Besides making extreme rules, or as the Duggars call them ‘safeguards,’ like not letting the boys and girls play hide ‘n seek together, no boy babysitters and their daughters never being allowed to sit on their brothers’ laps (other than daddy’s), Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar also took things one step further. They moved to a new 7,000-square-foot home in Arkansas in 2006, four years after Josh Duggar admitted to molesting four of his sisters and one babysitter.
And it wasn’t just a bigger house for the Duggars. This place physically separated the boys’ and girls’ rooms from each other so that the only way they could get to the opposite gender’s room was by going through the master suite or walking across a very visible catwalk that overlooked the high-ceiling living room. That’s some serious investing to keep a 14-year-old’s paws off their daughters.
After a heavy week with the media hitting the Duggars, Jim Bob and Michelle decided to do an interview with Fox’s Megyn Kelly on The Kelly File on June 3 so that the world could hear their side of the story. Now, the Duggar sisters Jill and Jessa will come forward on Friday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET on Fox for an interview with Kelly about what it was like for them when the world found out that their eldest brother had molested them.