Duggar Parents to Give Fox News First Interview

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Fox News’s Megyn Kelly has landed the first interview with Josh Duggar’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, in the wake of their family scandal. The interview will air Wednesday, June 3 at 9 p.m. ET on The Kelly File.

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The Duggar Family confirmed the interview on Michelle’s blog:

Next week we will sit down with Megyn Kelly on Fox News to share our hearts with you about the pain that we walked through as a family twelve years ago, the tears we all shed and the forgiveness that was given. We appreciate the outpouring of love and prayers for our family at this time. 

— Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar

Fox News confirmed it with a tweet.

Since news broke that Josh Duggar has admitted to molesting multiple underage girls (including some of his sisters) 12 years ago when he was a teen, his parents have released only written statements. They’ve come under fire for how they handled Josh’s admission back then — whether it was reported accurately to the authorities when finally brought to light, whether he received the proper punishment and rehabilitation, and, more importantly, if his victims felt protected and received proper counseling.

Related: What About Josh Duggar’s Sisters?

TLC has, at least temporarily, pulled the Duggar family’s show, 19 Kids and Counting, from the air, and advertisers have begun to bail.