Posts tagged "child molestation"

Mommie Dearest: Whatever You Do, Don’t Parent Like The Duggars

I’ve written about parenting here for The Frisky for three years now, and when it comes to parenting and various parenting philosophies I usually come down on the side of “do whatever works best for your family and keep an open mind.” However, as the Mommie Dearest column comes to an end*, I’d like to…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / May 27, 2015

Remember When Jim Bob Duggar Said Incest Was A Crime Punishable By Death?

Exceptions made for Josh Duggar, who need only write a note of apology to Jesus H. Christ.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 26, 2015

Jessa Duggar’s Father-In-Law To Josh Duggar: “Hang In There”

Josh Duggar not only has his parents, his wife, fans of “19 Kids and Counting” and presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee in his corner following the revelation that he molested five underage girls when he was a teenager — his sister Jessa’s father-in-law is also defending Josh against the “bloodletting” at the hands of the media.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 26, 2015

Josh Duggar’s 2008 Incest Joke Pretty Creepy In Retrospect

A joke Josh Duggar made back in 2008 was pretty uncomfortable at the time, but in the wake of the child molestation scandal swirling around him, it’s even more uncomfortable. On an episode of 19 Kids and Counting from that year, Duggar was discussing an upcoming date he had with then-fiancee Anna, Us reports. The…

By: Newser / May 25, 2015

Arkansas Judge Orders Josh Duggar’s Child Molestation Police Report Destroyed

According to the Associated Press, Arkansas police have destroyed the 2006 offense report for Josh Duggar, which detailed how the then-14-year-old had molested five girls, including his sisters, on the orders of Judge Stacy Zimmerman. “As far as the Springdale Police Department is concerned, this report doesn’t exist,” Springdale’s police representative Scott Lewis told AP.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 23, 2015

As A Survivor Of Child Molestation, I Won’t Forget Josh Duggar’s Victims

You may wonder why someone like myself is writing about this particular issue. I’m writing about this because I was the victim of child sexual abuse. I was also molested by a family member. And as someone who has survived sexual abuse, I feel it is my duty to speak up.

By: Sydney Leathers / May 22, 2015

Uh, So One Of The Duggars Might Be A Child Molester…

Holy fucking shit. I have never had any great love for the Duggars, and Josh Duggar – who currently serves as executive director of Family Research Council Action – has always been my least favorite. Still, this most recent news comes as a surprise.

The last time we reported on Josh, he was going on and o…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 19, 2015

The Obamas Are Starting An Education Initiative For Girls Around The World

Malala Yousafzai has inspired the Obamas to start a new initiative to support education for girls around the world. [Washington Post]
Vice President Biden will be the headline speaker at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual convention this year. [AP]
A “sex gang” in Oxfordshire has assaulted 373 children in the last 16…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 3, 2015

Princeton Mom Thinks Child Molestation Is Just Bad Manners

Susan Patton, AKA “Princeton Mom” has a pretty sweet gig. She flits around TV saying incredibly horrible things for a living. Today, the horrible thing she said had to do with rape and child molestation, as for some reason Fox News has been really into soliciting her opinions on these matters. I guess because she…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 6, 2015

Lena Dunham: “I Do Not Condone Any Kind Of Abuse”

“First and foremost, I want to be very clear that I do not condone any kind of abuse under any circumstances. … If the situations described in my book have been painful or triggering for people to read, I am sorry, as that was never my intention. I am also aware that the comic use…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 4, 2014

Mommie Dearest: On Lena Dunham & Teaching Children About Boundaries And Consent

This post isn’t about Lena Dunham… really. So many others, including The Frisky’s own Amelia, have written about Dunham, her book, and the passages about her sister that have led to claims of molestation. But, I’m writing this because of the conversation that’s currently being had about Lena Dunham, so we can’t not talk about…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / November 4, 2014

Lena Dunham Faces Accusations That She “Molested” Her Younger Sister

In her new memoir, Not That Kind Of Girl, Lena Dunham tells a couple of stories that include references to her younger sister Grace which are intended to illustrate Lena’s “weirdness” as a child, as well as her youthful obsession with the baby of the family. Instead, critics both on the right and the left…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 3, 2014

June Shannon’s Daughter Chickadee Claims She Was The 8-Year-Old Victim Of Her Mom’s Child Molester Boyfriend

Well, this is deeply upsetting. Anna Shannon Cardwell, aka Chickadee from “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” is claiming she was the child molested by (Mama) June Shannon’s sex offender boyfriend, Mark McDaniel, when she was eight years old. “I believe she is seeing him and hanging around him,” Cardwell told Radar Online. “I’m hurt.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 27, 2014

Stephen Collins On Jessica Biel’s Topless Gear Spread In 2000: “It’s Child Pornography”

Back in 2000, Jessica Biel, then starring as eldest daughter Mary Camden on TV’s “7th Heaven,” made waves by appearing on the cover of men’s magazine Gear in just a pair of panties, with her arm draped across her bare chest, covering her nipples. Given the “family-friendly” tenor of the religious-leaning show, this magazine spread…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 8, 2014

False Reports Of Suicide At Stephen Collins’ Home Swirl Amidst Child Molestation Scandal

Last night, the interwebs were all aflutter after false reports circulated of a suicide at “7th Heaven” actor Stephen Collins’ home, following yesterday’s reveal that he had admitted to molesting multiple young girls. When police arrived, they discovered Collins wasn’t home and there was no issue. Oh and weirdly enough, former “Baywatch” actress Donna…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 8, 2014

“7th Heaven” Dad Stephen Collins Confesses, On Tape, To Sexually Abusing Multiple Young Girls

Actor Stephen Collins, best known for playing Reverend Camden on the TV show “7th Heaven,” admitted on a secret recording (taped during a therapy session with his estranged wife, with whom he is going through a divorce) to molesting and exposing himself to multiple young girls. In the confession, which he did not know wa…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2014

RIP Society: Du Pont Heir Only Gets Probation For Raping Young Daughter, Because Judge Thinks He Won’t “Fare Well” In Prison

Well, this is quite simply an appalling story. Robert H. Richards IV, an heir to the du Pont fortune, was convicted of raping his then three-year-old daughter and given only probation for the crime, because, as the female Superior Court judge wrote in her decision, “Defendant will not fare well in Level 5 [prison] setting.”

Judge Jan Jurde…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 31, 2014

Scarlett Johansson Calls Dylan Farrow’s Criticism “Irresponsible”

“I think it’s irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of us could possibly knowingly comment on. That just feels irresponsible to me.”
I would like to pour Scarlett Johansson a big ol’ glass of STFU for telling…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 17, 2014

Penn State Scandal: Victim 1’s Mother Speaks, McQueary Not Coaching On Saturday & Did Sandusky “Pimp” Boys To Wealthy Donors?

It’s clear from the response we received in the comments to yesterday’s piece on the Penn State scandal that people have strong feelings on the topic. I’m going to keep writing about any new developments as the story continues to unfold. 

The mother of Victim 1 (the first victim to come forward and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 11, 2011
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