In a scathing post, Derick Dillard, Jill Duggar’s husband, makes serious allegations against Jim Bob Duggar.
When it comes to his father-in-law Jim Bob Duggar, Derick Dillard isn’t holding back.
Jill Duggar Dillard’s husband slammed the 19 Kids and Counting patriarch on Facebook Tuesday, accusing him of being abusive and deceitful, and urging Arkansas residents not to vote for Duggar in his state Senate bid.
In response to a news story about Duggar’s political ambitions, Dillard said, “I used to have a lot of respect for Jim Bob as my father-in-law, and I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt for years.”
“Unfortunately, it’s only become clearer to us over time just how far this man will go to manipulate and deceive others for his own gain.”
Dillard claimed Duggar had “numerous times” lied to him and his daughter, and that the Counting On star was “defensive and verbally abusive” in private.
“When he says he can’t be bought,” Dillard wrote, “the truth is that he has a history of selling out to anything he can profit from personally, and he will justify it any way he can to keep his personal agenda going.”
He ended his message by urging voters to vote for someone else because Duggar “continues to lie to his best friends and his own family,” let alone potential voters.
According to the Associated Press, Duggar’s state Senate campaign came to an end the same day, with Colby Fulfer, the city of Springdale’s chief of staff, winning over 46 percent of the vote and Steve Unger taking 36 percent. Duggar received only about 15 percent of the vote, and will be excluded from the January primary runoff between Fulfer and Unger.
Duggar’s loss comes just over a week after Josh Duggar, Duggar’s oldest son, was found guilty of receiving and possessing child sexual abuse materials on one count each.
Josh, who admitted to molesting underage girls as a teenager before facing federal charges in April, faces up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to (dollar)250,000 for each count.
His sentencing is expected to take place in about four months, but no date has been set.