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mango_fandango

Oh Jesus, why did I open that link? That's disgusting. When we hear of child porn cases over here in Britain we rarely, if ever, learn of the details of the pictures.

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Arrowoftruth
Oh Jesus, why did I open that link? That's disgusting. When we hear of child porn cases over here in Britain we rarely, if ever, learn of the details of the pictures.

This is my first time hearing details as well. I didn't even finish the article. Just posted the link incas anyone wanted proof of the arrest.

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Four is Enough

Oddly, the arrest was made in 2011.

According to North Carolina court documents exclusively obtained by Radar, 19 Kids editor WilliamBlankinship, 60, was arrested on October 21, 2011 on ten felony counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a child

ETA quote and to wonder... is this a real site? Name is misspelled, among other things.

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Palimpsest

The story is real, unfortunately, and old news. It hit the headlines back in 2011. Here is another source but there are plenty to chose among: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/j ... ted-255703

Blankenship was a subcontractor for Figure 8 Films and worked on several productions involving children.

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Rescinded and Mended

I am so sorry I opened the article to read it. How awful for those poor children. :cry:

On a personal note, if this current trend keeps up, TLC won't have any shows left.

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batuityma
Oddly, the arrest was made in 2011.

ETA quote and to wonder... is this a real site? Name is misspelled, among other things.

That site is quoting this radar online article:

http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/n ... rnography/

In the full article is says the guy was facing 63 years in prison but took a plea deal and only got 25-39 months! The system is so fucked up! These are the type of people who have very little chance of rehabilitation. They need to be locked up and throw away the fucking key!

Sorry for the strong language but I was sexually molested at ages 4-5 by a next door neighbor. I have extremely strong feelings about these things. I'm pretty riled up after reading that. I'm not used to articles being so explicit about details either. I was warned, but I read it anyway.I wish I hadn't

Also noticed the arrest was 2011. Obviously radar felt like it was relevant to report now because of the Duggar scandal. There is so much shit like this that you don't hear about because it doesn't involve a celebrity or isn't a "timely story". It's just so sickening how prevent this stuff is in our society, Most people have no clue.

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doggie

that guy is some serious fucked up. but this is the 4 pervert the duggers are associated with that we know of. how is that not telling us something?

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DuggarsTheEndIsNear

This is why I will NEVER EVER put my children on a reality show. I mean, it's one thing if my future children are actors because they're not going to be filmed in compromising situations when they're children, and I can be with them at all times when they're on set to help protect them. But never reality TV. Never. There are no boundaries in reality TV, and you never know when you're child is going to be in a compromising position. And then you get people who are more than happy to take advantage of their vulnerability (like Scott, who thought it was more than acceptable to film Josie when she had an accident because "why not?") and then that vulnerability gets to someone who can spend hours watching it. Hell to the fucking no. Not on your life. Never.

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morri

Disgusting. Poor kids. and what was it about that puppy that got killed? they should put an end to this channel...

and what was the guy sentenced for?

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imjustasteph

TLC released a statement at the time saying he wasn't a direct employee and wasn't in any contact with the 'talent' (their word, not mine). Instead, he was the employee of a company that contracted editing services -- so he would have basically recieved unedited footage and made it ready for publishing.

It doesn't sound like he was actually in any connection or contact with the Duggars at all.

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apandaaries

TLC's molestation special should have just taken a serious turn, if they really want to turn the network around. There are just a clusterfuck of horrible, terrible situations that the network has been involved in. They have helped to fund numerous predators who abuse or have abused children -- and exploit them, too, but TLC is all about that, just in a slightly cleaned up manner. Even if it's a degree or two removed, they need a better vetting process.

Abominable details in that article. Way too much to read.

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anjulibai

My husband once joked that TLC now stands for "Terrified Little Children".

It's not as funny anymore.

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Walking Cat Bed

Do they scan the sex offender registries to find employees??? Jesus H. Roosevelt.

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TheJewAmongUs
He was also the editor for Jon and Kate plus 8.

I remember at the time this story broke there had recently been an episode of the kids taking baths with a shot of a kid blurred. Of course, this was before it came out that he hadn't worked on the show in a few years. But still, how many times were those kids changed, bathed and potty trained on camera?

I think aside from the headline and first paragraph the Radar article makes it clear that this is not a new scandal. But then the articles that quote it are sensationalizing this to make it seem like a new revelation that should somehow scandalize the Duggars again or that it has anything to do with the Josh revelation, which it doesn't. A coincidence does not a conspiracy make.

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I cannot get over how descriptive that article was. It really was not necessary. Too bad I can't un-read it.

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ILoveJellybeans

WHY THE FUCK DID THEY NEED TO BE SO FUCKING GRAPHIC, AAARRRRGGGHHHHH!!!!! :ew: :ew: :ew:

And honestly it does not surprise me. TLC seems to be infested with perverts.

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princessmahina

Are there shows on TLC that aren't tainted by violence or sexual abuse? Perhaps it's time to abolish the network- or, failing that, revert to what it started out as.

ETA: WHY THE HELL WAS IT SO GRAPHIC??!! That seriously needs some kind of warning before people read all the way down.

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RosyDaisy
that guy is some serious fucked up. but this is the 4 pervert the duggers are associated with that we know of. how is that not telling us something?

It's telling us a hell of a lot. It tells us that somebody at TLC knew about the molestations, and the victim count may be a lot higher for both Josh and this other scum. I think the whole story is much, much worse than anyone realizes.

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silverspoons

For anyone that followed the Kate Gosselin drama this arrest was a huge deal. Kate denied ever meeting Bill and refused to comment. Jon was pissed off and admitted they had met Bill and was freaked out about a man sitting and editing and watching hours of his kids potty training and bathing. Kate silenced Jon's efforts but it did help bring in some advocates for the Gosselin's kids that eventually helped get kids on reality tv more rights.

Bill edited many TLC shows with kids, Kate, 19 kids, Sister wives and table for 12. There was an episode that Kate had visited where their show was edited (that is how she was caught in her lie). Didn't the Duggars visit the same place? Maybe on the episode where they visited the bat factory or Jim Bob riding the ice machine? I know it was on a bus trip they took back east way before the courtships so a few years ago.

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16strong

It's telling us a hell of a lot. It tells us that somebody at TLC knew about the molestations, and the victim count may be a lot higher for both Josh and this other scum. I think the whole story is much, much worse than anyone realizes.

I agree. I am still disturbed by the way Jinger broke down at Jessa's rehearsal dinner. I think those kids have been exposed to many, many seedy people. There are so many of them, they're always running wild, and J'chelle always appears to be checked out. Even if those three things were in check, it would still be impossible to keep a head count 24/7 (much less at all), especially when visitors are over. Their house is a revolving door with probably thousands (maybe tens?) of visitors to date, and I would be shocked if nothing (other than the Josh incidents) has happened.

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ADoyle90815
WHY THE FUCK DID THEY NEED TO BE SO FUCKING GRAPHIC, AAARRRRGGGHHHHH!!!!! :ew: :ew: :ew:

And honestly it does not surprise me. TLC seems to be infested with perverts.

It's disgusting that TLC has become infested with perverts, and I do think we haven't seen the worst of what has been going on with TLC and its shows.

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I think it's slightly more than coincidental. Perverts get jobs that allow them access to children; if you work in tv and you're a pedo, chances are you're going to try for a production involving kids.

And seconded, re the graphic details in that article. All they had to mention was the fact that the media was of children, sex acts, adults. That was all anyone needed. Fuck.

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