Duggar sisters file privacy suit against city, magazine

Duggar sisters file privacy suit against city, magazine

Duggar sisters file privacy suit against city, magazine

Jill Duggar Dillard, Jessa Duggar Seewald, Jinger Duggar Vuolo and Joy Duggar are suing the city, the county and the publishers of InTouch Weekly for breaching their privacy. At the time they were told only police and child welfare officers would have access to their files.

Four of the Duggar sisters are slapping the city and police officials with a lawsuit for releasing the investigative reports regarding their brother Josh's molestation of his younger siblings.

The women are suing city, county and police officials and the publishers of In Touch for damages.

The Duggar girls say In Touch filed a Freedom of Information Act request in 2015 to obtain the docs - which they used to publish at least 8 stories about the investigation.

Their brother Josh confessed to having molested four of his sisters and a babysitter after In Touch published a 2006 police report and apologized for his actions.

Though In Touch filed a Freedom of Information Act request in 2015, the Duggar sisters say that, by law, officials can not release information of sexual misconduct involving minors to the public. The sisters now claim that according to Arkansas laws, police are forbidden from sharing information pertaining to the sexual abuse of children.

Four stars of the TLC show 19 Kids and Counting have reportedly filed lawsuits against their city and their local police department.

The girls say the explosive report caused them to be victimized all over again, as the family suffered much public scrutiny after Josh's actions came to light. You'll recall, in the months following the story. the Duggars' show, "19 Kids and Counting", was canceled, and Josh entered a rehab program.

Lawyers for the sisters told USA Today the case "is exclusively about protecting children who are victims of abuse". The tabloid said the identity of the victims was not publicly known until the sisters admitted in an interview that they were among the victims in the case. "We're victims. They can't do this to us". But Jill Duggar rejected In Touch's claim that it was the sisters who revealed they were among the victims in the molestation case.

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