JESSA, Jill, Jinger and Joy-Anna Duggar have hired a powerhouse Los Angeles attorney to represent them in their leaked police report case after Josh Duggar was found guilty in child pornography case.
In documents exclusively obtained by The Sun, the sisters who first filed their case back in 2017, brought attorney Hilary Potashner onto their legal team last month.
The impressive former Federal Public Defender’s bio boasts: “Having built her reputation as a skilled courtroom advocate, Hilary is being honored by the Los Angeles County Bar Association Criminal Justice Section as the 2020 Defense Attorney of the Year.”
The attorney has a slew of other accolades and major case wins listed on her law firm’s website as well.
The stars of Counting On first filed their case in 2017, after In Touch weekly reported on a 2006 police report that Josh was accused of molesting five girls, four of whom were his sisters.
Only Jessa and Jill have personally publicly come forward to say they were among the alleged victims.
In their initial lawsuit, the sisters sued In Touch’s Bauer Publishing, as well as various government agencies and law firms.
Most of the case has been dismissed against a majority of the defendants with the exception of the “Washington county defendants” which includes the Springdale Police Department.
As one source close to the case explained, Josh’s conviction on child pornography charges could impact the outcome in the case the sister’s still have outstanding.
The source said: “They’ve been allowed to proceed on their case against the police department and a couple of police officers, and that was supposed to go to trial the same week Josh’s trial happened, but it got reset.
“The trial has been taken off the docket, and I doubt that there’s going to be a trial but if there is a trial, my suspicion would be that the damages could be cut off as a consequence of Josh’s conviction on Thursday.”
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On Thursday Josh was found guilty on child pornography charges, ending a multi-day trail.
The eldest Duggar son was taken into custody immediately after the verdict came in.
Josh was arrested in April after a Homeland Security raid on his Arkansas car dealership.
He was charged with possessing and receiving child pornography.
The Sun obtained video showing Josh being led into a booking area by an officer.
He was handcuffed with his hands behind his back.
Counting On and 19 Kids and Counting faced several issues as a result of Josh’s legal woes.
TLC cancelled 19 Kids and Counting On after it was revealed that Josh had molested several girls, some of whom were his siblings, as a teen.
Counting On premiered in the wake of the family show’s cancellation, but Josh did not appear on the show.
His wife, Anna, occasionally appeared, but was not a fixture on the series.
Since the verdict came down, several of Josh’s siblings have spoken out against him.
His parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, who are named in the Duggar daughters’ lawsuit for their knowledge of Josh’s alleged molestation, released a statement last week addressing the guilty verdict.
It read: “This entire ordeal has been very grievous. Today, God’s grace, through the love and prayers of so many, has sustained us.
“Our hearts and prayers are with anyone who has ever been harmed through CSAM.”
‘NEVER STOP LOVING JOSH’
The statement went on: “In the days ahead, we will do all we can to surround our daughter-in-law Anna and their children with love and support.
“As parents, we will never stop praying for Joshua, and loving him, as we do all of our children.
“In each of life’s circumstances, we place our trust in God. He is our source of strength and refuge.”
The message concluded: “Thank you for your prayers.”
Meanwhile, Josh’s sister Jessa and her husband, Ben Seewald, slammed Josh and said child sex abuse as “evil” after the verdict.
Similarly, Jinger and her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, called Josh a “hypocrite” and called child sex abuse “horrific.”