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Josh Duggar linked to Ashley Madison account

By Wade Sheridan
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Josh Duggar linked to Ashley Madison account
The dating website which helps users have an affair and was hacked in July. The vigilante hackers have reportedly released the user date of over 32 million people.Image courtesy of AshleyMadison.com

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Josh Duggar of 19 Kids & Counting fame has been linked to having a paid account on extramarital dating site Ashley Madison.

The website, which helps married users find others for affairs, was hacked in July by vigilante protesters of the site's leaver's fee, which deletes all the data of those wising to depart the service.

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On Tuesday, the hackers released 9.7 gigabytes of user data they had acquired including credit card information, account details and usernames of at least 32 million Ashley Madison customers, including what appears to be reality star Josh Duggar.

According to Gawker, Duggar appears to have spent close to $1,000 for two subscriptions on AshleyMadison.com. The site, while combing through the leaked data, found a credit card in the name of Joshua Duggar linked the the home address of Duggar family grandma Mary. The card was used to pay for two subscriptions between February 2013 and May 2015.

Duggar is already in hot water after it was discovered back in May that the husband and father of four had molested five underage girls including his sisters Jill and Jessa Duggar when he was a teenager. That lead to TLC canceling 19 Kids & Counting after running for 10 seasons. Duggar also subsequently resigned from his position as the executive director of the conservative lobbying group Family Research Council.

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Jill and Jessa Duggar will next be seen in the TLC child abuse documentary Breaking the Silence set to air commercial free August 30.

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