Jessa and Jill Duggar say their parents locked their bedroom doors to protect them from their brother, Josh Duggar, years ago.
According to the International Business Times, the girls were both “touched inappropriately” by their brother when he was 14-years-old. While they have said that the claims about Josh have been blown out of proportion, their parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, took precautions to keep their girls safe while Josh was going through some kind of phase.
Jessa says that Josh was just “a little too curious about girls.” He reportedly touched four of his sisters inappropriately, one of whom was only five-years-old at the time. The touching is said to have happened “over clothes” and while the girls were sleeping, except in two instances.
“Josh was a boy, a young boy in puberty and a little too curious about girls, and that got him into some trouble. And he made some bad choices, but, really, the extent of it was mild – inappropriate touching on fully clothed victims, most of it while [the] girls were sleeping,” explained Jessa.
Jessa and Jill slept with locked doors to keep Josh from entering their room at night. This was something that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar felt that they needed to do to keep their kids safe.
According to People Magazine, this information came out on Friday night’s special of The Kelly File where Fox’s Megyn Kelly interviewed some of the Duggars in their home.
“My parents said, ‘Okay, we’re not going to do this hide-and-seek thing where two people go off and hide together. You know, everybody’s in bed. Girls in the girls’ room. Boys in the boys’ room … as a mother now I look back, and I think, you know, my parents did such an amazing job for me. Even when we went through the DHS investigation they complimented my parents on what an amazing job they did through that process,” explained Jill Duggar.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, there could be more information about this scandal that could put an end to the Duggars’ reality show for good. Journalist Rick Egusquiza — who is responsible for bringing the Josh Duggar molestation case to light — believes that the information that has gone public may just be the tip of the iceberg so to speak. In a recent interview, Egusquiza was asked if he’d be digging into the Robertson family (Duck Dynasty) next, and his response was quite interesting.
“I’ll get on that, but I don’t think we’re done with the Duggars yet,” he said. Do you think there’s more?
[Photo via Jill Dillard (Duggar)/Instagram]