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Josh Duggar Out of Rehab ... But Damaged Goods for Family's TV Gigs

3/12/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0310-josh-duggar-GETTY-01Josh Duggar's rehab stint isn't enough to get him back to work ... on TV, anyway -- he won't be back on camera for any of the Duggar programs.

Sources connected with production for the Duggars tell us TLC will NOT feature Josh on his own show, on family specials, or on his sisters' new series. We're told the family is focused on rebuilding their brand after his molestation scandal -- and trying to move forward without rehashing the past. 

Not everyone is persona non grata though ... we're told Josh's wife, Anna, will appear on "Jill & Jessa: Counting On," because she and Josh's children are actively involved with ongoing family story lines.

The Duggars released a statement after Josh left rehab for undisclosed therapy ... saying he will continue counseling and focus on rebuilding the relationships with his family now that he's back in Arkansas.


Josh Duggar I'm Not Letting That Porn Star Drop Her Case

2/1/2016 3:27 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0201-josh-duggar-danica-dillon-GETTY-TWITTER-01The porn star who sued Josh Duggar for allegedly roughing her up during a sexual encounter wants to drop the case ... but Josh is not willing to let it go that easily.

Danica Dillon wants to dismiss her lawsuit, but there's a catch. She wants the option to refile at some point in the future ... this according to new legal docs.

Here's her problem. Under the law she lost her right to simply drop the case with an option to refile. Dillon says in the docs her lawyers approached Josh's attorneys to see if they'd be agreeable to the dismissal, but they balked.  

Josh's lawyers say they'll only agree if Dillon drops her case forever and retracts her allegations on her social media accounts. He also wants her to foot his legal bills.   

She's refusing Josh's offer, and adds in the docs he might think twice before digging his heels in, because of his admission he's been treated for sex addiction. 

As TMZ first reported, Duggar claims he never had sex with Dillon and has an alibi to prove it.


Josh Duggar The Stripper's a Liar I Never Had Sex with Her

1/8/2016 6:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0107-josh-duggar-danica-dillon-01Josh Duggar is going after a stripper ... not only denying he sexually brutalized her ... he says he never even laid eyes on her.

Duggar has filed legal docs in response to Danica Dillon's lawsuit which alleges he met her in a strip club, plunked down $600 for lap dances and then upped the ante by another $1,500 so he could have sex with her in a hotel room. She says he was so aggressive she felt like she was being raped.

Duggar claims in new legal docs he has an air-tight alibi ... he was not even in Pennsylvania, the state where the alleged encounter went down. He also says he has never in his life been to the strip club or hotel in question.

Josh Duggar Porn Star Sues ... You Roughed Me Up During Sex

11/18/2015 8:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1118-josh-duggar-danica-tmz-instagramJosh Duggar has new legal trouble -- a porn star says he assaulted her during sex multiple times, and now she's suing.

Danica Dillon says she met Josh in March at a strip club in Philly, and that he paid $600 to the club to get several lap dances from her. According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Josh followed Danica to her hotel room and they agreed to have sex for $1,500.

1118-subasset-josh-duggar-launch-02In the suit, Danica says Josh "manhandled" and physically assaulted her so badly she felt like she was being raped. She says Josh found her at a strip club a month later to apologize, but when they were alone he assaulted her again ... according to the suit. 

Dillon says she suffered emotionally and physically, and is getting treated by a psychiatrist. She wants more than $500k in damages. 

Jessa Duggar Seewald Rushed To Hospital During Childbirth

11/6/2015 9:56 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jessa Duggar delivered a baby boy Thursday night, but it wasn't easy ... we've learned she tried giving birth at home but there were complications and she was rushed to the hospital.

We're told Jessa was taken by ambulance from one of the Duggar homes in Fayetteville, Arkansas to the local hospital. It's unclear what happened, but we do know she was trying to do a home birth. 

The baby weighed in at 9 lbs 11 oz., and measured more than 21 inches, so it just may have been too big.

Jessa married Ben Seewald last year. It's their first kid together and if she follows in her mom's footsteps ... it probably won't be their last. 


Jessa Duggar 'Newlywed Game' Fail

9/28/2015 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jessa Duggar and husband Ben Seewald tried their best to cover it up -- but ended up miles apart on at least one critical answer while playing a newlywed game.

The couple, married last November, did an appearance at the Southern Women's Show in Orlando Saturday, and agreed to play the game.

You gotta check out Ben and Jessa's tap dance after he revealed it took a while before he fell in love with her. Jessa thought it was much sooner.

If only they'd been asked about "making whoopee." Awesomeness ... 

Josh Duggar Checks Into Rehab

8/26/2015 9:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0826-josh-duggar-instagram-01Josh Duggar checked into a rehab facility yesterday in the wake of his confession he was using the Ashley Madison website to cheat on his wife.

The Duggar family says it's a "long-term treatment center" ... but does not say what kind of treatment he's getting. While Josh's parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, have rarely admonished him ... they're directly ripping him now, saying ... "His wrong choices have deeply hurt his precious wife and children and have negatively affected so many others. He has also brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear."

They added Josh's wife, Anna, is also getting counseling for her "heart and future" -- and they're praying Josh comes to "complete repentance and sincere change."


Josh Duggar I'm Addicted to Porn & Cheated 'Biggest Hypocrite Ever'

8/20/2015 11:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0820_josh-duggar_getty_ashley-madisonJosh Duggar says he's the "biggest hypocrite ever" -- fessing up to having a secret addiction to porn ... and admits he's been cheating on his wife while living a "double life."

Duggar issued a statement in the wake of reports that his name was one of the millions exposed in the Ashley Madison hack ... essentially confirming that he used the cheating website to have affairs. 

"I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife."

"I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him."

Duggar continued ... "I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust."

"The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against immorality in our country, I was hiding my own personal failings."

"I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please pray for my precious wife Anna and our family during this time."


Josh Duggar It's a Girl!

7/20/2015 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0720-josh-duggar-instagramJosh Duggar is a father once again as wife, Anna, gave birth over the weekend to a 7 lb. 14 oz. baby girl named Meredith Grace Duggar.

Let's all agree to pretend this isn't creepy since he confessed to molesting his own sisters and all. 

Nope, not creepy at all. 


Mama June TLC Needs to Cut ALL Ties With The Duggars

7/17/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0716-mama-june-duggars-01Mama June is ecstatic TLC officially gave "19 Kids and Counting" the ax, but thinks the Duggar family needs to be punished even more. 

The 'Honey Boo Boo' matriarch's been banging the drum for TLC execs to pull the plug on the Duggars ... just like they did to her fam. 

But June's still pissed because she says Jim Bob and Michelle's clan is getting off easy. The network's still got a Duggars docu-special in the works, which June calls BS -- "I feel it will be another situation for them to get paid for doing something bad."

She adds ... "Like, that kinda behavior is not okay."

It most certainly is not


Jill Dillard I'm On a Mission And Not for '19 Kids and Counting'

6/27/2015 7:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0627-derick-jill-facebookThere's a big clue that "19 Kids and Counting" will never see air again, because a key member of the brood is leaving the US of A. 

Jill Duggar -- one of Josh Duggar's victims -- just revealed she and hubby Derick Dillard are going overseas on an extended mission trip.

TMZ broke the story ... TLC was considering reconfiiguring the show so Josh would be out of the picture and Jill and Jessa would be front and center.  But with Jill out of the country, that scenario is no longer plausible.

As we reported, TLC has not made an official decision ... but we're hearing the chances of the show coming back are slim to none.

Josh Duggar Dad Stuck By Me In Good Times ... and Hard

6/22/2015 10:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Josh Duggar stepped out of the shadows and into the frizzy light, thanking his dad for his unwavering support.

Josh delivered the video message to Jim Bob on Father's Day, chronicling his life from what everyone thought were innocent times until now.

His voice shows very little emotion ... he never mentions the molestations but it's undeniably the 800 lb elephant in the room.

As TMZ reported, the chances are faint -- extremely faint -- that "19 Kids and Counting" will come back.


Jill and Jessa Duggar We're ALIVE and Well

6/20/2015 8:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The two women who publicly acknowledge being molested as kids by their brother, Josh Duggar, surfaced Friday at an Ohio airport.

Jill Dillard and hubby Derick, along with Jessa and some guy were mum as they walked through the terminal.

They were all in town for the ALIVE Christian Music Festival in Mineral City, Ohio.

Josh had been scheduled to appear but was scrapped from the event.

Still no word on the fate of "`19 Kids and Counting," but sources connected with the network tell TMZ it's a "long longshot" it will ever see air again.

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