Jill and Jessa Duggar fans think sisters 'PREDICTED' brother Josh's arrest as they 'plan to launch tell-all docuseries'05/04/2021
JESSA and Jill Duggar's fans are convinced they predicted their brother Josh's arrest on child porn charges.
Counting On viewers pointed out that the sisters were rumored to be planning a "tell-all docuseries" about the Duggars – months before Josh was taken into custody.
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Back in December, it was reported that their show would "spill details of how it was growing up" with their fundamentalist family.
The series would explain how they plan to defy the conventions their strict parents Jim Bob and Michelle put in place, OK! reported.
A source said at the time that the program will "reveal everything on how they’re raising strong, independent kids to how they plan to defy family convention by adopting next.
“They’ll also spill details of how it was like growing up in the Duggar world and all the rules they had to live by."
Jill, 29, and Jessa, 28, will be joined by their husbands Derick Dillard and Ben Seewald, according to the outlet.
Fans speculated that the siblings knew Josh would be arrested and that it could lead to Counting On being canceled – so wanted to create an "exit strategy".
"Did Jessa expect the arrest and start to plan an exit strategy that kept her on TV with a paycheck?" one user asked on Reddit.
Another posted: "Makes sense that she would find an exit strategy/ paycheck."
"Since Josh was raided in 2019, even if she didn't know what they were looking for/ found, she knew s**t was going to hit the fan one way or the other."
A third fan said they could see more of the Duggar siblings taking part in the rumored docuseries.
"I've actually wondered this a few times the last few days. I can see Jinger and Josiah joining as well," they wrote.
Jill and Derick left Counting On in 2017 and have publicly slammed Jim Bob and Michelle since, accusing them of trying to "control" their lives and of taking their paychecks.
Earlier this week, Derick implied that Jill's siblings are "trying to leave" their family show just like they did.
Josh, 33, was arrested last Thursday and arraigned on Friday over allegations that he downloaded material that depicted the sexual abuse of children under the age of 12.
He pleaded not guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography and one of possession of child pornography.
He faces 20 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 if convicted.
Josh is currently being held in the Fayetteville detention center pending a detention hearing on Wednesday.
His attorney Justin Gelfand said he intends to defend the case "aggressively and thoroughly."
According to the indictment, Josh “knowingly received child pornography” between or about May 14, 2019 and on or about May 16, 2019.
For the second count, Josh “knowingly possessed material that contained images of child pornography,” including “images of minors under the age of 12.”
Josh has been ordered to forfeit all visual images and property, including video equipment, related to the case.
Back in 2015, Jill and her sister Jessa came forward as two of the five girls that Josh molested as a teenager in the early 2000s.
In Touch Weekly uncovered a 33-page Arkansas police report claiming Jim Bob confessed to police that his eldest son fondled the breasts and genitals of young girls while they were asleep in the Duggar home in 2002.
Following the allegations, Josh said: "Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends."
After the scandal, 19 Kids & Counting was canceled and rebranded as Counting On without Josh.
The Sun broke that Josh was arrested for the federal charges in Washington County at 1.15 pm on Thursday afternoon.
An insider claimed Josh's wife Anna – who is currently pregnant with their seventh child – accompanied him as he "turned himself in".
The head-turning revelation is related to the 2019 Homeland Security raid on Josh's now-shuttered used car dealership in Springdale, Arkansas, another source told The Sun.
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