But I think they've got a case
It’s not that uncommon to see a celebrity become embroiled in some sort of lawsuit where the defendant is said to have done something illegal to get dirt on the star. Sometimes they win, sometimes they lose, but at least they will make a statement that paparazzi can absolutely go too far just to get a story. Famous people are people too, and they don’t want all of their personal business getting aired.
So when Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy-Anna Duggar were found to be the victims of their older brother Josh, they were humiliated. Their show was canceled, and they had to deal with the public embarrassment of their molestation since then. They’ve decided to take up arms against the people who spilled their news to the world, but those defendants say they don’t have a chance of winning.
Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy-Anna filed a lawsuit against the city of Springdale, Arkansas which includes some police and Washington County saying that it was unlawful for them to give up records which detailed Josh Duggar’s molestation of four younger sisters and one babysitter when they were teens.
In 2006, the girls gave their statements about being molested by Josh, and In Touch got a hold of the court documents through a filing under the Freedom of Information Act.
Fighting for Our Rights
The city of Springfield is ready to fight them back, however, claiming, “The lawsuit claims that the release of a heavily redacted police report pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act Request was somehow unlawful. The claims and allegations in this lawsuit are without merit and are false, and we are confident that the Federal Court will take the time to carefully hear the facts and arguments in this matter.”
But the Federal Court may very well side with the Duggar sisters in this matter.
Just Wanting Money
The statement from the city of Springfield seemed to allude to the belief that the ladies are just suing now, two years after the documents were released, because they’re grabbing at cash, and this “misguided” lawsuit will only take away “public tax dollars.”
The also claimed that the family was kept abreast of the release of the documents from the very beginning. Still due to the age of the girls when they gave their statements, the city could very much have broken the law…