Josh Duggar's hometown requests court to dismiss molestation lawsuit against them
Although police records show that it was Josh's father Jim Bob Duggar who first reported the fact that his son molested the young girls, the information had been hidden from public
The city of Springdale, Arkansas seems to have filed a response to Josh Duggar‘s lawsuit and has said that they're 'praying' the court dismisses the case, according to a report by Radar Online. The lawsuit is in regards to the release of personal documents related to the investigation of his alleged sexual molestation of four of his sisters along with a babysitter in the years 2002 and 2003.
“The City of Springdale prays that this Court dismiss Plaintiff’s Complaint against the City of Springdale in its entirety with prejudice, as a matter of law,” the documents state.
Although police records have shown that it was Josh's father Jim Bob Duggar who first reported the fact that his son molested the young girls, the information had been fairly hidden from the public before being revealed by an InTouch Weekly report in May 2015.
According to Josh, the release of the private documents led to “severe emotional distress, mental anguish and substantial loss of income.” He also made claims that in his position anyone would feel “seriously offended and aggrieved by the intensely negative publicity as a result of the illegal release.”
Just last month, the Washington County had looked at Josh's lawsuit, and denied every single claim in the lawsuit, saying that Duggar “has failed to state a claim upon which relief can be granted," according to documents obtained by Radar Online. They have further demanded a trial by jury on the matter.
Duggar's hometown, Springdale, has also claimed that they did not get the documents illegally since all the paperwork on Duggar's alleged sexual molestation case were already public knowledge. “Any information disclosed by the city of Springdale was already public,” Springdale claimed.
In 2015, both Jill and Jessa Duggar, who were two of the main victims of their brother's sexual molestation, had an interview with Megyn Kelly where they admitted to being on the receiving end of their brother's terrible actions.
"Well, I think in the case of what Josh did, it was very wrong," Jessa said at the time. "I'm not going to justify anything that he did or say it was ok, not permissible, but 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, I mean people get mad at me for saying that but I can say this because I was one of the victims. So I can speak out and I can say this and set the record straight here."
She continued, "Like in Josh's case, he was a boy, a young boy in puberty and a little too curious about girls. And that got him into to some trouble. And he made some bad choices, but really the extent of it was mild, inappropriate touching, on fully clothed victims, most of it while girls were sleeping."