"A little too curious about girls": Sisters defend Josh Duggar in Fox News interview

Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard spoke with Megyn Kelly about Josh Duggar's actions

By Joanna Rothkopf
June 6, 2015 4:45PM (UTC)
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On Friday evening, Fox News aired the second portion of Megyn Kelly's interview with the Duggars -- this portion was with Jill Dillard, 24, and Jessa Seewald, 22, two of the Duggar daughters who admitted they were molested by their brother Josh.

Dillard and Seewald argued that while Duggar's actions were "not permissible," the media's reaction has been over-the-top.

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"I do want to speak up in his defense against people who are calling him a child molester or a pedophile or a rapist... I'm like, that is so overboard and a lie really," said Seewald. "In Josh's case, he was a boy, a young boy in puberty and a little too curious about girls, and that got him into some trouble, and he made some bad choices."

The women then explained that they weren't even aware that their brother had molested them, reportedly while they were sleeping, until their parents told them.

Dillard then became upset when speaking about her discovery that InTouch had broken the story, calling it "a re-victimization that's even a thousand times worse."

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"When I heard the police report had been released, I said, 'What, like, how do they have a right to do this?'" she said. "We're victims, they can't do this to us."

Seewald agreed: "Maybe in their mindset, they're just used to making objects out of women."

Watch the full interview below (note that there are two parts), courtesy of Fox News:

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