In his first full speech since his trial began in May, and first one focused on professional difficulties, Jim Bob Duggar had to say something about “naming names.” The family patriarch was initially expected to address a handful of at least 10, maybe 12 children, but his description of family members’ attendance and use of unnamed pseudonyms so far has seemingly recast them as more important or even free to talk about. At one point, he acknowledged that “99.9 percent” of his family had supported him, including Anna and Josh’s mom Michelle, but admitted, “One or two” had not.
“All the family members have been here,” Duggar said. “But in the past, the [reports] said some names were being used, not listed properly in the court file. So we got them all listed properly and listed together in the file. Now that was a concern to me because if a jury wants to listen to some names they want to hear.” The trial is expected to end on Monday, and The Hollywood Reporter’s sources have said the results of the investigation against Duggar should be heard at that time.
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