Duggar Homeschooling Leader Accused Of Sexual Abuse By Ten Women

Ten women have come forward to file lawsuits against Bill Gothard, accusing the former leader of the Institute In Basic Life Principles (and friend of the Duggars) of sexual abuse and assault, with at least one of those women accusing Gothard of rape.

Gothard was contacted by the Washington Post in light of the new lawsuits, and denied the allegation of rape, saying “Never in my life have I touched a girl sexually. I’m shocked to even hear that.”

It’s a little odd that he’s shocked, given that he lost his job as leader of the Christian homeschooling organization, after several women accused him of sexual harassment and abuse. Oh, and the fact that charges have been brought against him before. This has been going on for a while.

The last lawsuit, filed by five women of the same group last October, has been tentatively dismissed. Let’s hope something in these new lawsuits sticks, because this guy doesn’t deserve to get away with this.

[Washington Post]