Josh and Anna Duggar Shut Down Website Amid Molestation Reports
Josh has been silent since admitting to "wrongdoing" as a teen
It s been three days since Josh responded to allegations that he molested five underage girls as a teen. In the wake of the reports, Josh’s scheduled appearance at a Christian homeschool convention in Sandusky, Ohio, has been canceled, according to E! Online.
TLC has pulled 19 Kids and Counting from the air but still has full episodes available for view.
The network sparked outrage by running a 19 Kids and Counting marathon on Thursday, the same day that Josh admitted to “wrongdoing” in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE.
On Friday, TLC released a statement saying it was “deeply saddened” and pulled the show off the air. However, the program has not been officially canceled.
This is not the first time the channel has been linked to sexual assault. In October 2014, TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was canceled after matriarch June Shannon, 35, was rumored to be dating a convicted sex offender. Shortly after the show’s cancellation, TLC swiftly cut all ties with the family.
Last week, InTouch published police reports revealing the dark allegations from Josh’s past.
In the police report, which PEOPLE has confirmed is in reference to Josh, it appears that Josh s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, knew about the alleged molestations and at first didn t go to authorities but rather to fellow church members.
Josh Duggar Speaks Out About Molestation Reports
“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends,” Josh said on Thursday before announcing he had resigned from his position at the Family Research Council.