Fox News has revealed that both Jill and Jessa Duggar will appear on their parents’ interview with Megyn Kelly on Fox News Channel’s The Kelly File.
At once point in interview, the now-pregnant Jessa reflected on her brother’s actions when he was a teen, calling them “very wrong.”
Still, she jumped to his defence.
“I do want to speak up in his defense against people who are calling him a child molester or a pedophile or a rapist, some people are saying,” Jessa told Kelly. “I’m like, ‘That is so overboard and a lie really.’ I mean people get mad at me for saying that, but I can say this because I was one of the victims.”
Since news of Josh’s scandal broke last month, prompting him to release a public apology, the family’s TLC show, 19 Kids and Counting, has been pulled from the air.
“We are victims, they can’t do this to us,” Dillard, now 24, said through tears, explaining her reaction to the widely reported allegations.
“The system that was set up to protect kids, both those who make stupid mistakes or have problems like this in their life and the ones that are affected by those choices — it’s greatly failed,” said Seewald, 22.
The sisters’ full interview will air Friday night at 9; Fox News has distributed additional quotes from that interview that have not yet been broadcast.