It has been three years since former 19 Kids & Counting star Josh Duggar confessed to sexually molesting five young girls – including four of his sisters – when he was a teenager. And now, his sister Jill Duggar, one of his victims, is opening up about the scandal after her haters slammed her latest Instagram post.
Jill’s latest post has stirred up quite the controversy. The mom-of-two posted a picture of a list of sixteen things to pray for your children. Most of the items on the list were pretty normal-ish, including praying for your child’s future mate, praying that God would keep them from evil and they would stand up for what is right.
But, it was the last item on the list that caused a stir – pray that our boys would be glad to be boys and our girls glad to be girls.
Due to the fact that her husband Derick Dillard has gone on multiple transphobic and homophobic Twitter rants that led to TLC firing him from Counting On, fans couldn’t believe Jill would share something that appears to be anti-transgender.
The negative comments from the haters came quickly, including one that wrote, “but it’s ok to be a homophobic, cheating child molester who is literally making money from having their family on a reality show.”
Jill replied by writing that she never said those actions were OK. This isn’t the first time she has talked about her brother’s shocking behavior. After the scandal broke, she cried in front of TLC cameras when talking about her suffering as a victim of sexual abuse.
She said that everyone makes their own decisions and choices, but they aren’t the only ones who suffer the consequences. Everyone else around them suffers, too.
When Jill and her sister Jessa sat down for an interview with Megyn Kelly about the scandal back in 2015, neither of them knew about Josh’s cheating. She says that she still would have told the truth about what happened, but it wasn’t right for him to let her and Jessa speak their words without knowing about what he was hiding. She explained that she already had closure about what happened to her in the past, but it was difficult to come to grips with her brother’s present-day cheating.
In addition to Josh molesting five young girls, he also confessed to cheating on his wife, Anna, using websites like the infidelity-promoting Ashley Madison. Stripper and porn star Danica Dillon sad that Josh cheated with her on two separate occasions, and they both occurred when Anna was pregnant with the couple’s fourth child.
Friday we traveled 436 miles to reach Waco and had a wonderful visit at the Silos! Our kids had fun playing corn toss with dad, while mom went shopping! A group of us had an amazing lunch at Magnolia Table. After lunch was finished, Mason was ready for a nap and mom was ready for coffee (a mom’s nap in cup!). Thanks Chip & Joanna for your investment in Waco… our family made many special memories! #Waco
Dillon revealed that Josh walked into the Gold Club like a normal patron and told her he had been a fan of hers for a long time, but things quickly got “creepy.” After watching her show and “eyeballing” her, he paid for $600 in private dances and asked how much he would have to spend for an evening with her. She then says Josh got extremely violent with her during intercourse, did not use protection, and gave her thousands of dollars after their encounters. She called the experience “traumatic” and “terrifying.”
Josh and Jill Duggar’s siblings will return to TLC later this summer in new episodes of Counting On.