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 Forged. The mother and father, whose massive household has been featured on the fact present, 19 Children and Counting, launched an announcement to PEOPLE that defined they “love” all of their children however don’t consider “conflicts” must be dealt with in “a public discussion board.”
“We love all of our youngsters very a lot. As with all household, few issues are extra painful than conflicts or issues amongst these you like. … .” they wrote within the assertion. “We don’t consider one of the best ways to resolve conflicts, facilitate forgiveness and reconciliation, or to speak by way of difficulties is thru the media or in a public discussion board so we is not going to remark.”
The assertion comes after Jill, who married Derick Dillard in 2014, accused Jim Bob of economic improprieties in how he shared (or did not share) cash from 19 Children and Counting along with his fellow relations, although their lives had been all documented on display. Her new memoir additionally mentions Josh, who molested her and several other of her siblings once they had 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 she or he recalled a few of the issues she instructed her dad on the time.
“You suppose I’m some sort of horrible individual simply because I put on pants and have a nostril ring … I’m evolving and altering … ,” she instructed Jim Bob in the course of the assembly. “You deal with me like I’m a prodigal who’s turned her again on you. You deal with me worse than you deal with my pedophile brother.”
Earlier than issues received even worse, Jill went on to inform her mother and father that she wished “to restore household relationships very quickly” and “have an excellent dialogue” about “hurtful issues” that occurred between them. Jim Bob, nevertheless was apparently very indignant at her. “He was sitting very nonetheless, 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 known as “probably the most disrespectful factor I’ve ever learn.”
“I knew she was proper, that she was talking the reality. I didn’t know precisely how I’d tousled, however I knew that I had,” Jill added. “I’d harm her and Pops, and that was by no means my intention.”
Jill’s memoir, Counting the Forged, is about to be launched on Sept. 12.