Jessa Duggar Seewald Says It’s ‘So Frustrating’ Josh Duggar Skeletons Revealed, Shocks Viewers With Confession [Video]

Jessa Duggar With Ben And Spurgeon

The Duggar family is back on the air in the new TLC special Jill & Jessa: Counting On, and while viewers got an intimate look at the Josh Duggar scandals, Jessa and Jill also revealed their new families. Duggar fans got a good look at baby Israel before the episode transitioned to a tearful discussion of the scandals that have rocked the family for the past year.

The first episode of the Jill & Jessa: Counting On starts with Jessa Duggar talking about her pregnancy, and Jill delves into moving from the United States to Central America for missionary work. Jill tells the camera that she always wonders “in the beginning of the year what the year will hold and it hasn’t been what we thought,” referring to the Josh Duggar scandals that have brought the family down, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Quickly, the episode moves to talk about Josh Duggar and how his scandals have affected the family. Interestingly enough, Jessa blames the media more than her brother for the molestation scandals. In the episode, Jessa reveals that there is “an expectation that this family doesn’t have any problems.”

As reality stars on the hit show 19 Kids & Counting, people started “digging up old bones,” breaking the story that Josh Duggar molested five girls when he was a teenager, including both Jill and Jessa. Seewald explained that the Duggar family had put the shocking incident behind them many years ago, and it “was so frustrating” to have the “old bones” brought up again, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Jill agreed with Jessa, explaining that as one of Josh Duggar’s victims she does not “want that rubbed in your face all the time, for everyone else to see.” Blaming “whoever released that,” Jill confessed that being “thrown under the bus was really really hard.”

“We had moved on from there,” Jill said.