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'19 Kids & Counting' Cancelled After Josh Duggar's Molestation Scandal

'19 Kids & Counting' Cancelled After Josh Duggar's Molestation Scandal

TLC has just announced that 19 Kids and Counting has officially been cancelled in the wake of Josh Duggar‘s child molestation scandal, AP reports.

The network did announce that it has consulted with advocacy organizations RAINN and Darkness to Light on the steps to take. They’ve partnered with these organizations to create an hour long documentary with the help of Jill and Jessa Duggar about survivors and families dealing with abuse.

“TLC has been especially concerned for the victims in this situation, including the Duggar family, and it is our hope that this effort will help those in need learn where to turn for information and help. The documentary will be commercial-free, and we anticipate it will air later this summer,” a statement from the network read.

Click inside to read the full statement from TLC…

“The recent attention around the Duggars has sparked a critical and important conversation about child protection.

“Over these past weeks, TLC has consulted regularly with leading victims’ rights and advocacy organizations in the U.S., including RAINN and Darkness to Light, to discuss how to use this moment to address the issue and make a positive impact. Unfortunately, child sexual abuse is not an isolated issue; it affects many children and families around the world. To that end, we are partnering with both organizations on a multi-platform campaign to raise awareness and educate parents and families about the issue. In the first phase of this initiative, TLC will work closely with both groups and with the Duggar family on a one-hour documentary that will include Jill and Jessa and other survivors and families that have been affected by abuse.

“TLC has been especially concerned for the victims in this situation, including the Duggar family, and it is our hope that this effort will help those in need learn where to turn for information and help. The documentary will be commercial-free, and we anticipate it will air later this summer.”

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