As Josh Duggar’s ongoing child pornography trial started on Tuesday, November 30, he was joined by several familiar faces within the courtroom.

On the primary day, the 19 Kids and Counting alum, 33, and spouse Anna Duggar entered the Fayetteville, Arkansas, federal courthouse, side by side and holding hands.

The following day, Anna, additionally 33, sat beside Derick Dillard. The 32-year-old Counting On alum, who married Josh’s sister Jill Duggar in 2014, attended the proceedings one day after his wife’s name was listed as a “confirmed or potential” witness alongside brother Jed Duggar.

Days earlier, patriarch Jim Bob Duggar testified throughout a Monday, November 29, evidentiary listening to the place he confirmed that his eldest son admitted to inappropriately touching 4 minor ladies — a number of of whom had been beforehand confirmed to be his sisters — within the early 2000s. Throughout his testimony, Jim Bob, 56, revealed he couldn't recall the particular particulars of their dialog.

“We had been shocked this had occurred however we had been grateful he got here on his personal and advised us,” Jim Bob advised the prosecutors. “He had advised me that he had touched a few of the ladies once they had been sleeping on their breasts … they didn’t get up.”

Whereas lots of Josh’s members of the family have remained mum amid his authorized continuing for the reason that courtroom case started, cousin Amy King (née Duggar) has been more outspoken.

“Immediately is a heavy day,” Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar‘s niece, 35, wrote via Instagram Story on Tuesday, after it was introduced {that a} jury had been chosen. “This entire week will likely be. Subsequent week will likely be too. Till justice is served.”

In a second Story publish, she wrote: “Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord, I'll repay thee. Please pray for the victims and for the reality to be revealed. Pray that the choose will give the last word sentence.”

Josh was previously arrested in April for allegedly “receiving and possessing materials depicting the sexual abuse of kids,” shortly after Anna introduced the pair had been expecting their seventh child. (Their daughter Madyson was born on October 23.)

Josh — who additionally shares Mackynzie, 12, Michael, 10, Marcus, 8, Meredith, 6, Mason, 4, and Maryella, 2, with Anna — entered a not guilty plea amid his arrest earlier than being launched on bond a number of days later.

Amid Josh’s scandal, TLC canceled his siblings’ Counting On actuality TV sequence, which chronicled their day by day household lives. Counting On premiered in December 2015 after 19 Youngsters and Counting stopped production amid his 2015 molestation scandal.

“TLC is not going to be producing further seasons of Counting On,” the network said in a statement to Us Weekly in June. “TLC feels you will need to give the Duggar household the chance to handle their state of affairs privately.”

Jill and her husband, who beforehand exited the show in 2017, opened up about the cancellation through a weblog publish earlier this 12 months.

“We first heard of the cancellation when each a pal & a cousin every texted us after seeing TLC’s assertion on-line. We have no idea how lengthy the cancellation had been deliberate,” the couple, who share sons Israel, 6, and Samuel, 4, wrote via their blog at the time. “It’s been over Four years now since we selected to step away from the present, and, though we had been initially barred from sharing our choice to depart the present, we've opened up a little bit extra just lately on our social media. Throughout our years on the present, we had many nice experiences with the community, and a number of other of the crew members have even turn out to be like household to us! Nonetheless, we additionally confronted many pressures and a few sudden challenges which pressured us to step away from the present in an effort to realize extra management over our personal lives and to do what was finest for our household.”

Scroll beneath to see which Duggar members of the family have attended Josh’s trial:


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