Earlier today, Megyn Kelly offered a preview of her interview with Jill and Jessa Duggar that's set to air tonight on Fox News.
Speaking with Extra, Kelly revealed that Jill and Jessa have forgiven Josh Duggar for molesting them several times when they were 11 and 9, respectively.
Now, further information about the Duggar girls' interview has been released, and the new excerpts suggest that Jill and Jessa have not only forgiven their older brother, they've also started offering justifications for his actions.
Asked about the hypocrisy of a man who's admitted to incestuous sex crimes condemning homosexuality as destructive to families, Jessa defended her brother's right to talk out of both sides of his mouth:
“It’s right to say ‘here’s what I believe, here’s my values,’ even if you’ve made stupid mistakes or failures,” Jessa says in the interview.
“If you’ve had failures in your past it doesn’t mean you can’t be changed. I think that’s where, I think the real issue is people are making this sound like it happened yesterday.”
The girls also addressed the steps their parents took to try and prevent further abuse from taking place, and the rumors that father Jim Bob designed the Duggar house to keep Josh away from the girls.
“My parents said, ‘OK, we’re not going to do this hide and seek thing where two people go off and hide together,'” Jill says when asked about the precautions.
“Locks on the doors. You know, everybody’s in bed — girls in the girls’ room, boys in the boys’ room.”
A segment that aired on Wednesday night showed the girls confirming that they were molested by Josh and complaining of being victimized by the media.
The Megyn Kelly interview with Jessa and Jill will air on Fox News tonight, beginning at 9 pm EST.