Jessa (Duggar) Seewald's Sister-in-Law on Why They Turned on Josh Duggar: 'Sometimes It Becomes Necessary to Stand Up and Speak the Truth'
"I'm sure it's heartbreaking," Jessica Seewald said of the struggles the former 19 Kids and Counting since she revealed she was the victim of molestation by her brother Josh
Less than a week after Jessa (Duggar) Seewald publicly turned her back on brother Josh Duggar, another member of the Seewald family is opening up about the emotional struggle the former 19 Kids and Counting star is currently enduring.
“I’m sure it’s heartbreaking,” Jessa’s sister-in-law Jessica Seewald told Page Six of the emotional strain Jessa and her husband Ben Seewald have been feeling since multiple scandals have engulfed Josh, including his confirmation in May that he had molested five underage girls (including Jessa and her sister Jill) and his confession in August that he had an account on infidelity website Ashley Madison and had developed an addiction to Internet pornography.
She added, “Ben and Jessa are very tender, so I’m sure they’re doing as much as they can for everyone involved.”
Much like her father Michael Seewald – who was once one of Josh’s most vocal supporters but who recently penned a scathing post about his “wicked” in-law – Jessica emphasized Josh’s self-professed hypocrisy in the last several months.
“In a world riddled with people who profess Christ and His love with their mouths, yet with their lives portray a totally different set of values, sometimes it becomes necessary to stand up and speak the truth,” Jessica told Page Six.
And Jessa, 22, has done just that. Along with Ben, she has shared not only her father-in-law’s indictment of Josh but also a link to a sermon about preventing adultery.