Counting On's Jill Duggar Recalls "Toxic" Relationship With Dad Jim Bob Duggar

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Jill Duggar Calls Dad Jim Bob 'Controlling' & 'Verbally Abusive'

More details astir Jill Duggar's fallout from her family have been unearthed, tribunal documents show.

On May 12, E! News obtained antecedently sealed tribunal documents  which included quotes the Counting On alum gave to a scientist arsenic portion of her 2017 suit against the City of Springdale and Washington County officials successful Arkansas. In the November 2021 filing, Jill was quoted saying that her narration with her father Jim Bob Duggar "got beauteous toxic" aft she and her husband, Derick Dillard, began making household decisions that did not needfully align with the 19 Kids and Counting patriarch's views. 

"I saw a full caller broadside to my dada erstwhile my hubby and I started making determination that were champion for our family, but not successful his champion interest," Jill told the psychologist, according to the filing. "Sadly, I realized helium had go beauteous controlling, fearful and reactionary."

Alleging that Jim Bob was "verbally abusive" astatine times, Jill was quoted successful describing their narration arsenic "not good."

"We occasionally substance connected a household radical thread, but I don't consciousness comfy being astir him and conscionable hanging out," the documents read. "He was verbally abusive. It isn't bully for my intelligence wellness close now."

The ineligible filing besides stated that Jill's claims were supported by Derick, who had said successful a deposition that Jim Bob did not o.k. of his daughter having a chemoreceptor ring, drinking alcohol or wearing pants.

E! News has reached retired to Jim Bob's rep for remark and hasn't heard back.

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Jill archetypal filed the suit against Springfield successful 2017 with her sisters JessaJinger and Joy-Anna Duggar, claiming they suffered affectional distress erstwhile constabulary records alleging their older brother Josh Duggar had inappropriately touched 5 underage girls were shared with the nationalist successful 2015. Following the records' release, Jill and Jessa stepped guardant arsenic 2 of his alleged victims. 

The Duggar sister's suit was dismissed by a justice this February, per the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

Back successful 2015, aft the constabulary study surfaced, Josh told People in a statement, "Twelve years ago, arsenic a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I americium highly atrocious and profoundly regret." He said helium had "confessed my wrongdoing" to authorities.

In the past, Jill has been unfastened astir her strained narration with definite members of her family. She revealed successful 2020 that she had been "distancing" herself from the clan, sharing that she and Derick were "not connected the champion presumption with immoderate of my family" aft having "some disagreements."


Jill aboriginal said she hadn't visited to the Duggar household home in "a mates years," explaining that she and her hubby alternatively decided to "prioritize our mental, affectional wellness and each of that."

She added, "Our threshold—we similar to telephone it—is conscionable a small spot little successful this play of beingness for us, with a batch going connected successful our ain lives."

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