Court documents revealed that the Duggar sisters don’t want their brother Josh joining their privacy lawsuit.
Two years after Josh Duggar’s sexual misconduct controversy, Jill, Jinger, Jessa and Joy Dugger filed a lawsuit against Springdale, Ark., Washington county and police officials as well as In Touch publishers for releasing police documents in 2015 while they were minors.
Back in May, the sisters released a statement to E! News explaining the lawsuit. “This case is solely about protecting children who are victims of abuse. Revealing juvenile identities under these circumstances is unacceptable, and it’s against the law. The media and custodians of public records who let these children down must be held accountable. This case has vast implications for all our children. We hope that by bringing this case to the public’s attention, all children will be protected from reckless reporting.”
In June, it was revealed that Josh Duggar requested to join their lawsuit, but recent court documents have revealed that the sisters hope the judge will deny him. “Deciding claims based on protecting victims of sex crimes from disclosure, while at the same time, having those claims consolidated with the perpetrator of those crimes will be confusing to the jury,” the documents state.
“It would be next to impossible for a jury to ignore the perpetrator sitting next to the victims, yet decide the different issues, different claims and different damages that apply for victims as compared to perpetrator. Consolidation would undoubtedly give the false impression that the victims and the perpetrator are ‘in this together.'”