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Monday, February 6, 2012

Woman Arrested for Blackmailing Duggars

An Iowa resident by the name of Teresa Hunt has been arrested for blackmailing the Duggar family. The case is being reviewed by the FBI.

In a letter to Discovery Communications, Inc., Teresa demanded that the network cancel TLC's 19 Kids and Counting or pay her $10,000, according to the Quad City Times. If they did not comply, she threatened to release "intimate" photos of a member of the Duggar family.

The Des Moines Register has since confirmed that the cast member of which Teresa claimed to have revealing photos is cousin Amy Duggar. The pictures apparently show Amy with a 56-year-old musician.


In response to the accusation, Amy affirms that the man is simply a family friend who has been supporting her music career.

For more information, visit the Quad City Times and the Des Moines Register.

45 Comments (Click Here to Add Yours):

Jessica said...

Oh good grief - don't people have anything better to do than attack the Duggars? I don't expect that everyone will agree with them, but there's no need to go on the attack.

Anonymous said...

Everyone should support Amy and not believe these rumors. Why do some people have to be so hateful!!

Sandy

glpariam said...

The Bible says that those who stand with Jesus will face persecution. Great news this just affirms that these people are truly standing by Jesus and are going to be persecuted for their beliefs. Even better news, TLC is not falling for the manipulation of Satan. Good job TLC. I love my brothers and sisters in Christ the Duggars and would probably cancel my television services if they weren't on it.

Kayla said...

It is so sad that someone doesn't have anything better to do than harass a good, clean family. The Duggar's are going through enough grief with loosing a baby, just let them be!!

Tina said...

I agree with Jessica.

Rachel said...

It is so awful since the Duggar's have been through so much already! I don't believe a word of it! I am so glad that they know they have God to rely on!

Anonymous said...

please. this family have far better morals than to do anything this lady is accusing amy of. she needs help.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Thanks for sharing this!
Why would someone do that!

Anonymous said...

Pray for her. The Duggars are a wonderful example of God's love.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely RIDICULOUS!! What in the world is wrong with people?? Why can't people just mind their own business? The Duggar's show on TLC is the only show worth watching. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Duggar Family!! Olivia G.

Libby said...

I am shocked someone would attack anyone like that esp The Duggar family! I agree with Kayla, Jessica and Rachel on this issue all the way!

Anonymous said...

THIS IS VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY RUDE AND DISRESPECTFUL WHAT Teresa Hunt DID.

Libby said...

Even though Teresa Hunt was in the wrong the best thing we can do not only as fans of The Duggars but as Christians is to pray for her because it seems she needs our prayers! It is great to see how forgiving The Duggar family is to the people who have done them wrong! They just don't talk the talk they walk the walk!

Adrienne Davis said...

Poor Amy... Ugh... This is the negative side to being in the public eye. Question: I had heard that they are going to change the name of the show to " 20 kids and counting". Is that true? I am looking forward to the new season.

Lucy said...

Horrible. Pray for the person who did that terrible thing. The things people think up and then follow through on. Foolish and low.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand people like this woman...if she has issues with the Duggars or doesn't agree with their beleifs of way of life all she has to do is NOT watch their show....the entire family are good people and do not need this nonsence.

Susana G.

Anonymous said...

Comfort to Amy in her time of distress.I am a 56 year old Jewish guy from Canada and enjoy your show
and find sadness, she has done no wrong and should be left alone and assumed innocent.
Honesty in addressing the issue is to be commended, but what does this have to do with your valid family values?
Shalom y'all.

Anonymous said...

Poor Amy! This is so awful for her and so unfair. Hang in there Amy!

Anonymous said...

oh good grief! really?

Anonymous said...

I love the Duggars!! Leave them alone! They are doing God's will for their life. It's not everyone's calling, so don't attack!! God does say go and multiply. I would be like the Duggars if I had money! Seriously!

Linda Bobo Reddoch said...

Bless Amy's heart. So sorry to hear that. Praying for healing and no bitterness.
Praying for protection as well.

MMolesy said...

Just off topic, i just visited the bates website and incase3 no one has given you the heads up yet, kelly had a son #19, Jeb Colton Bates weighing 7lbs 8 ounces.

kathie said...

AMy hang in there please leave the duggers family they are good people and Amy is good person. Tersea hunt leave the duggers family and Amy alone set in jail a whale and think what you have done your sick person.......

Anonymous said...

Oh, good grief, people. TLC airs all kinds of shows...they are not a religious channel. They air what people watch. To anyone gullible out there, look at the TLC lineup and you might be shocked at what airs on TLC. All of you are not God and jury. With a total of over 40 children between the Duggars and Bates, in years to come I am sure we are going to hear much more shocking things from their own children. Anyone that FORCES...absolutely FORCES...a baby to stay on a blanket....well....can we all say mind control all at the same time?

Anonymous said...

Oh...why is making an accusation against Amy that you don't know is true or false an attack on the Duggars? Why should everyone support Amy until the truth is known? What happened to the truth, you, I guess, Jim Baker followers?

Anonymous said...

People, you are already the jury and you don't know the facts yet. I hope if I ever get falsely accused of a crime that you are not on my jury because you have already proclaimed Amy innocent, although you do not know all the facts yet.

Anonymous said...

That's horrible. On a brighter note the Bates have posted on their blog about their 19th child his name is Jeb Colton Bates. He was born on February 1st at 4:05am. You can read the rest at http://gilbatesfamily.com/blog/

Brenda H. said...

REally I don't understand these people who have such a deep dislike of the Duggars and families who chose to live their lives according to their religious beliefs. Perphaps it is guilt over choices they have made in their lives. Who knows? I agree with Susana G-you don't like or agree with them then the choice is easy change the channel or turn the page!
Everyone leep the newest Bates baby Jeb Colton in your prayers he had a rough entry into the world-but I read he is doing well and they hope he will be home soon!
YAY a week from today the Duggars will be back!

Anonymous said...

at least they found the person who been doing it the duggar been though alot already, so this person just wants to put them though some more pain, i support amy and the family.

-brittani

1Corinth16.14 said...

1John 3:13
Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.

John 15:18-20
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.

1Corinth16.14 said...

1John 3:13
Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.

John 15:18-20
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.

Anonymous said...

If this woman is angry with the Branson entertainer then why is she going after the Duggars and the network?

Anonymous said...

OMG! The Duggars are such a nice family. Michelle and Jim Bob are very sweet loving parents!

Rose said...

First of all, I love the Duggars and all their family. They are the finest example of Christians I have ever seen. They don't just put their faith on for the cameras, they live it daily. Christians are not perfect but we are forgiven. And our sins are cast as far as the east is from the west.Worst case scenario...Amy has compromised her reputation. So? Do we kick a person when they are down or do we offer them a hand up with encouragement and prayer. I'am praying for you Amy and your parents, the Duggars and since the Bible commands us to pray for those who persecute us, I'm also praying for Theresa Hunt. Patience and endurance Duggar clan...the joy of the Lord is your strength.

Kay said...

Anonymous at 12:51 AM. From reading and hearing Michelle talk about how she does blanket training (others obviously do it their own ways) she does not do it with her babies. They don't start until the children are toddlers (15-18 months old). They practice for only 5 minutes at a time. She makes learning a game with a toy, lots of praise, and a little correction as needed rather than ignoring the child until he climbs off the blanket and then punishing him.
This is no more "forced" than learning to sit at the table at mealtime, to feed oneself with a spoon, or to keep one's clothes on ~ for those toddlers who are clothes escape-artists :-)

Lucy said...

I was thinking about this issue again and realize that this would not come up with the Duggar girls, but did with Amy. If someone took pictures,and says they are compromising, then really what could that be? It had to be in public.

What business does a 56 year old "friend" have begin with Amy with no one else around? That would give the appearance of evil. A 56 year old married man would wisely have his wife or someone else with him around a 25 year old woman such as Amy. If he's unmarried, then Amy is unwise and naive to be around him without someone else around with her.

Anonymous said...

Even IF anything did happen between them(and I'm not saying it even did), how is this any of that woman's business? Can you say STALKING, SLANDER,LIBEL? Couldn't the Duggar family file a counter suit?

Lily and Ellie said...

Hi Adrienne,

To our knowledge, TLC has not mentioned anything about changing the name of the show, but we will post it if they do.

~Lily and Ellie

Becca S. said...

That is so SAD. :(

--We will be praying that it will stop.



God Bless,
Becca Snead

Anonymous said...

Amy is not one of Jim Bobs kids, Amy lives differently , She has boyfriends, dresses different ,etc. So why try to black mail them ? They just lost a baby . I love watching the Duggars the only thing I don't like about them is how much the older daughters have to do .

kathie said...

michelle you are the best you have a very loving family and a loving home Jim bob you are very good father. Look people don't you have anything better to do leave this family alone please they just lost a child. God bless them lovily family..... kathie

Anonymous said...

Even if it were true, Christians are not perfect and people who are not Christians expect them to be. It really just shows their ignorance...they have nothing better to do than to wait for someone to fall and then pick them apart for it. I love watching the Duggars and I am sure they will handle this situation the way they handle everything, with patience and character.

Anonymous said...

@AnonymousThere is such a thing as a good testimony and reputation, and if the Duggars have had a good testimony for a good number of years, wouldn't it make sense that people like Teresa Hunt would try to destroy their reputation, because it doesn't make them look so bad. Noone is perfect, but there is also such a thing as a "good track record". Noone is perfect, but more than likely Teresa Hunt has wrecked her life, and she is jealous that there actually is someone that has not experienced the heartache that she brought on herself.

Anonymous said...

How could someone do that

Anonymous said...

Thank you anonymous!!!!!! Agreed

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