The hits just keep coming for Josh Duggar, 27, of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting fame. Gawker reported on Wednesday (August 19), that the former TLC star allegedly spent close to a $1,000 for two subscriptions on AshleyMadison.com — a site that helps married people commit adultery.
Josh is married to Anna Duggar and the couple are parents to four young children.
Hackers released email addresses — and stolen data about the site’s members earlier this week. Avid Life Media, the company that owns the infidelity website, confirmed that some of the stolen data released was legitimate.
Gawker uncovered a credit card in the name of Joshua Duggar, with a billing address that matches the home of the Duggar family grandma Mary, was used to pay for two subscriptions between February 2013 and May 2015.
The site also reported that the person using the account was looking for someone who is interested in “one-night stands,” “experimenting with sex toys,” someone who can teach me,” “open to experimentation,” and more. The user’s predilections for potential partners, according to the data reviewed by Gawker, include “professional/well groomed,” “short height,” “high sex drive,” “natural breasts,” “girl next door,” “naughty girl,” and more.
Josh Duggar admitted to molesting underage girls, including his sisters, twelve years ago. Josh released a statement saying that he “acted inexcusably” and was “deeply sorry” for “my wrongdoing.”
TLC also announced it has teamed with two child-protection organizations for an ongoing campaign to raise awareness about child sexual abuse.
“We took it as an opportunity to step further than just ‘How do we protect ourselves?’ and step into ‘How do we protect our audience and protect children?'” Kaplan said. “Our hope is to do more of that, in a way that’s thoughtful and respectful of the victims of child abuse — in the Duggar family and across America.”
19 Kids and Counting was officially canceled by TLC in July stemming from revelations of sexual misconduct by Josh Duggar.