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Molester Josh Duggar ‘Just Curious About Girls?' Michelle & Jim Bob's Biggest LIES From Their Bombshell TV Interview

Jim Bob Duggar Michelle Duggar TV Interview Lies

Jun. 5 2015, Published 7:12 a.m. ET

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In their sit-down interview with Fox News reporter Megyn Kelly, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar defended their actions following son Josh's confession he fondled five minor females in the family home as a teen between 2002 and 2003. But the fervent Christian couple wasn't always telling the truth!

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Jim Bob Duggar Michelle Duggar TV Interview Lies

FOX News’ Megyn Kelly Interviews Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar

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The 19 Kids And Counting matriarch, 48, insisted to Kelly that her daughters, including Jill, 23, and Jessa, 22, "weren't even aware" that they had been molested by their teen brother. But in the leaked police report, one of the victims alleged in an interview with investigators that Josh touched another victim while sitting in a chair and became so upset, she ran out of the room.

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Patriarch Jim Bob, 49, downplayed his son's horrific behavior, claiming he touched his sisters "over their clothes while they were sleeping." But one of the victims claimed Josh "touched" her "on the skin" in the "private" area after he pulled her dress up and then pulled down the pants she was wearing under the dress.

FOX News’ Megyn Kelly Interviews Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar

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Jim Bob also told Kelly that Josh was "just curious about girls" during the time of the molestations. But it was far from just hormonal teenage exploring. According to a second leaked police report, one of the victims was just 5 years old when she was groped by Josh.

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Michelle Duggar Signs Copies Of “A Love That Multiplies”

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Michelle said she doesn't "let boys babysit" following the sex abuse nightmare. But Josh was known for chaperoning his younger sisters on courtship dates.

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After the incidents, Michelle said she prohibited any younger children from sitting on any older kids' laps. But in the 2014 Duggar family Christmas photo, Jackson, then 10, is sitting in big brother James' lap.

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The Duggar parents swore they weren't "mandatory reporters" of the abuse, and therefore were not obligated to alert police of Josh's crimes. But as homeschool teachers, Jim Bob and Michelle seem to have been responsible for telling authorities about the behavior under Arkansas state law. 

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