Josh Duggar: Dead to Michelle Duggar Following Sex Scandals?

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Yesterday, we reported that Duggar family friend and Fayetteville, Arkansas city council member John La Tour had been accused of sexual assault after threatening to expose himself to a waitress.

The Duggars have yet to speak out on the La Tour scandal, but he's sure spilling the beans on them in a surprising new interview with Radar Online.

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It's an odd time for La Tour to offer details on how the family coped in the early days of the first Josh Duggar sex scandal, but that's just what he chose to do while speaking with the website about his own inappropriate behavior:

"Josh had a good upbringing," La Tour says. "He got sidetracked."

"Sidetracked" is certainly putting it mildly, but the disgraced politician says there was nothing mild about Michelle Duggar's response to her son's misconduct.

"Michelle was in mourning like her son had been killed," La Tour says, confirming previous reports that the Duggar matriarch thought of her eldest son as dead to her after learning that he'd molested his sisters.

La Tour adds that Anna Duggar is a "stand by her man kind of woman," who never even considered divorcing Josh.

"[Josh] is a sinner just like the rest of us. No one is perfect," La Tour says in conclusion.

"The Duggars never tried to give the impression that they are perfect. Everyone does their best, and there is no such thing as a perfect family."

That's certainly true, but there are plenty of families that don't shelter sexual predators.

Also, we don't think Josh Duggar is what Tammy Wynette had in mind when she sang that song, Anna. Run and take your children with you.

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