The Duggar daughters’ lawsuit has been advancing behind the scenes. For months, Counting On fans have been paying attention to Josh Duggar’s own legal issues. But now, there’s more news about the sisters’ lawsuit and they appear to be making progress.
In case you missed it, several of Josh’s sisters are suing their local police department, who released the police report in 2015. The report was then shared widely by news outlets. In the report, Jim Bob Duggar confessed that Josh had inappropriately touched four of his younger sisters, as well as one other minor girl. These incidents occurred when Josh was a teenager.
Since the report was leaked, two of Josh’s alleged victims, Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald, have come forward. Jinger Vuolo and Joy-Anna Forsyth, two other Duggar sisters, are also involved in the suit. However, they have never confirmed that they were Josh’s victims.
Beginning in May 2017, Jessa and Jill sued the Springdale police department for the “invasion of privacy” due to the leaked information in the report. The sisters also claim that the leaked information caused “extreme mental anguish and emotional distress.”
Once the police report was leaked and the details went public, the family’s show, 19 Kids & Counting, was canceled by TLC. Then, a spin-off, Jill & Jessa: Counting On, was created to tell the sisters’ stories after the world learned of their brother’s scandal.
Duggar Daughters’ Lawsuit: What’s The Latest?
Now, there is finally more information about the lawsuit and where it’s at today. The Sun can confirm that Jill, Joy-Anna, Jessa, and Jinger are “in talks to settle lawsuit” with the police.
The Sun also reveals what’s in some of the court documents. They read:
“The purpose of the settlement conference is to precipitate settlement of this case, if that is appropriate. It will be conducted in such a manner as to not prejudice any party in the event settlement is not reached that all matters communicated to the undersigned (judge)… will not be disclosed to the trial judge. The undersigned of course will not serve as trial judge in this case.”
So, what do you think might happen with the Duggar daughters’ lawsuit? Have you been paying much attention to it amid Josh Duggar’s legal troubles? Let us know in the comments section below. For more news about the Duggars, come back to TV Shows Ace.
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