Michelle Duggar said in a new interview airing Wednesday that she and her husband were “devastated” by the allegations that their son Josh molested girls as a teenager, in the parents’ first interview since the accusations rocked the reality TV family.
“As parents we felt, ‘We’re failures,’” Michelle Duggar, joined by her husband Jim Bob, said in the interview airing Wednesday night on Fox News.
“We tried to raise our kids to do what’s right—to know what’s right,” she said. “And yet one of our children made really bad choices.”
The allegations led Josh Duggar to say he “acted inexcusably,” and TLC later pulled the family’s show, 19 Kids and Counting, off the air, though it hasn’t been canceled. Josh Duggar also resigned from the Family Research Council, a Christian lobbying group.
A segment of the interview will air at 9 p.m. E.T. on The Kelly File and the entire one-hour special will air on Friday at 9 p.m. E.T.
See the teaser below.