Jill Duggar's husband Derick Dillard likes tweet claiming Jim Bob is 'financially and emotionally abusing' his kids

DERICK Dillard liked a tweet claiming that Jim Bob Duggar "financially and emotionally" abuses his children.

The former Counting On star lashed out at the Duggar patriarch amid Josh Duggar's child porn arrest last week.

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Derick – who is married to Jill Duggar – liked a tweet that bashed IBLP [Institute in Basic Life Principles] which is the religion the Duggars follow.

The post read: "IBLP/ATI is a literal cult of Bill Gothard. He has denied the allegations.

"It teaches his perverse version of Christianity that encourages submission and victimization. Fertility is placed above individuality or personhood.

"Jim Bob keeps the children compliant thru financial/emotional abuse."


The Sun has reached out to Jim Bob's rep for comment. IBLP’s disgraced founder, Bill Gothard, was accused of sexual assault in 2014.

The Duggars are devout independent Christian Baptists who avoid birth control, homeschool their children and limit access to movies and television.

They also practice chaperoned courtship, in which a couple becomes acquainted only in a group setting while getting to know each other before marriage.

Derick and Jill quit Counting On in 2017, two years after it emerged that Josh molested five underage girls including Jill.


They have since criticized Jim Bob and Michelle and spoken out against their conservative beliefs.

Derick later told The Sun that they are banned from the family compound when Jim Bob is not there.

He also alleged that Jim Bob withheld payments from the couple's appearances on the family's reality show.

Meanwhile, Jim Bob's oldest son Josh was arrested last week on child porn charges.


The disgraced reality star, 33, has been granted bail despite allegedly having 65 child porn images and one video of minors, including a toddler. Josh has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

He will be released from prison on Thursday with conditions including restricted travel, as he cannot leave Benton, Washington and Madison counties in Arkansas without permission from the court.

He has "unlimited access" to his six children with Anna present, though he is reportedly not allowed to be around minor children, including his siblings, nieces and nephews.

A couple, who have been friends of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar for five to six years, have agreed to allow Josh to live with them. 

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