According to a statement given to ET on Friday by Avid Life Media Inc. (ALM), Ashley Madison's parent company, Biderman's departure is a mutual decision and is "in the best interest of the company." This announcement comes following a massive company-wide hack that exposed millions of the site's members.
"We are actively adjusting to the attack on our business and members’ privacy by criminals," the statement notes. "We will continue to provide access to our unique platforms for our worldwide members. We are actively cooperating with international law enforcement in an effort to bring those responsible for the theft of proprietary member and business information to justice."
"I signed up for the site foolishly and ignorantly with a group of friends and I deeply apologize for any embarrassment or pain I have brought to my wife and family," Josh said in a statement to ET. "We both look forward to moving past this and getting on with our lives."
"Josh’s integrity is gone," one member of the Duggar family said. "It’s scary. You never know who can have a double life. You really think you know someone. Josh was caught with his hand in the cookie jar and I hope he gets broken in rehab and gets the help he needs. I hope [Josh's wife] Anna finds the strength to make some changes."