Jessa Duggar: “I Was One of the Victims,” But Don’t Call Josh a Child Molester

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Jessa Duggar spoke out in support of her brother Josh Duggar after admitting she was one of his molestation victims. D Dipasupil/Getty Images

Speaking out. Fox News has revealed that both Jill and Jessa Duggar will appear on their parents' interview with Megyn Kelly on Fox News Channel’s The Kelly File, speaking as molestation victims of their older brother Josh Duggar. 

During part of the interview obtained by Us Weekly, the now-pregnant Jessa reflected on her brother’s actions when he was a teen, calling them “very wrong.” 

But that didn’t stop Jessa, 22, from defending Josh against those who have spoken out against him. 

"I do want to speak up in his defense against people who are calling him a child molester or a pedophile or a rapist, some people are saying,” Jessa told Kelly. “I’m like, ‘That is so overboard and a lie really.’ I mean people get mad at me for saying that, but I can say this because I was one of the victims.” 

Since news of Josh’s scandal broke last month, prompting him to release a public apology, the family’s TLC show, 19 Kids and Counting, has been pulled from the air. 

Kelly's first part of the interview with the Duggars will air on Fox News' The Kelly File on Wednesday, June 3, at 9 p.m. ET.

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