Josh Duggar's Younger Brothers Discuss Scandal for First Time
The Duggar siblings talk about their disappointment with Josh, who admitted to molesting young girls and also cheating on his wife using Ashley Madison, in a clip from the upcoming special Jill & Jessa: Counting On.
“After everything started to settle down from the first release of stuff in the news about Josh, we got word of a second thing that we had no clue about,” John-David, 25, said. “That was a little more of a shock probably than the first stuff coming out.”
“I always wanted to be like him. But one of the toughest things I had to tell my older brother was, I don’t want to be like you anymore,” he added. “It’s a big load. It’s a big weight upon me now. I’ve got a whole bunch of younger siblings looking up to me, and I’ve got to be an example to them. Because whatever I am, that’s what they want to be. I know that’s how it was for me and Josh.”
“I don’t think there’s any way any of us would have known that my brother was living such a secret life,” Joseph, 20, said in his emotional interview. “It broke my heart. Whenever somebody you respect the most is willing to get up and proclaim what we believe as Christians, about being true to your wife, you’d never think that that’s the person who’s involved in it.”