The Duggar sisters announced their intent to sue In Touch Weekly and the City of Springdale over the 2015 scandal that wreaked havoc on their lives. It was then that it was revealed that Josh Duggar had molested his sisters and a family friend almost a decade prior to the story breaking. He was reportedly counseled for his actions, but he was never formerly charged with a crime. Because Duggar and his sisters were minors at the time the report was taken, the names should have never been revealed and the entire case should have been sealed.

Cashing in on misfortune

Jill Dillard, Jessa Seewald, Jinger Vuolo, and Joy-Anna Duggar are suing several entities over the release of their names regarding an incident that occurred with their oldest brother, Josh Duggar. In May 2015, it was revealed that the four sisters and a family friend were touched inappropriately by the oldest Duggar sibling. This opened up a can of worms for the entire family, causing their show, "19 Kids and Counting" to be canceled by the TLC network. There were rumors of some bad things happening within the family but no one knew just what really happened until In Touch Weekly broke the story. From then on, it was a downhill slope.

It is unclear what the outcome of the lawsuit filed by the Duggar sisters will get them, but one thing remains certain; the release of victim's names should have never happened.

While the people being sued are sticking to their guns that no illegal activity happened, the Duggars are looking to cash in nearly two years later. A lot has happened since the names were revealed to the public, most of it causing a lot of heartache for the whole family.

Springdale releases a statement

Just a few days after the news of a lawsuit went public, the city of Springdale has released a statement vowing their innocence.

According to the full statement provided by Starcasm, they believe everything that happened was legal. There were no laws broken and it reiterated that another similar lawsuit was previously won by them. The Duggar sisters are going forward with suing everyone mentioned in the document, with Jill Dillard tweeting about the recently filed lawsuit.

The girls are using this as a triumph over tragedy scenario, and some disagree with their intentions.

Right now, it is unclear how long the lawsuit will drag on and the dates surrounding it are also unknown. When this does go to court, it could be game-changing for tabloids that report things without much fact-checking.