Duggars' Case Over Police Records Postponed

You may have seen last week that a federal jury in Fayetteville convicted former reality TV star Josh Duggar of two counts related to downloading and possessing child pornography.

But did you know that the trial of the civil lawsuit filed by four of his sisters involving allegations of invasion of privacy has been postponed?

The case brought by Jill Dillard, Jessa Seewald, Jinger Vuolo and Joy Duggar against the city of Springdale, Washington County and others was scheduled to go to trial on Thursday — the same day that the jury found Josh Duggar guilty.

But on Nov. 30, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy L. Brooks canceled the jury trial, saying there was a conflict with the court’s calendar.

As of Thursday, another court date had not been set.

The civil case is related to the release of reports under the Freedom of Information Act in 2015 to In Touch Weekly involving allegations that Josh Duggar molested the plaintiffs in 2002 and 2003. The plaintiffs said that investigators promised the girls’ statements would remain confidential.

Meanwhile, Josh Duggar, of Springdale, is scheduled to be sentenced at a later date. The 33-year-old faces up to 20 years in federal prison on each count.