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It’s been almost two years since the public learned that Josh Duggar molested five young girls – four of whom were his sisters – while he was still living under his parents’ roof.
And in that time, Josh’s life has completely turned upside-down.
Josh has gone from reality star and high-powered lobbyist to used car lot attendant.
He no longer lives in the same town as his parents or worships at the same church.
In fact, about the only thing that’s remained constant in Josh’s life is his relationship with his long-suffering wife Anna.
Sources say that despite the fact that Anna has had every reason to divorce Josh, she remains steadfastly loyal to her disgraced husband.
Not only that, Josh is still the one who makes the rules in the relationship, and it’s Anna who is allowed little to no privacy.
According to one insider, one of the conditions of Anna being permitted to use Instagram and other social media platforms is that she hand over all of her passwords to Josh.
Yes, despite the fact that he never creates posts of his own, Josh reportedly has full access to Anna’s accounts.
We imagine he reads some pretty scathing messages from Anna fans who are critical of his past behavior.
And that’s just the beginning of Josh’s dictatorial control over his wife’s behavior.
Those who know the couple best say Anna is not allowed access to Josh’s money and must ask his permission before making any kind of purchase.
Duggar women aren’t allowed to hold jobs, but they are typically granted an allowance by their husbands.
Sources say that’s not the case with Anna, who isn’t even allowed to go grocery shopping without Josh’s say-so.
The most shocking rule that Anna is forced to follow, however, has to do with her interactions with the opposite sex.
Insiders claim that Anna is not allowed to converse with men outside of her extended family.
She is reportedly permitted to speak with Josh’s father and brothers, and that’s it.
Ironically, it seems this rule went into effect after Josh was caught cheating on his wife using the Ashley Madison dating website.
The situation is shocking, but it makes perfect sense, given the strictly patriarchal world in which the Duggars live.
Fans have urged Anna to run for the hills, but it seems that’s the last thing on her mind these days.
It’s easy for those of us on the outside to offer counsel, but it’s important to bear in mind that for Anna and her sisters-in-law, this is the only world they’ve ever known.
Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.
Karen McDougal really wants to tell the world about Donald Trump’s penis.
Or, to be more specific and gross, about where Donald Trump’s penis once was in relation to her vagina.
As previously reported, McDougal is a former Playboy centerfold who claims she carried on a nine-month affair with Trump between 2006 and 2007.
But she also claims she was forced to sign a legal agreement many years ago that barred her from speaking openly about this relationship…
… and now she’s suing to have it overturned.
McDougal filed her legal documents in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, reports The New York Daily News.
She’s taking aim in them at The National Enquirer’s parent company, American Media Inc., alleging it paid her $ 150,000 for the story of her affair with the now-President — only to never publish it.
The agreement McDougal supposedly signed in 2016 did not require the Enquirer to publish her allegation, but it effectively muted McDougal on the matter, she states.
However, an attorney for American Media Inc. says this simply isn’t true.
Cameron Stracher tells The Daily News that McDougal is “already free to respond to press inquiries. That’s been true since 2016.”
(For the record, this is a different woman alleging to have had an affair with Trump and then claiming she was paid to keep it quiet.
You can go read about the other woman making this same claim, Stormy Daniels, HERE.)
But McDougal disagrees.
“AMI lied to me, made empty promises, and repeatedly intimidated and manipulated me,” McDougal said in a statement, adding:
“I just want the opportunity to set the record straight and move on with my life, free from this company, its executives, and its lawyers.”
The brunette earned Playmate of the Year in 1998, a distinction that followed many years of taking her clothes off for that famous magazine.
She also once dated Bruce Willis. But anyway…
Reads an except from the lawsuit:
“For several years, Ms. McDougal led a ‘Hollywood’ life, attending events and parties as both honored guest and hostess. During that time, Ms. McDougal had a 10-month relationship with Mr. Trump.”
The ex-centerfold did not go public with this past romance, but was exposed by Playboy Playmate Carrie Stevens in a series of tweets in May of 2016.
Convinced news of the extramarital dalliance would come out in full, McDougal hired entertainment lawyer Keith Davidson, who she says “assured her that the rights to publish her story were worth millions.”
But these new legal documents make an unusual assertion:
“Unknown to Ms. McDougal, Mr. Davidson was working closely with representatives for Mr. Trump while pretending to advocate on her behalf.”
McDougal allegedly received her $ 150,000 payment in exchange for a deal that did NOT include coverage of her Trump affair; but which did allow her to wrote multiple fitness articles for American Media.
It was basically a quid pro quo:
Here, Karen, take this money and stay quiet about the affair… and we’ll help boost your career by giving you a few bylines.
So this was not hush money, exactly, then?
Write The Daily News:
Even after her agreement was amended to say she could “respond to legitimate press inquiriers regarding the facts of her alleged relationship with Donald Trump,” it still said she could be on the hook for $ 150,000 in liquidated damages if she gave interviews “without prior written consent.”
It’s all a bit confusing, but the bottom line is that Karen McDougal wants to tell the world about sex with Donald Trump while he was still married.
She believes she is legally unable to do so and wants to change that.
Says her current lawyer, Peter Stris, in a statement:
“A quarter billion dollar company posing as a media organization systemically intimidated and silenced Karen McDougal in order to achieve its political and financial ends, and she will no longer be quiet.
“Through efforts including the collusion of her own lawyer, AMI has consistently deceived and manipulated Mr. McDougal through an illegitimate contract.”
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Though fans have come to strongly suspect that Anfisa Arkhipchenko and Jorge Nava are still together, the couple hasn't actually verbally confirmed things, one way or the other.
The controversial 90 Day Fiance couple has finally sat down to clear the air, in the video that you'll see below.
What brought this on? Well, largely, the fact that Jorge Nava was arrested.
Yes, the couple confirms the reports of Jorge's arrest.
They caution fans against reading unverified accounts of the nature of his arrest (he reportedly had a massive amount of marijuana while in a state where it's illegal), but Jorge himself cannot really confirm much of the story.
"The only thing I can confirm is that I was arrested on Feb. 7, and I was bailed out by my wife two days later."
Obviously, talking about the charges against him could come back to bite him in court.
"Other than that, due to the delicate nature of my case… I can’t talk about the details until all of this is over"
Honestly, being leery of unverified reports is good advice for anyone.
Anfisa then mentions that a number of commenters had asked about her green card status and how it might be impacted.
Jorge clarifies that no, the arrest of one's American spouse does not somehow nullify someone's marriage or green card status.
Anfisa then says "Sorry, haters" and looks pleased as punch.
Seriously — love Anfisa or hate her, but look at the expression on her face here. It's great.
It's smug satisfaction, folks. This isn't the first time that Anfisa has told her haters to eat it.
These two also want to resolve relationship questions.
Before they actually speak about it, they share an on-camera kiss.
Actually, three on-camera kisses.
After the first one, Anfisa gives Jorge a weird look, pinches his nose, and then kisses him again. (The third kiss is at the end)
We don't know what that's about. Like everything else about this relationship, it leaves us with questions.
But yes, they really kiss. If you can't wait for the video below, here's the proof.
Anfisa speaks up about their marriage:
"Some time ago I made a post on my Instagram saying that I would like to keep my personal life private."
Which, though an odd choice for a reality star, is totally her right.
"But due to the crazy amount of speculation that’s going on, I just decided that it’s better to share with you that we’re still together, obviously."
Not just still married, but still together.
Anfisa then goes on to elaborate about their relationship.
"We’ve never really broken up. Yes, we had our fights just like any other couple, but we’re working through it."
That sounds healthy enough.
"You know, everybody fights. Everybody is crazy. But that's how relationships are."
That is … not quite accurate. Not every relationship has fights like theirs. Not every relationship has fights, period.
"All relationships are different. And if your relationship is different from ours, it doesn't give you the right to judge us or insult us in any way."
Well, no, they shouldn't be insulted for having a different relationship. But at times, their relationship has seemed toxic. Some fans would argue that it's fair for them to be judged.
Here's the video itself:
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