Jill Duggar Accuses Father Jim Bob Duggar Of Abuse In Shocking Unsealed Court Documents
Jill Duggar accused her father, Jim Bob, of verbal abuse in newly unsealed court documents from her 2017 lawsuit.
Counting On stars Jill, Jessa, Joy-Anna and Jinger previously sued the city of Springdale and its police department for releasing their private information to the public after their father told local authorities that their brother Josh had molested five minor girls. Jill and Jessa both confessed to law enforcement they were two of the victims involved, but not all of the alleged victims have come forward.
"I saw a whole new side to my dad once my husband and I started making decisions that were best for our family, but not in his best interest," Jill admitted in the unsealed records per The Sun. "Sadly, I realized he had become pretty controlling, fearful and reactionary. He was verbally abusive. Our relationship is not good. It got pretty toxic."
The reality television alum went on to explain that while they "occasionally text on a family group thread," she does not feel "comfortable" being around her father in a casual setting, adding, "It isn’t good for my mental health right now."
The court records also stated that Jill and her husband, Derick, were "asked not to come over" to the Duggar's family home without explicit permission. This was because Jim Bob did not approve of certain personal decisions Jill made as an adult, including "having a nose ring", "drinking alcohol", or "wearing pants" rather than modest dresses.
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The court documents also took a swing at the Duggar family patriarch for not providing his daughters with "adequate" therapy after the alleged molestation incident occurred.
"Unlike most who claim to have been sexually assaulted, the Plaintiffs in this case were forced to live with their alleged assailant for years after their respective assaults," the papers claimed.
"The Plaintiffs were also not provided treatment - or, at least, adequate treatment (none of them can even recall the name of the counselor they vaguely recall talking to once, as a group and with their mother/parents in attendance) - to deal with the trauma of the assault," the statements continued. "No real measures were taken by their parents to ensure their safety during the remainder of their adolescence."
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The records then explained that Jill finds herself "emotionally overwhelmed and prone to tears" on a regular basis due to "ubiquitous triggers" connected with the incident and her family life, noting she "tries to bury it."
As OK! previously reported, while Josh was never convicted with a crime in connection with the alleged molestation of his sisters and other unnamed victims, he is currently serving time behind bars for receiving and possessing child pornography.
He currently faces up to 40 years in prison.