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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Last night, Duck Dynasty star Jep Robertson made headlines when he admitted that he was molested by an older girl when he as a child.

The shocking admission came during an interview to promote Jep’s new book, The Good, The Bad, and the Grace of God: What Honesty and Pain Taught Us About Faith, Family and Forgiveness, which he wrote with his wife Jessica. It turns out that this child abuse admission is just one of the confessions that Jep made in the book about his past, which included addictions to both drugs and porn.

In the memoir, Jep admitted that when he was younger, he tried every drug that “anybody gave to me,” whether it was “a whipped cream can or a hit or LSD in some weed.” He revealed that “one of the dumbest things” he ever tried was something known as a “wet daddy,” which he describes as “a joint soaked in formaldehyde that had been stolen from a funeral home.”

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Jep later described a wild night from his freshman year of college in which he bumped into a friend from his brother’s Bible study class. The two went about “getting stone drunk” and “taking a whole lot of drugs” before Jep woke up in the morning “sprawled on the side of a gravel road” with no memory of how he got there or what had happened.

“I was cold, hungover, all skinned up with big bloody scratches, and lying on my back with one leg still hanging in the open door of my big green Chevy pickup truck,” he wrote adding, “It was like a black hole in my mind, and I hoped I hadn’t run over somebody or hit something.”

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Jessica also had a wild time in her younger days. Before marrying Jep, she had a a sexual relationship with her church’s twenty-something youth minister when she was just 17. She eventually married the minister, which came to a surprise to her children with Jep.

“The kids actually did not know that I was married before — and it’s something that we were going to share later on when they were a little more mature,” she exclusively told ET. “But I really felt like this was an opportunity to share with the world some of the struggles that I went through with that, and coming out through the grace of God. You know, coming out the other side, and meeting Jep, and turning my life around.”

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After Jessica and Jep married, they each calmed down a bit – that is until Jep’s addiction to porn nearly brought their marriage to an end. Jessica took her husband’s problem with porn very personally.

“He’d been struggling our whole marriage with an addiction to pornography,” she revealed. “I felt completely rejected. I’m not worthy of love, I thought. It was my worst nightmare coming true.”

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Now with their addictions in their past, Jessica and Jep are hoping to help others by telling their story.

What do you think about these revelations? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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