Josh Duggar's sisters Jill and Jessa have reportedly come forward as victims of their brother's sexual abuse, and they are said to be happy the truth is finally out.
Josh, who is said to have sexually molested five minors in 2002 and 2003, recently apologised for his actions saying he regretted his inexcusable actions. But his sisters have not forgiven him, according to a new report.
A source close to the Duggars told OK! Magazine that the sisters are glad that they do not have to pretend to be a big happy family any longer as the truth is finally out. Reportedly, they have neither forgiven their parents nor their brother for the trauma they suffered as children.
"They have been carrying what happened to them inside for so long, smiling and pretending nothing was wrong," the source told OK! Magazine. "They felt abandoned and betrayed, and they'll probably never forgive Josh or their parents."
The source added that it has been humiliating for both Jill and Jessa to relive the humiliation all over again, but they are glad the truth is finally out. "For years they had to pretend their family was perfect, and it was unbearable," the insider said. "With the release of the police report, they feel vindicated."
Delving more into what the girls went through after confiding to their parents about Josh's misdeeds, the insider said that Jill and Jessa were made to think that the fault was theirs. They were supposedly asked to avoid tempting Josh, and the girls were even forced to cook and clean after him.
"There was no support from Jim Bob and Michelle; all their worry was for Josh," the source said. "They were told not to tempt Josh, to wear looser clothing so he wouldn't make another mistake. They were also forced to cook and clean for him and hold his hands at prayer time. They started to think it was all their fault."
In an exclusive interview with Fox's Megyn Kelly, Duggar parents Jim Bob and Michelle defended their saying he touched the girls "improperly" for "just a few seconds." They also said the public shaming was instigated by someone with a personal agenda to ruin the family, who became famous through TLC's "19 Kids and Counting."