Jill Duggar, 32, revealed that her dad Jim Bob, 58, threatened to decrease her inheritance amid battles over her contract in 2018 in her new memoir Counting the Value. She revealed that she and her husband Derrick Dillard, 34, obtained an e-mail from her dad the place he tried to “to settle this once and for all,” the place he defined “costs” that Jill and Derrick had accrued as they tried to get the cash they have been owed for showing in 19 Youngsters And Counting and its spin-offs.
Jill revealed that within the e-mail, Jim Bob defined that she would “receive 1/19th of everything we own that is set up in a trust for you kids,” when he and his spouse Michelle, 56, die, however mentioned which may not be the case if she stored up her contract struggle. “If you attack us, probably your inheritance will be lowered significantly. I love you, but I am grieved by the disrespect and the accusations that continue,” he wrote, in line with Jill.
She mentioned her dad made her a “one-time offer” of $20,000, but when they didn’t reply inside a sure timeframe the “amount will be zero.” She revealed that the e-mail “set us back a long way” of their relationship, and he or she defined that it was heartbreaking. “It felt cold. It felt brutal. It hurt,” she mentioned.
The Dillards ultimately employed a lawyer to attempt to get a replica of the 2014 contract that Jill signed in relation to Mad Household Inc. Jill mentioned that Jim Bob “went ballistic” and tried to get the couple to settle, each on his personal and by asking his different youngsters to get in contact with them. Ultimately, Jill and Derrick received $175,000.
Whereas the couple have been in El Salvador doing Mission Work, Jill was instructed that she was “contractually” required to journey to take promo images for TLC. Whereas the pair refused, Jim Bob allegedly tried to guilt them into returning by saying that Jill can be sued. He additionally apparently instructed Derrick that he was “failing his family and leading them down a path of destruction” for violating the contract.
When it will definitely got here time for the household to signal a brand new contract with Mad Household, Jim Bob instructed them that they’d every get $80,000 for signing. Derrick confronted his father-in-law in regards to the 2014 contract, and the Duggar patriarch ultimately apologized. “I’m sorry for making her agree to something she wasn’t obligated to,” he instructed them each.