Jim Bob Duggar, 58, and Michelle Duggar, 56, have responded to their daughter Jill Duggar Dillard, 32, accusing her father of treating her “worse” than her “pedophile brother” Josh Duggar, in a brand new e book, Counting the Solid. The mother and father, whose large household has been featured on the truth present, 19 Youngsters and Counting, launched an announcement to PEOPLE that defined they “love” all of their children however don’t imagine “conflicts” needs to be dealt with in “a public forum.”
“We love all of our children very much. As with any family, few things are more painful than conflicts or problems among those you love. … .” they wrote within the assertion. “We do not believe the best way to resolve conflicts, facilitate forgiveness and reconciliation, or to communicate through difficulties is through the media or in a public forum so we will not comment.”
The assertion comes after Jill, who married Derick Dillard in 2014, accused Jim Bob of monetary improprieties in how he shared (or didn’t share) cash from 19 Youngsters and Counting along with his fellow members of the family, although their lives have been all documented on display screen. Her new memoir additionally mentions Josh, who molested her and a number of other of her siblings once they have been youthful, and is now serving greater than 12 years in jail on fees of downloading and possessing photographs of kid intercourse abuse. One surprising excerpt talks a couple of heated assembly she and Derick had with each of her mother and father, which included a mediator, and he or she recalled among the issues she instructed her dad on the time.
“You think I’m some kind of horrible person just because I wear pants and have a nose ring … I’m evolving and changing … ,” she instructed Jim Bob in the course of the assembly. “You treat me like I’m a prodigal who’s turned her back on you. You treat me worse than you treat my pedophile brother.”
Earlier than issues acquired even worse, Jill went on to inform her mother and father that she needed “to restore family relationships very soon” and “have a good discussion” about “hurtful things” that occurred between them. Jim Bob, nonetheless was apparently very offended at her. “He was sitting very still, lips tight, eyes locked in a scowl that had been sculpted out of rock,” Jill additional wrote about her father’s expression when he introduced up a letter she and Derick despatched, which Michelle referred to as “the most disrespectful thing I’ve ever read.”
“I knew she was right, that she was speaking the truth. I didn’t know exactly how I’d messed up, but I knew that I had,” Jill added. “I’d hurt her and Pops, and that was never my intention.”
Jill’s memoir, Counting the Solid, is ready to be launched on Sept. 12.