Data released in the wake of the Ashley Madison hack shows that Josh Duggar allegedly had multiple accounts on the site, and possibly another on OK Cupid.
The servers of Ashley Madison were hacked earlier this year, and data obtained in that breach has now begun making its way online. According to Gawker, the data shows that someone using a credit card issued to “Joshua J. Duggar” paid $986.76 for two consecutive subscriptions to Ashley Madison, which began in February 2013 and lasted until May 2015. The billing address for the credit card matches the home that Duggar’s grandmother Mary owns, as the New York Post reports, which was repeatedly shown on the family’s now-canceled TLC show, 19 Kids And Counting.
— E! Online (@eonline) August 20, 2015
The second Ashley Madison account associated with the name was reportedly opened in July 2014, and linked to Duggar’s address in Oxon Hill, Maryland, where he lived while working as the executive director of the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying group. The two accounts overlap by a period of several months, and the second one also included the $250 purchase of an “Affair Guarantee,” which promises Ashley Madison users their money back if an actual affair doesn’t take place within three months.
If anyone is curious, I made a fake OKCupid to see Josh Duggar’s answers to compatibility questions. pic.twitter.com/dt0iwi3siG
— Tally Deushane (@live2tivo) August 20, 2015
Duggar made worldwide headlines earlier this year when it was revealed that he had molested five underage girls in the past, including four of his sisters, as the Inquisitr has previously reported. The revelations, which were made public in May 2015 by InTouch Weekly, forced not only Duggar’s resignation from the Family Research Council, but also the cancellation of the Duggars’ show.
— Gawker (@Gawker) August 19, 2015
Following the news that several Ashley Madison accounts were linked to Duggar, users searched the email handle associated with them, firstname.lastname@example.org, and turned up an OK Cupid profile opened with the same email. The account hasn’t been utilized since September of 2014, around the same time that the first Ashley Madison account linked to Josh Duggar’s credit card was cancelled. While further details offered by the OK Cupid profile seem to corroborate the association, however, Gawker noted that they could not definitively link it to Josh Duggar.
Neither TLC, the Family Research Council, nor representatives for Josh Duggar or the Duggar family has yet responded to Gawker‘s request for comment regarding the Ashley Madison accounts.
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