Former “19 Kids and Counting” starJosh Duggar has checked into a “long-term treatment center,” the Duggar family said in a statement Wednesday.
The reality TV star has been named as one of 37 million users on the controversial website Ashley Madison. Data released online last week showed Duggarpaid nearly $1,000 for two different monthly accounts in order to cheat on his wife.
Earlier this year, Duggar admitted to sexually abusing five girls, four of which were his sisters, when he was a teenager.
“For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery,” the family added. But the statement on the family’s wesite did not say what kind of treatment Josh was to receive.
August 26, 2015
We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, care and prayers for our family during this most difficult situation with Josh. As parents we are so deeply grieved by our son’s decisions and actions. 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. Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term treatment center. For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery. We pray that in this he comes to complete repentance and sincere change. In the meantime, we will be offering our love, care and devoted support to Anna and our grandchildren as she also receives counsel and help for her own heart and future. During this time we continue to look to God—He is our rock and comfort. We ask for your continued prayers for our entire family.