Josh Duggar Checks Into Treatment Center After Ashley Madison Scandal

by Alex Ungerman 9:38 AM PDT, August 26, 2015
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Amid the recent Ashley Madison data breach, leading to Josh Duggar's admission of cheating on his wife, the Duggar family has released a statement on their website announcing that Josh is seeking professional help.

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"We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, care and prayers for our family during this most difficult situation with Josh," the statement reads. "As parents we are so deeply grieved by our son’s decisions and actions. His wrong choices have deeply hurt his precious wife and children and have negatively affected so many others. He has also brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear."

"Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term treatment center," the Duggars revealed. "For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery. We pray that in this he comes to complete repentance and sincere change. In the meantime, we will be offering our love, care and devoted support to Anna and our grandchildren as she also receives counsel and help for her own heart and future. During this time we continue to look to God—He is our rock and comfort. We ask for your continued prayers for our entire family."

On Tuesday, a source told ET that the former 19 Kids and Counting star and his wife Anna were hiding out at a farm house in the mountains of Arkansas, as the rest of the Duggar family remains behind closed doors in their Springdale, Arkansas compound.

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While Anna appears to be standing by her husband through the continued scandal, her brother Daniel publicly slammed Josh. "I won't stop trying to get that pig out of our family," Daniel wrote on Facebook, adding: "I have been thinking of her and sick to my stomach for her for last few days."

Following news that Josh had two separate accounts on Ashley Madison, a site with the stated purpose of helping married people cheat on their spouses, the 27-year-old released a statement that he was "the biggest hypocrite ever" in a public apology.

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"I have been the biggest hypocrite ever," wrote Josh. "While espousing faith and family values, I have been unfaithful to my wife."

The original statement included an admission to "viewing pornography on the internet," which was later removed in a revised statement.