Josh Duggar Paid for Membership to Cheating Website Ashley Madison (Report)
The '19 Kids and Counting' star was the center of a molestation scandal earlier this year.
19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar is among those who had a paid membership to the cheating website Ashley Madison, according to data published by Gawker. The affair service was the victim of a hack in July, with the full dump of the stolen member information posted online just this week.
According to Gawker, a credit card under the name Joshua J. Duggar was used to pay for an account. The address listed along with the card was that of the Fayetteville, Arkansas, home his grandmother Mary owns. The residence was featured on 19 Kids and Counting, which TLC canceled in July after Duggar admitted to having molested several underage girls years ago, including two of his sisters.
That credit card was used to purchase two different monthly Ashley Madison subscriptions, costing $986.76 and spanning February 2013 to May 2015. He reportedly opened another account using his address in Oxon Hill, Maryland, where he lived when he was lobbying as part of his job as the executive director of the conservative Family Research Council. That account was registered in July 2014, and was paid monthly through May 2015.
Duggar resigned from his role at the Family Research Council in the wake of the molestation scandal. The organization fought against gay marriage and says its mission is "to champion marriage and family as the foundation of civilization."
Duggar married his wife, Anna, in 2008. They have four children together.