Duggar sisters file privacy suit against city, magazine

Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald.         
                                     The Duggars

Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald. The Duggars

According to the lawsuit it was easy to determine who the victims were based on that information. However, these closely scrutinized statements were picked apart by the viewers, who found a series of contradictions in them.

The Duggar sisters who filed an invasion of privacy lawsuit in Arkansas federal district court are members of the Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar family that gained celebrity status as stars of the former TLC reality show, "19 Kids and Counting". Great to be at the museum of the Bible launch event tonight in DC! For example, The Inquisitr has extensively covered the cases of Jaycee Dugard and Elizabeth Thomas, both of whom were children when they were victims of sex crimes. Failing to forgive is treated as a sin equal to or greater than the attacks themselves.

The Duggars' lawsuit is one involving public figures who are famous for holding a certain set of values and supposedly living a specific lifestyle. This again drew significant attention to the family, with viewers discussing the effect the destruction of the record would have for the Duggar household, with the information already publicly shared online. We are very thankful for God's forgiveness, grace and help, as it is our strength and guide to rebuilding our lives. Mom, we thank you for your love, your patience, your care and most importantly, your devotion to the Lord. TMZ reports that the sisters were told their testimony would be kept private, as they were minors at the time their statements were given.

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Two years later, Jill, Jessa, Jinger and Joy Duggar are suing the city and police of Springdale, Arkansas, for releasing the documents with their testimony, as well as the publishers of In Touch for publishing them. Additionally, they claim, In Touch "scandalized [their] experiences as victims of sexual abuse by their brother". The problem is, as far as the Duggar sisters are concerned, is that any thorough police report on their complaints would, by necessity, contain enough information that an observer could identify them. At the time the molestation scandal surfaced, Josh was executive director of Tony Perkins' conservative and anti-gay group, Family Research Council Action.

Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy argue that, after In Touch used the details of their case to publish at least eight articles, they were "victimized" by the public. "...the Arkansas Municipal League, the Arkansas State Police, the Washington County Juvenile Prosecuting Attorney within the Washington County Prosecuting Attorney's Office...."

Read the lawsuit filed by Duggar sisters here.

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