Josh Duggar Changes Cheating Story, Removes Satan, Molestation, And Porn References From Statement

Josh Duggar issued a shocking statement on his family website today, admitting to infidelity. Yet, hours later, the former reality star changed his statement, removing any references of pornography addiction, molestation, and Satan.

CNN reports that since 2012, Duggar, a married man with four children, has been using a website to hook up with other women. The website, Ashley Madison, helps married people find others for discreet relationships.

After being exposed for his infidelity, Duggar, who touts himself as a devout Christian, wrote an apology to the public, stating that he’s a hypocrite and that his addiction to porn and made him act on his desires.

“I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.”

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Duggar also indicated that Satan lured him to meeting other women, even though he was out in the public, attempting to fight immorality.

“The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against immorality in our country, in my heart I had allowed Satan to build a fortress that no one knew about.”

Within hours of publishing his statement, however, the references to porn addiction and Satan were completely removed from the apology. The first paragraph of Duggar’s statement, still available on the Duggar family website, now reads as follows.

“I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have been unfaithful to my wife.”

The mention of Satan is now completely removed from the statement, but Duggar ends his apology by asking for forgiveness.

Josh Duggar made headlines earlier this year after admitting to sexually molesting several members of his family when he was a teenager, including his then five-year-old sister. His original Thursday statement also referenced his past molestation allegations, but that too, was altered.

“I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust.”

The altered paragraph makes no mentions of his actions as a teenager or of “re-breaking” trust.

Earlier this week, the Inquisitr reported that Duggar was noticeably absent from his close friends’ wedding, Michael Bates and Brandon Kelein, although his wife Anna was in attendance. Duggar never provided a reason as to why he missed the wedding, but with the recent news of his affairs, the public speculates that perhaps Anna may be secretly planning to leave him. The rumors, however, have not been confirmed.

Shortly after the public learned of Josh Duggar’s past with molestation issues, the popular TLC reality show, 19 Kids and Counting, was canceled after running for 15 seasons.

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