Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are defending their handling of eldest son Josh’s molestation of five underage girls, including four of their daughters, writes TYT Network.
In an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on ‘The Kelly File’ Wednesday, the reality TV stars went into great detail about what exactly happened 12 years ago when Josh, the eldest son of the ’19 Kids and Counting’ clan, confessed to having touched some of his younger sisters inappropriately.
“There were a couple of times he came and told us what he had done,” Jim Bob Duggar told Kelly of how the found out about Josh’s actions. “Again this was not rape or anything like that, it was touching someone over the clothes. there were a couple of times he touched someone under the clothes, for a few seconds. Each time he came and told us crying. It was the third time that we decided we needed help.”
According to The Washington Post, in newly released portions of an interview with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, Jessa Seewald came to the defense of her oldest brother, Josh Duggar.
“I do want to speak up in his defense against people who are calling him a child molester or a pedophile or a rapist,” Seewald said in the interview. “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.”
Another Duggar sister, 24-year-old Jill Dillard, said that although it wasn’t their “first choice” to speak publicly about the matter, she and Seewald decided to “set the record straight” once the story broke and was widely discussed.
A 10-year-old who was raped by her stepfather in Paraguay won’t be allowed to have an abortion. Abortion in Paraguay is illegal, writes the British newspaper The Telegraph.
According to the British newspaper The Guardian, the Catholic country only allows abortion if pregnancy is “life-threatening.”
“Saturday Night Live” actor/comedian Kenan Thompson stopped by the University of Pittsburgh on Monday night to look back on his career and make some jokes, according to The Huffington Post.
Thompson allegedly also took a few moments from his appearance to talk about Bill Cosby.
During his stand-up set, Thompson reportedly called Cosby a “monster” in regards to the recent sexual assault allegations against Cosby, according to the University’s student newspaper, The Pitt News.
The paper says Thompson kept the rest of his comments on Cosby light with his “SNL” impression.
Reddit user “Definitely_Ambiguous” posted in the “Live From New York” subreddit section Monday night that Thompson shared stories about his time with Cosby on the set of the 2004 film Fat Albert. Here’s what Thompson allegedly said, according to the Redditor:
So like, he started by talking about actually not getting the role of Fat Albert, but it then went into development hell for two years. After (or during, I can’t remember) his first season of SNL, he got the gig. He then talked about an odd remark Cosby made to him while filming, something like, “So Cosby pulled me aside and said that after the movie comes out, it’ll be so hard to keep the women off you, you’ll need two dicks.” And then he brought, like, his mom to see Cosby and he was creepy and bounced her on his lap and said something about horse riding like a kiddie..
Kenan got pretty real and just talked about what it feels like to have someone go from so commonly liked to being a piece of shit. He, like so many others, noticed kind of odd behavior awhile ago and just never put it all together. He said he wished someone had a recording or something so the guy can go to jail.
A 15-year-old California girl hanged herself a week after three classmates photographed themselves sexually assaulting her at a 2012 party. She reportedly was petrified the boys would circulate the photos online and believed gossip about her was spreading widely, according to philly.com.
And perhaps it was spreading widely.
Audrie Pott’s story has captivated those concerned with teen bullying, which appears to be on the rise with the help of smartphones and social media.
A wrongful death trial this month in San Jose will determine whether bullying played a role in the girl’s suicide. What do you think?
Lawyers are scheduled to argue Wednesday over what evidence the jury will hear, while opening statements are expected to start next week.
The three boys, now high school seniors, and other teens are expected to deliver uncomfortable and emotional testimony about the party where Audrie was sexually assaulted after passing out drunk, as well as about other events leading up to her death.
A British pensioner has been jailed for 10 years after admitting grooming and sexually abusing a girl from St Helens, near Manchester.
Maurice McCulloch, 75, had earlier pleaded guilty to one count of causing or inciting a child under the age of 13 to engage in sexual activity; eight counts of sexual activity with a child; one count of attempting to engage in sexual activity with a child and one count of meeting a child following sexual grooming.
The offenses took place between October 2013 and the end of November 2014.
He was also made to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life and has become subject of a lifetime Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
Last year, a lesbian posted video of her asking a church in Harlem, New York to stone her.
“…(T)he church made headlines in late February (2014) when religious leaders posted a polarizing sign that read ‘Obama has released the homo demons on the black man. Look out black woman. A white homo may take your man,'” according to The Huffington Post.
Pastor James David Manning, who helms the ATLAH World Missionary Church, later proclaimed on his church sign: “Jesus would stone homos” and “Stoning is still the law.”
Video from May 21st, 2014.
According to laist, actor Stephen Collins has admitted to molesting three underage girls.
The 67-year-old 7th Heaven star sent People a statement detailing the events that reportedly occurred over the span of 20 years from 1973 to 1994.
“Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret,” Collins writes. “I have been working to atone for it ever since.”
In the statement, Collins writes that when he was 25, he exposed himself twice to a pre-teen girl in 1973, according to PEOPLE (via E! Online).
“When the girl and I were watching TV alone, I moved her hand in such a way that caused her to touch me inappropriately,” he writes. “It was a completely impulsive act, and it’s haunted me ever since to think of what I put her through.”
An interesting article by Monica Weymouth in phillymag.com sheds some light on the Lena Dunham controversy.
In her book, Dunham describes some instances from when she was younger that border on her molesting her younger sister.
Unfortunately, in the news, some left-wing pundits are finding themselves painted into a corner. Because conservatives feel it was bad, democrats or liberals may feel they have to defend her. They don’t.
According to Weymouth:
“A discussion about Lena Dunham has a way of sending everyone to their respective, petty corners.
“Feminists over here. Those who are offended by imperfect nakedness, over there with Mr. Stern. Jealous writers who didn’t get a sweet advance on the book they haven’t written, right this way please (it’s getting crowded over here — watch the elbows). Casual fans who just want to relax and watch Girls? You’re a little well-adjusted for this group, but sure, there’s one corner left.”
“If the more conservative nooks of the Internet have the tendency to ignore decency for the sake of an argument, the more liberal have a knack for brushing aside common sense. Somehow, we’ve created an environment where defenses like the Dunhams’ might fly — where if a man on the wrong side of the aisle questions why you’re masturbating next to a child, he’s the disordered one. Where if you have a college degree and can drop words like ‘heteronormativity,’ your experiences are viewed through a more forgiving lens and chalked up as quirky as opposed to abusive.
“Just because Dunham is a white woman from an upper-middle-class background doesn’t mean she gets to play by different rules. This one, ladies, is simply not your feminist cause.”
This is a perfect example of why political liberalism should be separated from cultural liberalism. Just because the left believes in a higher minimum wage, that doesn’t mean they need to stand up for child molestation.
Judge Terrance McGann sentenced Nathaniel Morales, 56, to 40 years in state prison for molesting at least four boys during the 1980s. The abuse occurred while Morales was active at Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, MD.
Morales sang onstage and worked with a teenage youth group.
This May, testimony during one of the Morales’s trials indicated that three of the teen victims or their families had come to church leaders for help in the early 1990s and that the church officials did not call police.
Jeremy Cook, who now resides in Raleigh, N.C., was only a teenager when Morales abused him around 50 times during church-related sleepovers.
“This was not a one-time thing, there was a pattern. This is someone who won’t change,” Cook stated. “To see justice served, and to see a predator taken off the street, is worth all of this.”
The judge chastised the former youth group leader Thursday, calling him a “cowardly pervert” and “pathetic human being.”
“He [Morales] acted as a predator. He found ways to get access to children and then abused them over the course of years,” Cook added. “He was a chameleon.”