Before I go on, let me explain that this isn’t about Josh. This isn’t defending Josh. I don’t even want to talk about what Josh did for the purpose of this article because, frankly, the past can’t be undone, and it was dealt with a decade ago. However, these innocent girls are being victimized NOW, and it needs to stop.
I will say it again — Yes, Josh Duggar did some very, very bad things. That is clear. But what might not be so clear is the tragedy the innocent Duggar girls woke up to this very week.
What many don’t realize is that the backlash in the news and social media is only victimizing those girls all over again. They are once again reliving every horrid detail of something that happened over a decade ago, something that they put behind them — even if we can’t understand how or why.
This is something the family had addressed, and luckily, were able to overcome. Although we may not agree with their methods of doing so, who are we to tell any victim the right way to handle and cope with their abuse and their feelings that result from it?
If you’ve ever been sexually abused, it’s not something you want thrown into the public limelight for all to talk about and judge. Police investigated. No charges were pressed. The family, especially those girls, shouldn’t have their entire lives put on trial by public opinion over a decade later by people lacking the specific details of what exactly happened. (Read more from “Duggar Girls Victimized” HERE)