Josh Duggar Reportedly Had Two Paid Ashley Madison Accounts
UPDATE: Josh Duggar has issued a statement on the Duggar family website confirming that he has been unfaithful. "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," Duggar said. You can read the rest of his statement here.
Original post: It looks like former 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar is about to become the face of yet another scandal.
A group of hackers targeted the website Ashley Madison -- whose primary goal is to help married men and women cheat on their significant others -- and reportedly released a slew of private information belonging the site's users last night (August 18), including names, addresses and credit card information. According to data published by Gawker, it looks like someone with a credit card registered to a Joshua J. Duggar, whose billing address matches the home of the reality star's grandmother Mary, paid over $900 for two subscriptions between February 2013 and May 2015.
It looks like he opened the second account in July 2014, using an address that matches Duggar's home in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Gawker goes on to report that whoever was using the account had checked off the following categories, among others: “conventional sex,” “experimenting with sex toys,” “gentleness,” “someone who can teach me,” “extended foreplay/teasing,” "one-night stands," "open to experimentation."
Duggar formerly held the title of executive director for the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying group whose main goal, other than opposing gay marriage, is “to champion marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue and the wellspring of society.”
But he was forced to resign earlier this year after In Touch Weekly reported that Duggar had molested five underage girls, four of which were his sisters. He later admitted to the molestations and released a weak apology that stated things like, "I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life," failing to express remorse for his victims.
Josh Duggar currently has four children with his wife, Anna. The Duggars have yet to comment on the Ashley Madison allegations.