“Duggar Girls” has been a hot topic in the headlines this week after it was reported that eldest Duggar son Josh sexually abused more than one underage girl as a teen, many of whom are believed to be his sisters. Now, after several days of speculation, one Duggar girl has broken her silence online, if only to give fans a glimpse into what sort of place she’s in right now.
Amy Duggar, whose uncle is Jim Bob Duggar, posted a serene photo on Instagram and Twitter with the caption “Peace. Be still.” The words are a Biblical reference, and while she didn’t expand upon it, her boyfriend Dillon King did use the web to offer support to the family and to share his gratitude that Amy wasn’t involved in the abuse.
“I’m so thankful for this beautiful girl in my life, praying for the Duggar family in this hard time…Thank you Jesus Amy wasn’t involved in the situation. Love you baby girl! Praying for your family and the love ones involved,” he wrote.
It’s not clear what remains in store for the family, but Josh has reportedly resigned from his position with the Family Research Council and he and his wife Anna, who are expecting their fourth child, have also taken down their website. TLC has not confirmed whether they will cancel 19 Kids And Counting, but it has been suspended as at least one sponsor has broken ties with the show.
The problem for the network is that Jill and Jessa Duggar have a huge fan base, bringing in millions of viewers this year and last with their weddings and Jill’s first pregnancy. However, the network faces a lawsuit from June Shannon–mother of “Honey Boo Boo”–if they keep the show on the air, because they canceled her show after a molestation scandal broke.