Former "19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar, who has been at the center of a sexual misconduct scandal, shared photos on social media Sunday of his newborn daughter.
"Announcing the arrival of Meredith Grace Duggar! 7lbs 14 ozs, 20-1/2in – Anna and Meredith are resting & doing well!" he tweeted Sunday, along with a photo that shows him and his wife, Anna, with the baby. Meredith is the couple's fourth child.
Duggar, 27, made headlines in May after reports surfaced that he had been accused of "inappropriately touching" five girls, including his sisters, when he was a teenager. TLC stopped airing episodes of his family's reality TV series and eventually canceled the show last week.
"Over these past weeks, TLC has consulted regularly with leading victims' rights and advocacy organizations in the U.S., including RAINN and Darkness to Light, to discuss how to use this moment to address the issue and make a positive impact," the network said in a statement. "Unfortunately, child sexual abuse is not an isolated issue; it affects many children and families around the world. To that end, we are partnering with both organizations on a multi-platform campaign to raise awareness and educate parents and families about the issue. In the first phase of this initiative, TLC will work closely with both groups and with the Duggar family on a one-hour documentary that will include Jill and Jessa and other survivors and families that have been affected by abuse."
The Duggars released their own statement, saying, "It is our prayer that the painful situation our family went through many years ago can point people toward faith in God and help others who also have lived through similar dark situations to find help, hope and healing, as well."
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