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ITS ABOUT TIME! TLC dumps Duggar family ‘Counting On’ after Josh Duggar child porn bust

Cable network TLC has apparently dropped “Counting On” from its lineup, following Josh Duggar’s child pornography bust.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Josh Duggar “knowingly received child pornography” in May 2019, according to court documents. He also “knowingly possessed child pornography” during the same months by using the Internet to “download child sexual abuse material.”

Duggar was arrested in April this year but has subsequently bailed out of jail. He’s now living with a couple he knows from church after a judge banned him from being around children. He can visit his own children as long as his wife is present.

New York Post reports that TLC confirmed that no new seasons of “Counting On,” which is a spin-off of the popular show, “19 Kids and Counting,” will be made.

TLC will not be producing additional seasons of ‘Counting On,’ ” the network told The Post. “TLC feels it is important to give the Duggar family the opportunity to address their situation privately.”

Shortly after Duggar’s arrest, a Change.org petition was created, demanding that TLC cancel the reality show. The petition currently has over 28,000 signatures.

“The Duggar family should no longer have a platform,” the petition read. “This family should no longer be allowed to collect money from streaming services and television series. Enough is enough. Too many people have been harmed.”

This isn’t the first time Josh Duggar has been in legal trouble. Duggar entered a rehabilitation center in 2015 after he confessed to inappropriately touching his younger sisters when he was a teenager. He was also accused of creating a private, paid Ashley Madison account, a social site made for people wanting to cheat on their significant other.

He reportedly met up with at least one person he chatted with via his Ashley Madison account and paid her for sex. He later admitted to his infidelity and confessed he had a porn addiction problem.

The allegations resulted in TLC dropping the Duggar’s first family show. He also lost his position as executive director of the Family Research Council, a lobbying group that “champions marriage and family.”

For his latest charges, Duggar is scheduled for trial in November.

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[Feature Photo: Josh Duggar/Handout]