On the outs. TLC confirmed on Tuesday, June 29, that the network will no for a longer period be operating with the Duggar relatives in the wake of Josh Duggar‘s April arrest.
“TLC will not be generating extra seasons of Counting On,” the network mentioned in a statement to Us Weekly. “TLC feels it is critical to give the Duggar family the possibility to tackle their situation privately.”
The 19 Children and Counting alum, 33, was arrested in Arkansas on April 29 and booked on charges of obtaining and possessing boy or girl pornography. He practically attended a hearing one working day afterwards, shortly ahead of more facts of the controversy have been discovered.
“Duggar allegedly possessed this material, some of which depicts the sexual abuse of youngsters less than the age of 12, in May 2019,” the U.S. Attorney’s Business in the Western District of Arkansas explained in a press release on April 30.
At the time, the previous truth star’s law firm entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. Josh’s demo was originally scheduled for July 6, but on Tuesday, a decide granted his request to prolong the demo day. The new date is scheduled for November 30, with a pretrial convention starting on November 18. If convicted, he faces up to 20 yrs in prison and $250,000 in fines for each individual depend.
TLC earlier tackled the political activist’s arrest next his initial listening to. “TLC is saddened to study about the continued problems involving Josh Duggar,” the community explained in a assertion to Us. “19 Youngsters and Counting has not aired considering that 2015. TLC canceled the present on the heels of prior allegations from Josh Duggar and he has not appeared on air due to the fact then.”
The eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar was held with no bail upon his arrest, but through a Might 5 listening to, he was able to ask for his launch on bond. In documents attained by Us one particular day right before the listening to, Josh’s lawyers claimed that he was “neither a possibility of flight nor a hazard to the community” should really he be authorized to return property to his wife, Anna Duggar, who declared her seventh pregnancy in April.
U.S Main Magistrate Decide Erin L. Wiedemann previously advised that, if produced, Josh would “likely have to have a 3rd-get together custodian that he could reside with” instead of going back to his family’s household, exactly where minors are existing. Us later on confirmed that the Arkansas native was authorized to reside with pastor Lacount Reber and his wife, Maria Reber, for his household confinement keep just after his release.
“We want to be in a position to help … with God’s aid,” Maria told the court docket. “I am wanting at it as we are here of help for the loved ones … to Josh and Anna, and we want to administer to them as finest as we can. … My spouse has built the selection and I’m in this article to assist that conclusion.”
This is not the first time Josh has been the subject matter of scandal. In 2015, TLC canceled 19 Little ones and Counting soon after many women accused Josh of molesting them a long time prior when he was a teenager. The controversy ongoing when Josh admitted to dishonest on his spouse, now 32, when his Ashley Madison profile was leaked in a hack. At the time, Josh apologized in a statement and sought treatment method at a faith-dependent rehab middle.
The Sun was first to report the cancellation information.