Duggar sisters file privacy suit against city, magazine


According to TMZ, Jill Duggar Dillard, Jessa Duggar Seewald, Jinger Duggar Vuolo, and Joy Duggar are none too pleased with how officials in Springdale, Ark. have handled things.

Four of the Duggar sisters have filed a lawsuit against the city of Springdale, Washington County, and parties affiliated with In Touch Weekly, alleging a breach of privacy.

Messages left with representatives of the city, county and publishers of the magazine drew no responses Thursday.

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Now that the dust has settled - and Josh is apparently back in the family's good graces - four of his sisters are seeking legal retribution against the real enemy: the police officials and reporters who released their family secrets to the public!

In Touch had filed a a Freedom of Information Act request in 2015 to obtain police files stemming from the 2006 investigation by police. They allege that the city and county breached that promise when documents were released to the magazine containing enough information to identify the sisters. At the time the molestation scandal surfaced, Josh was executive director of Tony Perkins' conservative and anti-gay group, Family Research Council Action. However, in the suit, the sisters say under Arkansas laws the police are forbidden from disclosing any information related to sexual misconduct involving children.

Four stars of the TLC show 19 Kids and Counting have reportedly filed lawsuits against their city and their local police department. The Duggar sisters added in the lawsuit that the release of the documents and publication of stories based on the documents by In Touch magazine led to undue scrutiny and victimization of their family. "We're victims. They can't do this to us". Not only was their show 19 Kids And Counting canceled, but the whole scandal totally overshadowed Jessa's one and only wedding. Ugh! Additionally, they claim, In Touch "scandalized [their] experiences as victims of sexual abuse by their brother". But, according to TMZ, they're not suing on behalf of themselves but rather on behalf of other cases involving young victims-so it doesn't happen to them.