Who are Jill Duggar's children? Her husband Derick slams patriarch Jim Bob Duggar for his 'scare tactics'

Derick , 32, who left 'Counting On' in 2017, hinted at how his father-in-law Jim Bob, the Duggar family patriarch, uses 'scare tactics' to keep the Duggar siblings compliant


                            Who are Jill Duggar's children? Her husband Derick slams patriarch Jim Bob Duggar for his 'scare tactics'
Jill Duggar's husband, Derick Dillard, has been openly critical of his father-in-law (Instagram/ jillmdillard)

Jill Duggar's husband, Derick Dillard, has never shied away from expressing his disdain for his father-in-law Jim Bob Duggar. Or the fact that TLC continues to air ‘Counting On’ -- a spinoff of ‘19 Kids & Counting’. But since the arrest of his brother-in-law Josh Duggar on child pornography charges on April 29, Derick has become more active on social media. 

He has 'liked' a number of tweets demanding the cancellation of ‘Counting On’. He also alleges that his wife’s siblings may want to leave the reality series, but Jim reportedly uses “scare tactics” to “keep them complaint”.

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Some of the tweets liked by Derick are: “The Duggars need to be removed from TLC now. RIGHT NOW! This is beyond disgusting” and “Jim Bob keeps the children compliant thru financial/emotional abuse.”

 



 

 



 

 

The 32-year-old accountant, who earlier used to appear on ‘Counting On’ along with Jill, left the show in 2017. At the time, Jill said that their “family goals that we had for ourselves didn't align with what we found out.”

Former television personality on '19 Kids And Counting' Josh Duggar after his arrest on April 29, 2021 in Fayetteville, Arkansas (Getty Images)

Derick also alleged numerous times that Jim was the only person who controlled all the money coming from the show. This week, he tweeted, “Again, I’m only sharing what’s relevant to our story. It seemed the justification was that if you didn’t need the money to survive, then you didn’t need to be paid — you were “greedy” if you wanted compensation. But, we were told we had to participate because of the show’s name.”

 



 



 

Not just that, Derick, who is also a law student, replied to a Twitter user, saying: “How do you know they’re not trying to leave? They didn’t know what we knew when we knew it.  As I’ve said before, we were told to not talk to the others about what we learned. And based on our history, I don’t know what scare tactics are used on the others to keep them compliant.”

 



 

“We pushed back for a long time & pretended like there was nothing wrong on the outside before we finally got to the place where we quit. Everyone has their own context, including timeline, incentives, fears/threats, information, etc. that they must operate within," he said in another tweet. He added a follow-up tweet, saying, "...so it will play out and look different as each individual behaves & responds differently within their unique context. My main message at this point is just for people to evaluate critically and not just assume things are as they appear on the surface. Thank you.”



 



 

Earlier, in July 2020, Derick had tried to send out the same message when he shared, “[The show] still under his control. And he will attack the victims if they threaten his show. We were humiliated and threatened when we first tried to not film. Now it’s not dependent on us anymore to keep the show going because more kids got married, so it's more OK if we quit.” He continued, “Jeff Epstein already showed us that if you have enough money, power, and influence, you can get away with anything. Sadly, it doesn’t stop with him. There are many more stories in this world that are not too different, existing in a culture where it can still thrive.”

Not just Jim Bob. Derick also has issues with TLC. When a social media user said, “If you cancel one show cancel all. Why should Jessa and Ben or John an abbie suffer. That's my point Josh and his parents have nothing to do with the other kids. Leave their show alone. Josh was already removed from the original show. Counting on doesn't even talk about him,” he responded: “It’s the parents’ show, you know that, right? Then why was 19K&C cancelled if it wasn’t related to them?”



 



 



 

Replying to a tweet that read, “I get your point. To me it seemed to be a rebranding. Early on you saw very little of JB and Michelle and little by little they were getting more air time. The focus should have been on the older kids and leave the parents out of it.” Derick noted: “Yes, that’s exactly what they called it — a rebranding.  Same business structure as 19K&C (I.e., one person makes the decisions for all and one person got paid) but it would be “rebranded” to make people think it was different. We pushed back often, and we were threatened often.”



 



 

Who are Jill Duggar and husband Derick Dillard's kids?

On the other hand, Jill seems to not want to involve herself in the high voltage drama of her family and community. But on May 2, she also shared a picture of coffee and wrote: “We were reminded this morning in church about how important community is! I think I’ve brought this up before, but I’ve literally prayed for good community!! We need others for support, prayer...people to do life with and so much more!” Her next post was related to her kids -- Israel David Dillard and Samuel Scott Dillard. Sharing the photo of the children, she said in the caption, “Brothers & muddy puddles = the best play day!”



 

Jill and Derick are the proud parents of two sons. After exchanging vows with Derick in 2014, the 29-year-old gave birth to her firstborn in 2015 while the younger one was welcomed in 2017. In a Q&A, titled ‘Babies, Pants, Nose Ring, Tattoos & Faith!’, posted on YouTube in September 2020, Jill said, “We would love more kids if God chooses to give us more,” before adding, “Derick’s mom was adopted, so adoption has always had a special place in our heart. But we’ll see.”



 

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