Talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw wants Josh Duggar to come clean about the molestation scandal that has prompted the revelation of the 19 Kids and Counting clan’s controversial family secrets. Although the popular daytime talk show is currently on hiatus, a show insider tells Radar Online that McGraw wants to talk to both Josh and his father, Jim Bob, to find out if they are telling the whole truth about the much talked about scandal.
Radar’s source states that part of the interview would include a lie detector test for both Josh and Jim Bob, with Dr. Phil asking questions about the identity of the girls he allegedly molested when he was a teenager.
“One particular line of questioning would involve the identity of the victims, although Dr. Phil wouldn’t name the five women Josh molested as a teen. Dr. Phil also wants to know if Josh has committed any other acts since he was sent away for counseling.”
The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Josh Duggar was accused of sexually molesting five girls in 2002 and 2003. According to records that have now been destroyed by the Springdale Police Department, Josh’s alleged victims told police that they had been “improperly touched, sometimes while they slept” in the Duggar family’s home.
Radar reports that despite Dr. Phil’s request for Josh and his father to appear on his show, the family has declined the offer. Instead, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have agreed to an interview with Fox News reporter Megan Kelly. The 19 Kids and Counting stars issued a brief statement on their blog about their upcoming appearance on The Kelly File.
“Next week we will sit down with Megyn Kelly on Fox News to share our hearts with you about the pain that we walked through as a family twelve years ago, the tears we all shed and the forgiveness that was given. We appreciate the outpouring of love and prayers for our family at this time.”
According to Fox News, the Duggar’s interview will air on June 3 at 9 p.m. ET. Kelly will talk with Jim Bob and Michelle about Josh’s sexual molestation allegations and the controversy that has forced TLC to take their popular reality show, 19 Kids and Counting, off the air. Additional footage from the interview, which was filmed in the Duggar’s Arkansas home, will air on June 5 at 9 p.m. ET.
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