FANS have ripped into Jim Bob Duggar after discovering that he tried to conceal his oldest son Josh’s child pornography by “lying” about the investigation in a 2019 post.
Toby CanhamJim Bob claimed no one in the family was under investigation in 2019[/caption]
The Mega AgencyJosh was inspected that year, though it wasn’t public knowledge until 2021[/caption]
Now fans have uncovered an old Facebook post from the Duggar Family Official page where Jim Bob, 56, claimed that none of his family members were under legal inspection.
The resurfaced message, shared on Reddit, read: “We were shocked to see a news report today stating that our home was raided by federal law enforcement agencies.
“This is not true,” he claimed.
“To the best of our knowledge, it’s also not true that any member of our family is the target of any investigation of any kind.”
Read more on Jim Bob Duggar
Jim Bob continued: “Living a life in the public’s eye has taught us that it’s best not to reply to every rumor and piece of ‘fake news’ that is circulated online.
“It would be a full-time job if we attempted to do so. However, because of tonight’s media coverage, we thought it is important to address this rumor with you.”
The family patriarch concluded: “Thank you for the love and support that we can always count on in you our fans and friends.”
Fans were stunned by the old post, as in 2019, agents from the Department of Homeland Security issued a warrant and searched Josh’s desktop computer at his Arkansas car dealership.
Most read in The US Sun
Many rushed to the comment to slam Jim Bob as they accused him of “lying” about his son’s investigation two years before the truth was revealed.
“Speaks to Boob’s massive ego that he thought that he could cover this up. Obviously this would be legally documented by HSI.
“It demonstrates such a profound insincerity that I can’t believe he actually has defenders,” one ranted.
“They seriously just flat out lied. And look at all those hearts and likes, people would just flat out believe whatever they would say,” a second remarked.
A third seethed: “They really thought they were untouchable.”
“I’m wondering if they meant ‘our family’ as in ‘children currently living under our roof’, as another way to lie,” another speculated.
“Look how quick they were to lie! blaming everything on ‘fake news.’ They’re the epitome of fake news and doing everything they claim they’re not doing or others are doing,” a fifth noted.
“‘It is also not true that any member of our family is the target of any investigation of any kind’ when they full well knew it was ~precious Joshua~,” they added.
A final mentioned: “The statement was very carefully worded, and my theory is that Josh told them he just got caught up in an investigation into someone else’s crime (this is basically how he’s still claiming innocence), therefore they could believe that he wasn’t ‘the target’ of any investigation.”
Josh was found guilty of possessing and receiving child pornography on December 9 after a nearly two-week trial.
Read More On The Sun
The oldest Duggar son’s team requested that he spends just five years in prison, while the prosecution asked that he receive the maximum sentence of 20 years behind bars.
He was, however, sentenced to 151 months, almost 12-and-a-half years, for the crimes.
SplashJosh was found guilty in December[/caption]
Brandon BulletteThis week he was sentenced to 12 years behind bars[/caption]
Josh and his wife Anna share seven children