Nearly two months after a bombshell report revealed Josh Duggar molested several underage girls with his parents' knowledge, TLC has finally canceled 19 Kids and Counting. The network pulled the show from the air the day after the news broke, but an official break hadn't been made until today.
InTouch reported Josh Duggar admitted to his father Jim Bob Duggar he had groped several underage girls in 2002 and 2003. Jim Bob informed his church elders before contacting police three months later. Josh wasn't investigated by police until 2006, when the statute of limitations had already run out. Arkansas State Trooper Jim Hutchens, a family friend, simply gave Josh a stern talk after he had returned from doing remodeling work with another family friend as punishment.
Josh issued the following statement on the same day his transgressions were first reported. In it he all but admits to molestation:
"Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends," Josh Duggar told People. "I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life."