On Wednesday, Dec. 1, the judge ruled that the prosecution can admit his past molestation case as evidence in his child pornography trial, according to documents obtained by E! News. A day earlier, the judge had read a list of people who would potentially be called to testify. According to Nexstar Media Wire, it included his sister, Jill Duggar Dillard—who, in a 2015 Fox News interview, revealed herself to be one of his molestation victims—brother Jedidiah Duggar, and family friends Jim Holt and Bobye Holt. Jim Bob Duggar was not on the list.
For a recent evidentiary hearing, the Duggar family patriarch was subpoenaed by the prosecution to speak about the 2006 police report about Josh. When asked about it, Jim Bob Duggar said, “I can’t remember” and called it “tabloid information.” He later said that Josh did speak to him and Michelle in 2002 about “inappropriate touching” of a minor and that his son also “confessed everything to Arkansas State Police,” People reported.
“We tried to handle things in house,” Jim Bob continued, according to the magazine. “It was a very difficult time in our family’s life.”