Analyzing Fox News' Duggars Interview: What Friends & Legal Experts Have to Say

by Raphael Chestang 4:44 PM PDT, June 04, 2015
Playing Analyzing Fox News' Duggars Interview: What Friends & Legal Experts Have to Say

Did the Duggars' sitdown with Fox's Megyn Kelly work or did it backfire? Victims' rights attorney and legal analyst Lisa Bloom gave ET her analysis of the interview.

In speaking with Kelly, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar described their son Josh's molestation of five underage girls, including sisters Jessa and Jill, as a "quick touch while they were asleep." This description raised an eyebrow for Bloom.

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"What they don't seem to understand about child sexual abuse is that it's very common for victims to pretend to be asleep because children are too little to process the horror of what's happening to them," Bloom told ET. "My question is where is Josh Duggar? The family circled around to protect him in 2002 to 2006 when this all went down and they're still protecting. He's the one who should be facing the cameras."

News first broke when In Touch magazine published a copy of a police report containing allegations of Josh's molestation.

"We're victims. They can't do this to us," a tearful Jill Dillard, 24, told Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly about the release of the police report.

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"It's so unfortunate what happened to these girls the first time and even more unfortunate that tabloids and the police chose to exploit young girls and victims rather than protect them," family friend Sen. Bart Hester told ET.

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