Josh Duggar: Moving Back to Arkansas, Hires Kate Gosselin's Bodyguard (Report)
Moving vans were spotted outside the '19 Kids and Counting' reality star's Maryland home.
19 Kids and Counting's Josh Duggar is reportedly moving out of his Maryland home and returning to Arkansas, where the rest of the Duggar family lives.
Moving trucks could be seen outside the 27-year-old's Oxon Hill home on Tuesday, where the family of five (Josh and his wife, Anna, have three children) is packing up for a return to the oldest Duggar child's home state of Arkansas, ET Online reported.
According to ET, Duggar hired former TLC reality star Kate Gosselin's (Jon and Kate Plus Eight and later Kate Plus Eight) bodyguard Steve Nield. The bodyguard was reportedly spotted at the Duggar's Maryland home on Monday and told photographers to leave.
Duggar's out-of-state move is the second major lifestyle change he's made since his 2006 police report, which was published by In Touch, surfaced May 21. The report alleges he sexually molested five girls — including his sisters — 13 years ago. The day the news broke, Duggar resigned from his position as a lobbyist with the Family Research Council (FRC).
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, the 19 Kids parents, sat down with Fox News' Megyn Kelly on June 3 to discuss the history behind Josh's sexual molestation allegations and told the anchor "we felt we're failures." Two of Josh's sisters, Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald, revealed to Kelly in the sit-down interview that they were two of the victims and have since forgiven Josh.
"We've already forgiven Josh. We're moved on," Jill said.
Jessa went to her oldest brother's defense: "Calling him a child molester or a pedophile or a rapist, some people are saying. I’m like, that is so overboard and a lie, really."
TLC was "deeply saddened" to learn about the incidents and pulled all scheduled episodes of 19 Kids from the air the day after the news broke. Despite 19 Kids losing more than half a dozen advertisers, including CVS Pharmacy, Ace Hardware, ConAgra Foods, Pure Leaf Iced Tea, Behr Paint, Ricola and Party City, and being pulled from Hulu, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins left the door open for the family program to return to the streaming service.