Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar shared their side of the Josh molestation story on Fox’s The Kelly File on Wednesday and now Jill and Jessa, who identify themselves as “victims,” will share theirs Friday. In a preview clip for their portion of the interview, Jessa revealed she believes people are going “overboard.”
“I do want to speak up in his defense against people who are calling him a child molester or a pedophile or a rapist, some people are saying. I'm like that is so overboard and a lie really,” the 22-year-old said.
She continued: “I mean people get mad at me for saying that but I can say this because I was one of the victims.”
In a tearful moment, Jill lambasted the media for its coverage, calling herself and Jessa “victims.” “They don't have a right to do this,” she said. “We are victims. They can't do this to us.”
Jessa added: “The system that was set up to protect kids, both those who make stupid mistakes or have problems like this in their life and the ones that are affected by those choices. It's greatly failed."
Jim Bob and Michelle revealed on part one of the interview that the release of the police report, which said Josh molested four of his younger sisters and another young girl, has been “public shame” for the family and “justice will be served.”
“They were victimized in these last couple of weeks more than they were 12 years ago,” Michelle added.