Moral crusader for family values Josh Duggar is not only a confessed sex child offender; he’s also an adulterer.
The hack of Ashley Madison, the exclusive dating website for married people seeking extramarital relationships, has exposed the intimate details — including sexual proclivities — of its members, who number 40 million.
And all evidence suggests that the eldest child of the 19 Kids and Counting family, himself a father of four, is one of them.
The leaked data shows that someone used a credit card belonging to one Joshua A Duggar with a billing address that matches a home belonging to the Duggar family in Arkansas. (Keep in mind that Ashley Madison’s sign up process doesn’t require email address verification to set up an account. So legitimate addresses might have been hijacked by some members of the site. The email addresses could be fake – but Gawker certainly doesn’t think so in this case as the evidence is more extensive than an email address.]
According to Gawker, between February 2013 and May 2015 Duggar paid Ashley Madison a total of $986.76.
He apparently sought a partner for the purposes of cheating on his wife by engaging in the the following wholesome activities:
“Conventional Sex,” “Experimenting with Sex Toys,” “One-Night Stands,” “Open to Experimentation,” “Gentleness,” “Good With Your Hands,” “Sensual Massage,” “Extended Foreplay/Teasing,” “Bubble Bath for 2,” “Likes to Give Oral Sex,” “Likes to Receive Oral Sex,” “Someone I Can Teach,” “Someone Who Can Teach Me,” “Kissing,” “Cuddling & Hugging,” “Sharing Fantasies,” “Sex Talk.”
He was also seeking someone who was fit, petite, tall or short, long-haired or short-haired and in possession of a “secret love nest”.
Here’s the full list, per Gawker:
“A Professional/Well Groomed,” “Stylish/Classy,” “Casual Jeans/T-shirt Type,” “Muscular/Fit Body,” “Petite Figure,” “Tall Height,” “Short Height,” “Long Hair,” “Short Hair,” “Girl Next Door,” “Naughty Girl,” “Sense of Humor,” “Imagination,” “Creative and Adventurous,” “Relaxed and Easy Going,” “Aggressive/Take Charge Nature,” “Confidence,” “Discretion/Secrecy,” “A Good Listener,” “Good Personal Hygiene,” “Average Sex Drive,” “High Sex Drive,” “Dislikes Routine,” “Has a Secret Love Nest,” “Disease Free,” “Drug Free,” and “Natural Breasts.”
Gawker reports that he also seems to have paid a $250 “affair guarantee”, meaning he’d get his money back if an affair wasn’t forthcoming within three months.
This latest embarrassment will no doubt reassure the network TLC which produced 19 Kids and Counting that the decision to cancel the show after it emerged that Josh Duggar had sexually molested several little girls, including four of his sisters, as a teenager.
He was forced to resign from the Family Research Council following those revelations, but his family stood by him.
His two sisters, Jill and Jessa, gave and interview to Fox’s Megyn Kelly in which they absolved their brother of his youthful transgressions. Duggar himself explained that his molestation of his sisters had been an aberration, a momentary straying from God’s path.
“I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life. I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged and asked Christ to forgive me and come into my life. I would do anything to go back to those teen years and take different actions. In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption,” he wrote on his family’s Facebook page.
Duggar’s wife since 2008, Anna Duggar, was also forgiving. She wrote on Facebook:
“And when you, our sweet fans, first met me when Josh asked me to marry him… I was able to say, ‘Yes’ knowing who Josh really is – someone who had gone down a wrong path and had humbled himself before God and those whom he had offended. Someone who had received the help needed to change the direction of his life and do what is right. I want to say thank you to those who took time over a decade ago to help Josh in a time of crisis. Your investment changed his life from going down the wrong path to doing what is right.”
It will be interesting to see Josh Duggar try and squirm out of this one, though.
The Duggar family album…
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