Josh Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting Paid Nearly $1,000 for Ashley Madison Accounts: Report

Josh Duggar
Josh Duggar paid nearly $1,000 for two Ashley Madison subscriptions, according to Gawker. Kris Connor/Getty Images

Looks like another scandal is brewing for Josh Duggar. Gawker reported on Wednesday, Aug. 19, that the former 19 Kids and Counting star may have spent as much as $986.76 for two subscriptions on AshleyMadison.com — a site that helps married people find others for affairs.

Hackers released stolen data — including email addresses — about the site’s members on Tuesday night. Avid Life Media, the company that owns the infidelity website, confirmed that some of the stolen data released was legitimate, according to Reuters.

Gawker found that a credit card in the name of Joshua Duggar, with a billing address that matches the home of the Duggar family grandma Mary, was used to pay for two subscriptions between February 2013 and May 2015.

The site also pointed out that the leaked data indicates the person using the account was looking for someone who is interested in “one-night stands,” “experimenting with sex toys,” "someone who can teach me,” “open to experimentation,” and more. The user’s predilections for potential partners, according to the data reviewed by Gawker, include “professional/well groomed,” “short height,” “high sex drive,” “natural breasts,” “girl next door,” “naughty girl,” and more.

Duggar, 27, is married to Anna, who frequently appeared on the family’s hit TLC reality show. The couple are parents to four young children.

In May, reports surfaced that Duggar had molested five underage girls — four of whom were his younger sisters — 12 years ago, when he was 14 years old. He later apologized and said in a statement posted to the family’s Facebook page that he had confessed to his parents when he was still a teen.

Anna and his family, including parents Jim Bob and Michelle, and sisters Jill and Jessa — who came forward as two of his victims — have stood by him through the scandal. Josh, who had been the executive director of the conservative lobbying group Family Research Council, resigned from his position after the scandal broke.

TLC canceled the long-running 19 Kids and Counting in July.

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