In the wake of a sex scandal involving family member Josh Duggar, "19 Kids and Counting" stars Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard are believed to be distancing themselves from the family business.
As previously reported, Derick quit his job at Walmart recently, and according to a new Radar Online report, the husband-wife duo has started a new business on their own called Dillard Family Ministries. Jill and Derick have titled themselves directors of the non-profit company.
"This is how the two plan on supporting themselves since Derick quit his job at Walmart," a source revealed to the media outlet. "This new ministry is their 'Plan B' now that it's unlikely their reality show will be coming back."
Jill and her sister Jessa are two of the victims who were sexually abused by Josh, and they recently opened up about the scandal during an interview with Megyn Kelly. Interestingly, neither of the sisters considers Josh a child molester.
"I think in the case of what Josh did, it was very wrong. I'm not going to justify anything that he did or say it was okay. It's not permissible. But I do want to speak up in his defense against people who are calling him a child molester or a pedophile or a rapist," Jessa explained. "That is so overboard and a lie, really."
She also argued that their brother was a "young boy in puberty" who was "a little too curious about girls. That got him into trouble and he made some bad choices." she said.
TLC stopped airing "19 Kids and Counting" soon after news of the sex scandal surface. Since then a number of advertisers have distanced themselves from the show.
"Effective immediately, TLC has pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting currently from the air. We are deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time," the network said in a statement at the time.