Round 2. Montel Williams sounded off against 19 Kids and Counting parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar (yet again) following their June 3 interview with Fox News' Megyn Kelly, saying there's something "sinister" about the family's situation.
"After watching the Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar interview, I'm just stunned," the talk show host, 58, wrote on his Facebook page. "They are in denial. Do I feel for their predicament as parents, of course, do I feel for their daughters, of course, I am the father of 3 daughters."
He went on to raise key questions about Josh Duggar's molestation investigation from 2002. "There is something very sinister beneath the surface," Williams continued. "These are people who basically said they thought they could be as preachy as they wanted because the records were sealed, these are people who seemingly minimize what happened in their home and essentially sent a message to their daughters to smile, nod and forgive."
During the interview, Jim Bob explained why his family decided to do reality television, despite their dark family secret. "We had no fear because everything was taken care of," he told Kelly. "That was actually a sealed juvenile record. And they had told us that all this stuff was done as a juvenile, this was all stuff that was sealed, and this is stuff that under law there is no way that this could ever be brought out."
It was revealed last month that the couple's eldest son Josh had molested five girls back when he was a teen. On Wednesday, the family confirmed that four of the five victims were his sisters, including Jill and Jessa Duggar, who chose to speak out publicly about their brother's past.
Jessa addressed the scandal in a preview, saying that while her brother's actions were "very wrong," he was not a "child molester or a pedophile or a rapist."
The interview gave the family an opportunity to tell their side of the story, but Williams remained unconvinced after Kelly's sit-down. "Nothing about these people is real. Nothing about these people isn't hypocritical," he sniped on Facebook. "They are in the predicament they are in because a) they attempted to sweep it under the rug, and b) they chose to preach holier than thou against everyone from lbgt to people that allow their kids to date. I don't get these people. I pray for them, but I'll never get how they seemingly don't get what was going on around them?"
This isn't the first time Williams has spoken out against the Duggars. In tweets on May 21, the talk show host ripped Josh Duggar as a "world class bigot" and "slimebag."
"Whole family is," he wrote at the time. "Gay people are the danger to kids? NOPE, JOSH DUGGAR IS."
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