Anna Duggar recently turned to the Duggar family blog to share her feelings about Josh Duggar after visiting him in rehab. Her post constitutes the most candid confession yet from Anna, after a year where Josh was reported to have molested five underage girls, four of whom were his sisters. And that was just the first scandal, which resulted in TLC’s decision to cancel the Duggar family flagship reality TV show 19 Kids And Counting. The subsequent Ashley Madison website hacking revealed that Josh had paid for accounts on the site designed to help married people cheat on their spouses. Josh then confessed to being unfaithful to Anna and an addiction to porn, after which he entered the faith-based treatment center where Anna has been visiting him.
In response to the blog authored by Anna, fans are taking polar opposite views of her determination to stand by her man, with some applauding Anna for defending Duggar and seeking to mend the rip in her marriage, and others contending that it’s time for Anna to get up and leave Josh and Duggarville, reported She Knows.
“Many have asked how I am doing,” penned Anna in explaining why she had chosen to be candid. “So many have asked that it’s actually humbling and touching. 2015 was the most difficult year of my life. Yet, amazingly I’ve found that in my own life crisis God has drawn near to me (‘He’s near to the brokenhearted’ Psalms 34:18) and my faith has been more precious to me than ever before.”
Josh’s wife then shared her decision to visit Duggar in rehab, clarifying why she traveled to see the husband who admitted he had cheated on her.
“Just recently I visited Josh,” revealed Anna. “It was an important step on a long difficult road.”
In addition, Anna expressed appreciation to fans for their prayers and messages, and asked for continued prayers and support. She emphasized that the encouraging words had helped her to believe that she can save her marriage.
“I can never express how your kindness and prayers have brought encouragement when I needed it most — outpacing the grief and discouragement at every turn. I trust that God will continue to show His love and tenderness toward us and bring beauty from ashes — somehow — as only He can do. Please continue to pray for me, Josh and our children.”
Anna Duggar Praised As Inspiration By Some Fans, While Others Urge Her To Leave Josh Duggar
Heading to the Duggar family Facebook to voice their views, Anna’s fans and followers revealed what they thought about her decision to stay with Josh.
Those who praised Anna see her as a role model for wives.
“I love Anna. What an incredible example of compassion, patience, and forgiveness, for all of us young wives. She is inspirational. I wish her nothing but happiness,” posted one such fan.
But others disagreed, pleading with her to exit the marriage and head in the opposite direction from Josh.
“Josh isn’t sorry for his actions and will never change. Shame on him. I hope Anna runs far far away. He never would have admitted it if he hadn’t gotten caught. I love the Duggars, but that is my opinion. I hope Anna leaves him,” declared a fan with a very different view.
Anna also posted a link to her blog on Twitter, eliciting additional responses.
Danica Dillon, Porn Star, Shares Sex Assault Details In Lawsuit
Amid the debate about whether Anna should leave Josh, Duggar is facing a $500,000 sex assault lawsuit from porn star Danica Dillon. And now Danica is revealing new details about precisely what happened when she and Duggar were together, reported the Daily Mail.
Dillon alleges that she was choked and spit on by Josh, and that she worried about the possibility that other women had been similarly mistreated by Duggar.
“If he’s done this to me, how many other girls has he done this to?” questioned Danica. “Has he murdered anybody?”
Dillon alleges that she and Josh had unprotected sex twice, and that she received $1,000 for the first encounter and $1,5000 for her second session with Duggar. During that time period, Anna was pregnant.
Danica also claims that Duggar was verbally abusive, reported Radar Online.
“Calling me a slut, a skank,” alleged Dillon. “He needs long-term treatment.”
Danica filed the lawsuit for battery and assault in November, and alleges that because of Josh, she suffers from PTSD.
[Image via Duggar Family/Facebook]