Josh Duggar has been forgiven by sisters/child molestation victims Jill and Jessa Duggar, the pair reveal in an interview with Fox News' Megyn Kelly.
Talking to Extra after her sit-down with the family, Kelly revealed more about her interview with Jill and Jessa Duggar, which airs tonight on Fox News.
Since the revelation that Josh Duggar molested his sisters went public, the popular 19 Kids and Counting family has been under intense scrutiny.
Jill and Jessa were victims, along with two other Duggar sisters and the family babysitter, so for the now-married siblings, this has been a lot to take.
Having outed themselves as victims, Jill and Jessa will reveal that the entire family received official counseling to help them get through it back then.
"They started off as your normal 22, 24-year-old girls, a little bubbly, kinda giggly, and then when we did get into it, the tears started to flow," Kelly said.
"Imagine how painful that would be. They never chose to have this piece of their family story put out there, and I think they are struggling with it."
"What people are assuming about their family and about what happened to them," Kelly told Extra, is going to be a very tough process for the pair.
As for whether Josh has been forgiven? No question.
"They told me that," Kelly said, without a doubt.
"They talked about the journey from pain to forgiveness, and it was not without bumps in the road. All of the children went through counseling."
"All of them, not just Josh, not just the victims, all of them went through licensed therapist counseling to try to get through what happened."
For Kelly, the ultimate aim is to talk to Josh himself.
"Of course, I would love to talk to Josh," she said.
"He’s really the best one to talk about what happened and why, and where he is today. I think that is what a lot of people are wondering."
"What does it mean? Does this make him a child molester?"
"Do you have to worry about him on an ongoing basis? He has three young children and one on the way. He’s around a lot of young children."
All good questions, for sure, and complex ones at that.
Equally complicated and unclear at this point, but the debate, discussion and controversy surrounding the family is not likely to cease anytime soon.