Duggar Sisters Jessa and Jill Speak Out: 'We're Victims'

by Philiana Ng 9:37 AM PDT, June 04, 2015
Playing Duggar Sisters Jessa and Jill Speak Out: 'We're Victims'

In a preview of their Friday sit-down with Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly, Duggar sisters Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard speak out about the molestation allegations against their brother Josh and the aftermath.

Duggar parents Jim Bob and Michelle confirmed during their interview with Kelly that aired Wednesday that Josh was guilty of molesting five victims -- four daughters, two of whom were confirmed to be Jessa and Jill, and one babysitter.

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"They don't have a right to do this. We're victims. They can't do this to us," an emotional Jill, 24, told Kelly of the widespread media attention after the claims were made public.

"The system that has 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 just … it's greatly failed," 22-year-old Jessa added.

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During their sit-down with Kelly, Jessa and Jill's parents said the Duggar sisters were asleep during their initial touching and afterward Josh confessed, informing them of what happened.

"It was so important for us as parents to talk to our girls and make sure that nothing else had happened," Michelle said, adding that all the Duggar kids "received professional counseling from an accredited professional."

Kelly called her sit-down with Jessa and Jill "a remarkable and emotional exchange," saying that the two sisters will discuss "what Josh did to them and how they felt when they learned their story had gone national."

Megyn Kelly's interview with Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard airs Friday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox News Channel.

Here's a clip from the interview with Michelle and Jim Bob's sit-down: