“Josh Duggar admitted Thursday to leading a ‘double life’ that included viewing pornography and being ‘unfaithful to my wife,’ he said in a statement [on the Internet] — which was later edited,” NBC News reports.
Duggar was on the now-canceled TLC reality show “19 Kids and Counting.” Previously it had come out that Duggar, while a teenage, molested 5 girls, including some of his sisters.
Says the NBC News report, the first statement Duggar, 27, posted on Thursday said “While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.”
Then the report notes, “A revised version posted later Thursday afternoon took out all references to pornography. ‘I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him,’ [Duggar] continued, in both versions.”
To read the entire revised post, please click here.
The NBC News story also says, as we have previously reported, that “Duggar’s latest revelation comes after reports in Gawker and The Hollywood Reporter claim two accounts on the infidelity website, Ashley Madison, appear to be linked to [Duggar] who is the father of four. The site was apparently hacked this week, and personal information from millions of its users was published online.”