Things just seem to be going from bad to worse for the Duggar family these days. Ever since news broke that Josh Duggar sexually molested four of his sisters and a babysitter when he was a teenager back in 2002 and 2003, the family has been on a downhill slide. This time around there's a new rumor that says the Duggars might be going broke, now that their popular reality show, 19 Kids & Counting, has been yanked from the air.
According to OK! Magazine on Tuesday, the Duggars are facing up to $25 million in losses now that the TLC paychecks aren't coming in anymore. And since they have so many mouths to feed, parents Jim Bob and Michelle might have a hard time making ends meet.
The site says that the family was making $45,000 per episode. But because of their tarnished image, all thanks to Josh's sexual abuse scandal, they'll also be losing opportunities that include endorsement deals, sponsorships, speaking engagements and royalties.
According to Life & Style Weekly on Monday, no one wants to be associated with the Duggar family anymore.
"With the show, royalties, sponsorships and speaking engagements ending, the Duggars could be losing $25 million or more a year," branding expert and Strategic Vision CEO David Johnson, told the site.
He added, "Josh is so radioactive right now, no one's going to touch him. The stigma is on all of them because there are so many questions left about what they really do know - and if they are hiding any more secrets."
There are also rumors that say the Duggars are looking for another network to call home for their reality show after TLC finally gave them the axe earlier this month.