With their TLC show 19 Kids and Counting off the air, at least for now, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar were back on TV Wednesday night in an exclusive interview with The Kelly File on Fox News. The Duggar parents revealed to Megyn Kelly that, at one point, they actually removed their eldest son Josh from the family home when they discovered he repeatedly engaged in improper touching of their young daughters while they slept — wrongdoings to which they said Josh voluntarily confessed.
“So, as parents, we still loved Josh and we loved our other ones, but we were going to protect those that are in our hands,” Jim Bob said.
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Did you feel guilty when you learned that his behavior had continued? Kelly asked.
“I think, as parents, you feel like a failure when one of your kids does something wrong,” Jim Bob said. “You feel like if I had done more training or maybe something else that this wouldn’t have happened.”
By clicking on the video above, you can see a segment of the Duggars’ first sit-down TV interview since the molestation scandal broke — a segment in which Michelle explained their daughters’ reaction to Josh’s behavior that “devastated” her and Jim Bob.
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