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Your admin here chickened out actually watching the show. I listened safely from another room petting my Siamese cat and having ice cream while my husband watched. I could not bring myself to watch the tears of the victims outed by Fox News and their family. Neither girl should ever have been put in this position in the first place had proper redacting of the police reports occurred before release to In Touch Weekly.
The girls didn’t deviate from what their parents said except to blame the media for exposing their victimhood. Both spoke of being ‘re-victimized’ by the media coverage.
I hope with time that all the victims can find peace well away from the glare of reality television. This episode is a good reminder why raising children in an insular cult combined with the unhealthy and unnatural false world of reality television is never a good idea.
Can good come from this? Here’s hoping that those girls trapped in similar families who are being sexually abused by relatives or even family friends sees this interview, sees that others have come through the same circumstances to be alright and they are encouraged to report their abusers to law enforcement. If just one or a few homeschooling mothers are touched by the words of Jessa and Jill and stops turning a blind eye to sexual abuse happening in their family then this whole awful time will be worth it.
Now Sean Hannity and pals are fighting over if the release of the police reports was illegal in the first place and saying that the media must start policing itself regarding the release of the names of sexual abuse victims. While they’re making a good point about the release of names they apparently do not realize that the first media outlet to give names to the victims was their own in the build up to the first Megyn Kelly. They, and Jim Bob and Michelle named the first two victims publicly, before any other media source.
What are your thoughts on this? Open discussion thread.
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