Just over a month after 19 Kids and Counting was canceled by TLC, Amy Duggar is speaking out about the Josh Duggar molestation scandal.
"I didn't know about it," Duggar's cousin told People of the shocking revelation that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's eldest child inappropriately touched young girls over 10 years ago as a teenager. "It took me by surprise."
The now-27-year-old reality star addressed the accusations in May, admitting, "Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling."
Less than two weeks later, two of Josh's sisters, Jessa and Jill, were revealed as victims of their brother's sexual misconduct.
"I was not part of it at all," she insists amid speculation that she, too, was one of the victims. "I wasn't anywhere near any of that."
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's niece also said the incident was kept secret from the rest of the family.
"I knew that he did go away for a little bit, but I didn't know why," she says of when Josh attended a counseling program in Arkansas.
Since the scandal first made headlines, the Duggar family has stood by Josh and defended the conservative star.
"Honestly, I don't even think about it," Duggar, who is busy planning her weddingto fiancé Dillon King, reveals, adding that the entire Duggar clan is expected to attend her I-do's, "I think we're all past it."
Meanwhile, Amy has been posting wedding updates on her Instagram page, most recently revealing that she and her hubby-to-be went to obtain their marriage license today. "On our way to get our license! Our marriage license that is...Life is sweet," she wrote.
Amy, who does not follow the same strict set of rules as her cousins, announced the nuptial news on Instagram and later shared her surprising engagement photos. "One of our three engagement photo looks was a mud fight," she told People. "It was kind of, not scandalous, but a little less what you'd expect from a Duggar."