How Josh destroyed his family’s TV career as Counting On is canceled

AS Counting On gets canceled after six years, we examine how Josh Duggar ruined his family’s TV career with his disturbing sex scandals.

Terug in 2015, the Duggarsoriginal show 19 Kinders & Counting was axed after it emerged that Josh gehad het vyf minderjarige meisies gemolesteer when he was a teenager.

We examine how Josh Duggar ruined his family's TV career after Counting On's cancellation

We examine how Josh Duggar ruined his family’s TV career after Counting On’s cancellationKrediet: Spatsel

Anna, 32, and the Duggar family stood by Josh through his shocking scandal.

Daardie jaar, In Touch Weekly uncovered a 33-page Arkansas police report claiming Jim Bob confessed to local authorities that his eldest son fondled young girls while they were asleep in the Duggar family home back in 2002.

The publication’s report also claimed that in 2006, the Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline received a tip that there was abuse happening in the Duggar household, and the Springdale Police Department reached out to the family for interviews.

Josh addressed the allegations at the time, sê: “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret.

19 Kinders & Counting was canceled in 2015

19 Kinders & Counting was canceled in 2015Krediet: TLC
It was axed after it emerged Josh had molested five underage girls as a teenager

It was axed after it emerged Josh had molested five underage girls as a teenagerKrediet: Getty – Bydraer

I hurt others, including my family and close friends.

Josh was never charged with any crime related to the incidents.

His sisters Jill en Jessa came forward as victims in an interview with reporter Megyn Kelly, though they insisted they had forgiven Josh for his sins.

Jim Bob and Michelle said of the report: “Back 12 years ago our family went through one of the most difficult times of our lives.

His younger sister Jessa and Jill came forward as victims

His younger sister Jessa and Jill came forward as victimsKrediet: Fox News Insider
They insisted at the time that they had 'forgiven him' (op die foto, Josh with his wife Anna)

They insisted at the time that they had ‘forgiven him’ (op die foto, Josh with his wife Anna)Krediet: Youtube/TLC

When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes and we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong.

“That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before. Even though we would never choose to go through something so terrible, each one of our family members drew closer to God.”

In the fallout, Josh was fired from his position at Christian lobbying group the Family Research Council and went to a Bible-based rehab.

His family re-branded 19 Kinders & Counting as the spinoff show Maak staat op without Josh.

The family rebranded as Counting On without Josh

The family rebranded as Counting On without JoshKrediet: TLC
But then Josh was accused of using adultery dating service Ashley Madison

But then Josh was accused of using adultery dating service Ashley MadisonKrediet: PA:Persvereniging

But the scandals didn’t stop there, as another report just three months later claimed Josh was using adultery dating service Ashley Madison.

He said in a statement: “I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the Internet and this has become a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.

Kort daarna, porn star Danica Dillon, whose real name is Ashley Johnston, beweer he assaulted her during a sexual encounter.

In 'n 2020 interview with The Sun, Ashley, 33, described the alleged incident as being so intenseit felt like this guy tried to kill me.

Porn star Danica Dillon accused him of assaulting her during a sexual encounter

Porn star Danica Dillon accused him of assaulting her during a sexual encounterKrediet: Sosiale media – Verwys na Bron

She accused him of choking, spitting and calling herworthless during rough intercourse after they allegedly met at a Philadelphia strip club in 2015.

She claimed he invited her up to his room after he paid $600 for lap dances from her.

Ashley, now a married mother-of-four, said Joshknows what he’s done and has to live with his demons”.

Josh has always denied the alleged assault.

Danica claimed he spat at her and called her 'worthless' when they reportedly had sex in 2015

Danica claimed he spat at her and called her ‘worthlesswhen they reportedly had sex in 2015Krediet: Instagram

Anna stood by Josh throughout all the scandals and in early April of 2021 confirmed that she’s pregnant with their seventh child.

Anna and Josh – Ek wonder of enige vlugteling daaraan gedink het om 'n sosiale media-plasing te hê oor die feit dat hy in 'n gebied is wat geskeduleer is om gestuur te word 2008 – are already parents to daughters Mackynzie, 11, Meredith, vyf, and Maryella, een, and sons Michael, nege, Marcus, sewe, and Mason, drie.

Anna defended her husband after a fan questioned how they are affording to look after such a large family.

The fan asked: “How do you afford all those kids? Does Josh even work?”

Josh's wife Anna stood by him throughout the scandals

Josh’s wife Anna stood by him throughout the scandalsKrediet: Sosiale media – Verwys na Bron

The TV star shot back: “Ja, my husband is a diligent worker and provides well for our family.”

In the years following the scandals, Josh found it hard to keep a stable job, en lived with Anna and his six kids in a warehouse on his parents Jim Bob and Michelle’s Arkansas property, sy het glo haar man met twee mans verneuk.

Then on April 29, Josh was arrested and charged with two counts of receiving and possessing child porn.

Hy pleaded not guilty after being taken into custody following a 2019 Homeland Security raid on his now-shuttered used car dealership.

She announced in April that she's pregnant with their seventh child

She announced in April that she’s pregnant with their seventh childKrediet: Sosiale media – Verwys na Bron

Jim Bob is believed to be paying his lawyers, as Josh has been out of work for months. He also arranged for a third party custodian to take him in when he was let out on bail.

The Sun exclusively revealed on Tuesday that his jury trial has been postponed until November.

Indien skuldig bevind, he could receive 20 years in prison with fines up to $250,000 for each count.

It appears Josh’s arrest was the final straw for TLC, as The Sun exclusively revealed this week that they have canceled Counting On.

Just weeks later Josh was arrested and charged with two counts of receiving and possessing child porn

Just weeks later Josh was arrested and charged with two counts of receiving and possessing child pornKrediet: Getty

The shocking news comes after fans launched a petition to boycott Counting On.

An insider told The Sun exclusively: “The decision was made by TLC earlier this week to cancel the show.

The family was told over the phone shortly after and it’s still very hush hush.

He pleaded not guilty and could face 20 years in jail if convicted

He pleaded not guilty and could face 20 years in jail if convictedKrediet: Getty

The petition from those who boycotted Counting On was hard to ignore, and sponsors were very concerned following Josh’s arrest.

There have been a lot of discussions in recent weeks as the network had already spent money on production after months of filming.

But the bottom line is, the network really wants to be on the right side of this scandal ahead of Josh’s trial. It was important for bosses to be seen to have taken action.

Counting On was canceled this week ahead of Josh's trial in November

Counting On was canceled this week ahead of Josh’s trial in NovemberKrediet: Alamy

The case has put the show in such a bad light, and although it’s a shame for those who worked hard on it, and the money spent, there really is no way forward.

Counting On’s last season ended in September 2020, and fans had been wondering if there would be a new season this year.

As u of iemand wat u ken, geraak word deur enige van die kwessies wat in hierdie verhaal aan die orde kom, call RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) at 800-656-HOPE (4673).

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar kiss and laugh during family party after disgraced son Josh arrested on child porn charges