Derick Dillard rose to prominence after pursuing Jill Duggar in a courtship, which led to their marriage in 2014. Following the couple’s 2014 marriage, Dillard continued to appear on his wife’s family’s TLC reality programme “19 Kids and Counting,” which was ultimately cancelled a year later. The two went on to appear in a spinoff programme called “Counting On,” which also included Jill’s brothers. Six seasons later, the programme was cancelled due to Dillard’s disrespectful statements against another TLC transgender star.
Following the termination of the second programme in 2017, the couple became alienated from the Duggars, particularly Jill’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, and launched their own YouTube channel. Jill has said in videos that they just needed time apart from some members of her family in order to recover. Dillard alleges that the Counting On star has excluded the couple from family gatherings and has threatened them on many occasions.
Jill has also come out as a victim of her brother’s sexual assault, which he revealed to his parents multiple times between 2003 and 2005, and has said that she needs this time off during her brother’s conviction and trial. Derick also believes that Jim Bob has only supported Josh Duggar, which he finds repugnant. He has also compared Jim Bob to Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender.
Josh Duggar was sentenced to 20 years in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography. According to sources, he will be punished within the next four months. Derick Dillard rushed to Instagram and posted multiple remarks about the verdict, accusing his father-in-law, Jim Bob, of verbally assaulting him and his family.
Dillard has said in multiple remarks that if Josh’s victims jeopardised his programme and financial flow, Jim Bob would have assaulted them. He further states that Jim Bob is more concerned with money than with the well-being of his two daughters (including Jill, who is married to Dillard) who were also sexually assaulted by Josh Duggar.
Jim Bob ran for and lost local office, and his whole campaign revolved on the fact that he was a decent Christian and a family guy. Dillard, on the other hand, has made statements that show differently. He feels Jim Bob is more concerned with money than with supporting his family, being politically right, being a good father, or even being a Christian. While comparing his father-in-law to Epstein, Dillard claims that money has more often than not purchased quiet and that he and his wife were pressured to sign NDAs regarding what happens when the programme is not being recorded.
Dillard and his wife have come out in favour of the victims, saying they know what it’s like from personal experience. Jim Bob has disputed these allegations, claiming that they are destroying his life and career. He has attempted to make charges that Dillard corrupted his election campaign and harmed his prospects.