family told them, followers can read between the lines. His comment seems to indicate that they received a sanitized version of events in the same way. King insisted that she and her mother were trying to distance themselves from Jim Bob and his family, even then.

Amy Duggar King reveals she is sure the Duggar family ‘hate’ her speaking out

Late Friday night, King took to Instagram again to speak to his followers. In a series of Instagram stories, King explained that she appreciates all the support she receives. She said it meant a lot after spending years being her own “hypeman”. King went on to say that she was neither ‘soft’ nor ‘soft’ and that she would continue to speak out. Both are terms used by members of the IBLP, the ultra-conservative Christian ministry to which the Duggars belong.

Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar appear on the show

Michelle Duggar & Jim Bob Duggar Appear on NBC News “Today” Show | Peter Kramer / NBC / NBC NewsWire

Before shutting down the platform for the night, King gave her take on what the rest of the Duggar clan thinks about her right now. King said she believed the majority of the Duggar family wanted her to stop talking. She doesn’t intend to. King noted that she was deepening her nondisclosure agreement.

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