The Seewald family has been very vocal about their disappointment over the actions made by Josh Duggar from the cancelled "19 Kids and Counting" reality TV show after he admitted having cheated on his wife Anna by using the hacked Ashley Madison adultery website.
Jessa's father-in-law Michael even wrote a lengthy blog post slamming Josh as a "hypocrite" who deceived everyone, including his own family when he claimed to be a Christian but kept indulging his sins, such as porn addiction and adultery. Ben and Jessa kept mum regarding the matter and simply shared on their social media accounts what Michael wrote about Josh, but Ben's sister Jessica isn't one to keep quiet on the matter.
In an interview with Page Six, Jessica offered support for Josh's scorned wife Anna and lamented how Jessa is hurting because of Josh's sins. "Obviously you don't stop loving someone you care about regardless of their bad choices," she explained.
"In a world riddled with people who profess Christ and His love with their mouths, yet with their lives portray a totally different set of values, sometimes it becomes necessary to stand up and speak the truth," she added.
When it was reported earlier this year that Josh molested five underage girls, including his own sisters Jill and Jessa, when he was only 14 years old, the Duggar family and the rest of their extended families gave their full support. But when it came to light recently that he had various affairs with prostitutes and porn stars, the families aren't so quick to forgive and forget this time.
"I'm sure it's heartbreaking. Ben and Jessa are very tender, so I'm sure they're doing as much as they can for everyone involved," noted Jessica.
Josh quickly offered words of apology when news of his adulterous affairs broke out. "I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him," he said. "I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust," he admitted.