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Ashley Madison Client Josh Duggar Apologizes For Being a Cheating Hypocrite

The Duggars have been rocked by another scandal, this one also aimed at son Josh Duggar, who was revealed to be a paid user on the online affair site Ashley Madison. You know, the one that recently suffered a highly-publicized data breach.

In case you haven’t been keeping up with the Duggars (because that’s not your job probably), TLC recently cancelled their reality show 19 Kids and Counting after Josh was charged with child molestation — his victims included some of his own sisters.

In response to the leak, the family issued a statement through their official website in which Josh apologizes to his long-suffering wife and admits to being a giant hypocrite.

So really nothing you didn’t already know. You can read the statement in its entirety below.

Statement from Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar:

Please see the statement below from our son Josh regarding recent media stories about him. When we learned of this late last night our hearts were broken. As we continue to place our trust in God we ask for your prayers for Josh, Anna, our grandchildren and our entire family.

Statement from Josh Duggar:

I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.

I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him.

I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust.

The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against immorality in our country, I was hiding my own personal failings.

As I am learning the hard way, we have the freedom to choose to our actions, but we do not get to choose our consequences. I deeply regret all hurt I have caused so many by being such a bad example.

I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please pray for my precious wife Anna and our family during this time.

Josh Duggar

According to the site Zap2It, the original apology included one extra line which was later removed. It reads as follows:

The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against immorality in our country, in my heart I had allowed Satan to build a fortress that no one knew about.

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