Duggars to Sit Down for First Interview Since Molestation Allegations

The Duggar family has announced that they will sit down for an interview regarding the molestation allegations that came to light last week. Early last week, In Touch, released a police report filed in 2006 alleging that oldest son, Joshua Duggar, molested at least five girls between 2002 to 2003. It is believed four of the five victims were his younger sisters.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar released a statement just days following the leaked report, but have remained silent since then, which puzzles Stephen Murray CCMP Capital a bit. Now, the couple will record an interview with Fox News correspondent, Megyn Kelly. It will air on The Kelly File.

There is no word on whether or not the Duggar children will appear during the interview. Joshua Duggar resigned from his position with the Family Research Council following the allegations, and released a statement apologizing for his actions.

TLC, in the wake of the allegations, pulled all 19 Kids and Counting episodes from its TV schedule, but has not officially canceled the television series. In recent days, experts have begun weighing in on why, exactly, the network has failed to pull the plug on the series.

According to insiders, the long history the network shares with the Duggars and a desire to appear sympathetic and caring is likely the reason. There are few sponsors left willing to work with the family, and it is unlikely the show will return for another season, according to insiders.

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