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Confused Christians! Duggar Family Blindsided By Josh's Ashley Madison Sex Scandal, Had Never Even Heard Of Cheating Website

Josh Duggar Ashley Madison Family Reaction
Source: TLC

Aug. 21 2015, Updated 6:56 p.m. ET

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The Duggar family kept son Josh's molestation crimes a secret for more than ten years— but the strict Christian clan was shocked by accusations that the married father of four searched for sex on Ashley Madison, can exclusively reveal.

Sources say some members had never even heard of the website.

"They were very confused," an insider reveals. "Someone had to explain that it's a way for married men to troll for hot women."

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After hackers dumped the private information of many Ashley Madison members— who sign on to the site to pursue extramarital affairs— Gawker named the 27-year-old as a user.

Citing credit card records, the New York news site claimed Josh paid a total of $986.76 for two different monthly subscriptions from February 2013 until May 2015— the month previously uncovered police records accusing the conservative former lobbyist of fondling five minor females as a teenager went public. (Sisters Jill, 23, and Jessa, 22, later came forward as victims.)

19 Kids and Counting

On Thursday afternoon, Josh responded to the rumors by calling himself "the biggest hypocrite," and admitting to being "unfaithful" to his wife.

Parents Jim Bob and Michelle said their "hearts were broken" by the scandal.

So far, Anna, who gave birth to their fourth child Meredith Grace in July, has remained silent.

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