The statement was revised and no longer includes the porn addiction portion or specific reference to molestation charges

By Sheila Cosgrove Baylis
August 20, 2015 04:20 PM
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Just as Josh Duggar has confessed to cheating on his wife Anna, signing up with the infidelity website Ashley Madison and developing an addiction to Internet pornography, the family has reposted the statement without the mention of the pornography addiction.

On the family’s website Thursday, Josh issued a statement that read in part, “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.”

About an hour after the initial post on Thursday, that portion of the statement had been revised to say, “I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have been unfaithful to my wife.”

Another part of the statement that refers to the molestation charges against him has also been altered. It used to read: “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.”

It now reads: “I have brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions.”

The remainder of the statement is intact and asks fans for forgiveness.

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