It’s no secret that Derick and Jill are at odds with the Duggar clan. In fact, a while ago the father of two shared that he and his wife were not allowed on the property unless Jim Bob was present and gave the okay. Derick also claims that Jim Bob told the family they were not being paid for appearing on ‘Counting On’. The family assumed that the show was ministry, and Jim Bob was just reimbursed for gas and expense.
Someone on Reddit snagged a photo of the exchange. This prompted fans to pressure Derick for more answers, and he claims the only person who is signed and making money is Jim Bob, which means any money made is given to JB.
JB and his wife have not publicly noted Derick’s accusations, but the other children, who remain dependent upon JB for their funds, are running around doing damage control. Well, that’s what it looks like, especially for Jessa Duggar.
Jessa has recently moved to YouTube, posting all sorts of tutorials and about her family. However, she posted a video on Apirl 6 that dealt with her father. It was 52 minutes long. She also posted a caption on Instagram regarding the video.
That caption reads: “During this time of quarantine we’re missing family so much! But it’s been a good time to slow down and reflect. I’ve been looking through old family pictures and thinking back on my childhood.”
The caption continues:
“As I’m raising my own kids now, I look back on my growing up years and I’m so grateful to God for the parents he blessed me with. This is the fruit of those reflections.
This one focuses on my Dad. Part 2 will be “Mom” (though she’s such an amazing woman that I could easily turn that into a mini-series!). Love these people more than words can describe, and I’m so thankful to call them my parents!
Click the link in my bio to watch!
The video focused on memories that Jessa considered her ‘favorites’ about her father. She talked about her childhood, what he taught her, and more. Normally such a video would be sweet, if Derick was not telling the dirty laundry. Some fans think JB put Jessa up to posting the video, to try and shine a new light on him.
Derick sat down with ‘Without A Crystal Ball’ to answer questions in an interview on YouTube, almost two weeks ago. Nothing he said painted the family in a better light than his accusations on Instagram. So the video Jessa posted is suspiciously close to the date that more negative press was brought up involving the family, specifically JB.