Joshua James Duggar is an American who was born on March 3, 1988. He was found guilty of sex offenses and used to be on the TLC show 19 Kids and Counting. Josh Duggar was the executive director of FRC Action, a lobbying political action committee (PAC) run by the Family Research Council, from June 2013 to May 2015.
He is the oldest of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar's nineteen children. He quit this job when it came out that, when he was 14–15, he had abused several girls underage, including one who was only five years old.
The show 19 Kids and Counting were also canceled on July 16, 2015, because of what was found out. USA Today called Duggar's problems with the media one of the “10 Big Scandals of 2015,” and The Washington Post said that Duggar was one of the fifteen most hated people on the Internet in 2015.
On April 29, 2021, the U.S. Marshals arrested Duggar on charges that he had received and kept child pornography. On December 9, 2021, he was found guilty of all charges. On May 25, 2022, he was given a prison sentence of more than 12 years.
Josh Duggar Early life
Josh Duggar was born on March 3, 1988, in Arkansas. His parents, James Robert and Michelle Annette Ruark Duggar lived in the town of Tontitown in Washington County. He comes from Scotland, England, and Ireland. Duggar was homeschooled and got a general equivalency diploma from the state of Arkansas when he was 16. He never went to college.
Reality Television Fame
He is a member of the famous Duggar family. Three generations of Duggars were featured in the Discovery Health Channel series 14 Children and Pregnant Again!, which became TLC's 19 Kids and Counting.
In the series, Josh, his siblings, and their parents went about their daily lives as a very large family. The family has always been very vocal about their Christian faith, which is important to both the parents and the children.
Josh Duggar owns a consulting firm for politicians and a car dealership. He is also the Executive Director of the Action Arm of the Family Research Center. The Family Research Center is an outspoken group that has a pro-life and pro-family agenda and is very clear about what they think about gay and lesbian relationships.
Josh got married to Anna Keller at the Grove Baptist Church in Hillard, Florida, on September 26, 2008. Mackynzie, Michael, and Marcus are the names of the couple's three kids. On the TV show 19 Kids & Counting: GrandDuggar Makes 3, they talked about Marcus's arrival.
In 2015, Duggar quit FRC after admitting that he had abused young girls, including some of his sisters, when he was a teenager.
Josh Duggar's Net Worth
The worth of Duggar is $200,000. When Counting On aired, Duggar and his family got residual checks, but that source of income no longer exists. After his time on reality TV, Duggar sold used cars to make money for his family.
His parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, are thought to have made between $25,000 and $40,000 per episode when they were on 19 Kids and Counting.
What Kind of Work Does Josh Duggar Do?
In April 2019, Anna Duggar's husband posted on social media that she was pregnant with the couple's sixth child. One Instagram user replied: “How can you pay for so many kids? Does Josh even work?” Anna said, “Yes, my husband works hard and takes care of our family well.”
Since Counting On was taken off the air, Josh is no longer making money from the TLC network show. This has led people to wonder how he makes money to take care of his growing family. Josh and Anna Duggar had their seventh child in November 2021, just two weeks before he went to court on child pornography charges and was found guilty.
Josh Duggar was found guilty of the child pornography charges against him on December 9, 2021. After their network canceled Counting On, Josh worked as a used car salesman in Arkansas and did activist work for the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C.
But he moved back to Arkansas when his scandals got so much attention from the media. No one knows what Josh Duggar does for a living or how he supports his growing family.
Was Josh Duggar Involved in Any Other Scandals?
In 2015, after it came out that Duggar had sexually abused five young girls, including his own sisters, TLC canceled the hit show 19 Kids and Counting. According to what was found out, Duggar had molested girls between 2002 and 2003.
Duggar was never charged with a crime that had anything to do with what happened. Ashley Johnston, a porn star who goes by the stage name Danica Dillon, said that Duggar sexually assaulted her in November 2015.
In a lawsuit and interviews, Johnston said that he choked her, spat on her, and told her she was “worthless” during rough encounters. She dropped the lawsuit in the end, and Duggar has always denied the claims.
She said they met in March 2015 at a strip club in Philadelphia where she worked. She said Duggar paid her $600 for lap dances before inviting her to his room. In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Johnston, 33, said she has always told the truth about the alleged assault, which she said was so bad it felt like “this guy tried to kill me,” according to the lawsuit.
Months before Johnston said that he had sexually assaulted her, news stories said that Duggar had kept an Ashley Madison account. The man, who was 27 at the time, is said to have paid for an account on a service that helps married people have affairs. He said he was hooked on porn and had cheated on his wife.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Josh Duggar Getting Sentenced Today?
Josh Duggar, who was on “19 Kids and Counting” on TLC, got about 12 1/2 years in prison Wednesday for downloading and having child pornography. USA TODAY got legal documents that say Duggar was given a 151-month prison sentence and a $10,000 fine.
Why Did Josh Duggar Only Get 12 Years?
Duggar could have been sent to jail for up to 20 years and had to pay up to $250,000 in fines. Prosecutors wanted the maximum sentence, but Duggar's legal team and the court came to an agreement to drop the possession charge. He was then only given a sentence for receiving child pornography.
Do the Duggars Have Anything to Do With Josh?
After it came out that Josh, one of the Duggar children, had sexually abused five young girls, including his own sisters, in 2015, TLC network ended the popular show. From what was found out, it seemed like Josh had abused girls between 2002 and 2003.