Josh Duggar Child Porn Trial: Juror Tossed After Judge Reportedly Learns They Are Related To The Defendant
Drama in the courtroom!
On day one of Josh Duggar’s child porn trial, a juror had to be removed after the judge learned they were related to the disgraced reality TV star.
Juror #7, whose name is unknown, declared: “I know Josh Duggar, I’m related to him. The marriage of my daughter to his brother,” reported The Sun. Following the news, the judge was “shocked” and scoffed that the juror should've been “filtered out.”
Josh is facing facing years behind bars after he was indicted on federal child pornography charges earlier this year. In April, the 33-year-old pleaded not guilty to charges of receiving and possessing child porn. He was released from jail a week after his arrest.
In a bombshell, two of Josh’s siblings are expected to take the stand during trial. On Tuesday it was revealed that Jill Duggar, 30, and Jedidiah Duggar, 22, would be testifying as witnesses in the case later this week.
Jill — who has been married to Derick Dillard since 2014 — previously admitted to having an estranged relationship with other members of her family.
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As OK! previously reported, Josh’s father, Jim Bob Duggar, took the stand in a pre-trial hearing on Monday, November 29. The former 19 Kids and Counting star was quizzed about his son’s alleged history of sexual misconduct, specifically the 2006 police report detailing his abuse toward some of his own sisters.
The 56-year-old told the court he couldn’t “remember” the details of the incident, and that it was “tabloid information,” despite his son’s previous confession he inappropriately touched minor girls.
“He told me that he had touched some of the girls when they were sleeping on the breasts… they didn’t wake up,” he said, explaining that he and his wife Michelle were “shocked this had happened, but we were thankful he came on his own and told us.”
If convicted, the father-of-seven faces up to 40 years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines.