Amy Duggar Gets Real About Josh Duggar's Guilty Verdict

TLC darlings, the Duggar family, has recently been making headlines no thanks to their hit shows, "19 Kids and Counting" and "Counting On." On December 9, 2021, eldest son Josh Duggar was found guilty of receiving and possessing child sexual abuse material (via CNN). Josh was arrested for the crime back in April 2021 after pleading not guilty. Following the court's verdict, he could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. 

A number of family members have made public statements regarding the charges, including younger sisters Jill Duggar Dillard and Jinger Duggar. Most recent to make their opinions known is cousin Amy King. King previously appeared on "19 Kids" as a featured regular and was originally introduced as the more "socially conventional" Duggar compared to her Uncle Jim Bob's family. This often led to King being referred to as "the black sheep" (via Us Weekly). 

After King's television debut, she appeared on a number of other reality shows, including "Marriage Boot Campduring which the Arkansas native revealed that she had experienced childhood abuse. Now estranged from the rest of the Duggar clan, King took to Twitter to share her thoughts on her cousin's actions, which for her unfortunately hit very close to home.

Amy Duggar King's empathy is with her cousin's victims

Amy Duggar King shared her thoughts via Twitter regarding her cousin, Josh Duggar, being found guilty with two counts of child pornography charges. On December 9, 2021, King tweeted, "May the juror's and Judge Brooks seek healing/counseling from all that was exposed to them. May the children grow up with real Godly men as father figures who will guide and protect them. May the people who were once in disbelief have their eyes opened for the first time."

Later that day, King continued, "May the daughters who were abused feel validated. You are truly beautiful and worthy of love. May there be intense counseling/healing. May there be wisdom for all those involved on how to move forward. Thank you Jesus. Justice has been served," via Twitter

King had been active on social media throughout Josh's trial, making telling statements such as "JUSTICE FOR THE CHILDREN," and, "Hmm think about it we put dogs asleep for good if they just bite a child..." (via Twitter). Clearly her empathy is with Josh's victims.

If you, or anyone you know, have been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) website or contact RAINN's National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).