TLC to air documentary on child sexual abuse after canceling ’19 Kids and Counting’

A photo of the Duggars from TLC’s reality show “19 Kids and Counting.”
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NEW YORK — It has been less than a month since TLC officially canceled ’19 Kids and Counting,’ and the network has announced it will be airing a documentary about child sexual abuse.

The one-hour documentary, called ‘Breaking the Silence,’ is set to air on Aug. 30.

It will focus on “the challenging journey faced by those affected by child sexual abuse, as well as offer useful information where people can turn for help,” according to a press release.

To properly address the issue, TLC teamed up with RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, as well as Darkness to Light, a nonprofit organization that aims to prevent child sexual abuse.

According to Mashable, the documentary will feature abuse experts, as well as give viewers a look into Jill and Jessa Duggar’s prevention training with Darkness and Light. (Jill and Jessa were among their brother’s victims.)

News broke in May that Josh Duggar, the eldest of the Duggar children, had molested five girls – four of them being his own sisters – when he was between the ages of 14 and 15.

Josh admitted that his actions were “inexcusable,” and TLC pulled the show just less than two months later.


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