A federal judge in Fayetteville Thursday dismissed Josh Duggar’s invasion of privacy lawsuit against In Touch Weekly for its article that revealed he’d been investigated for molesting his younger sisters.

The article was accurate and, even if it was based on material that should not have been released by local officials, the publisher of the weekly can’t be held responsible for that, Judge Timothy Brooks ruled.


The sisters’ separate lawsuit continues, but remaining as defendants are only three individual city and county officials who contend they are immune from lawsuit for acting in their official capacity.