Duggar Sisters Score Major Victory In Sex Scandal Lawsuit

It’s been four years since the world learned that Josh Duggar molested five young girls while he was still in his teens.

The revelation of the crime — along with the fact that four of Josh’s victims were his sisters — sparked widespread outrage and calls for TLC to cut ties with the family.

At first, the boycott threats appeared to be effective.

TLC canceled 19 Kids and Counting, which at the time was the bedrock of the Duggars’ media empire.

But remarkably, the family managed to make a comeback, and within a year, the entire Duggar clan — sans Josh, of course — had returned to the network that made them famous with the 19 Kids spinoff Counting On.

Most celebrities in a similar position would have been eager to sweep the entire incident under the carpet — but not the Duggars.

No, from the very start, the Duggars have made it clear that they intend to seek revenge on the legal authorities and media outlets who they feel are responsible for Josh’s sex scandal.

Josh Duggar has filed suit against Springdale, Arkansas police department for releasing information regarding the case, as well as against In Touch Weekly for being the first to publish that information.

All of his claims have been thrown out of court, and a judge recently ordered Josh to stop filing lawsuits.

But the judge did not issue a similar command to Josh’s victims.

Yes, from the very start, the Duggars have maintained a united front with regard to Josh’s sex crimes, and four of his sisters — Jill Duggar Dillard, Jessa Duggar Seewald, Jinger Duggar Vuolo, and Joy Duggar — have now filed a suit accusing In Touch of violating their privacy.

Today, those sisters scored a major legal victory when a judge threw out the opposing counsel’s motion to have their case dismissed.

While the tabloid’s coverage of the crimes never mentioned the sisters by name, the judge stated today that In Touch did publish “other identifying information,” which would make it possible for interested parties to determine the identities of four of the five victims.

“The content and circumstances of these disclosures do not just meet the standard of ‘shockingly degrading or egregiously humiliating,’ they illustrate them,” the judge wrote.

With this legal hurdle cleared, it’s now far more likely that In Touch will offer the Duggars a cash settlement.

So while the suit was not filed by Josh, it now looks as though the man who launched this scandal will finally receive the revenge he’s been seeking.

We’ll continue to update you on this developing story as more information becomes available.

Jessa Duggar: My Breasts Are Perfect and So Is My Parenting!

It’s rare that a week goes by without Jessa Duggar getting mom-shamed for some behavior or belief that her Instagram followers don’t agree with.

But it’s just as rare for Jessa to take this much flak in the span of just a few days.

Earlier this week, Jessa was criticized for denying her daughter a pacifier.

Many of her followers felt that this was an unnecessarily cruel restriction which did not serve to benefit the child in any way.

Yes, it’s only been 8 weeks since Jessa welcomed her third child, and that’s the sort of backlash she’s forced to contend with already.

We suppose it’s not hard to see why she’s not taking it lying down.

“I always nurse my babies on demand, so she has constant access to the ‘pacifier’ God designed,” Jessa responded when a follower asked why she’s so opposed to pacifiers.

“I am her pacifier,” Jessa added.

“I prefer it that way too … Nursing isn’t only for food, but for comfort and Mama’s closeness.”

Eh … not all that wacky an explanation by Duggar standards, and “God’s pacifiers” is a hilarious way to refer to boobs, so we’ll allow it.

Besides, we have new and equally weird Jessa parenting controversies to move on to.

As you may know, the Duggars are very, very big on disciplining their children.

And this means not only are the kids punished at a young age (sometimes with such controversial techniques as “blanket training“), they also start helping out around the house at a very young age.

Which explains why Jessa’s eldest — 3-year-old Spurgeon — is already working a vacuum cleaner:

The Duggars have taken flak for their perceived unwillingness to let kids be kids, which may explain why Jessa decided to get in front of that criticism by posting a lengthy explanation for the video above:

“There’s a window of time in the toddler years where little ones become eager to help,” she wrote.

“It’s so sweet to watch their excitement as they are allowed to take part in meaningful tasks— not pretend ‘helping,’ but really doing something that helps out the whole family,” she added.

“Playing together is fun, but even the cleanup can be fun if we do it together. There’s a sense of importance and belonging and being needed.”

Jessa went on to explain that she doesn’t encourage her kids to help because it saves her time in effort — in fact, she claims the reverse is true:

“Sometimes as a mom I have to pause and remember this,” she stated.

“Yes, it may take 5x longer than if I did it myself, but they find it exciting to help out and lend a hand,” Jessa continued.

“We definitely need to encourage this and not squelch the excitement.

“My mom modeled this beautifully. ‘There’s a window of time where they’re eager to help. Capture it. Don’t squelch it.’”

Must be quite an honor for Michelle Duggar to receive such a loving tribute from her daughter.

Of course, Michelle was such a strict disciplinarian that it’s possible Jessa is still afraid of her!

In any event, you can expect the Spurgeon vacuum video to kick off a new Duggar parenting controversy sometime this afternoon.

Jana Duggar Accused of Selling MASSIVE Gun Collection Online!

If you follow the family closely, then you’re probably aware that Duggar controversies come in all shapes and sizes.

There’s stuff like the Josh Duggar sex scandal that nearly brought down Jim Bob’s entire media empire, but mostly it’s smaller potatoes, like fans going insane because Jessa allowed her kids to wear white after Labor Day, or something.

It’s tough to say where Saga of Jana’s Alleged Gun Collection will fall on that spectrum.

On the surface, it’s got all the makings of a real brouhaha.

After all, it involves guns, the possible illicit sale of guns, and Jana Duggar — aka The Most Interesting Member of the Family By a Considerable Margin.

But on the other hand, there’s a very strong that this is a whole lot of BS, and there’s no real scandal here at all.

Allow us to explain:

The Duggars love to buy real estate, fix it up, and turn a profit by selling it for more than they paid.

Along with the truckload of money they make from their reality show and related media ventures (posting sponsored content on social media, etc.), flipping houses is one of the family’s largest and most reliable sources of income.

Jana long ago earned a reputation as the most business-savvy and multi-talented of the Duggars, and so it comes as no surprise that she’s taken an active role in the real estate game.

With us, so far? Good, because this is where it gets weird.

Back in April, Jana started her own company.

It’s called the Arbor Acres Group, LLC and no one’s really sure what the hell purpose it serves.

But based on the name and Jana’s interest in real estate and renovations, it’s widely assumed she’ll be using the corporation to buy and sell houses.

Now, what does all of this have to do with Jana smuggling entire arsenals like some evangelical Oliver North?

We’re getting to it! Stop being so pushy, hypothetical reader!

You see, last year Michelle and Jim Bob brought up a massive 2.7 acre home in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

It was one of their biggest buys in a while, and like many of Jim Bob’s real estate deals, it stirred up considerable controversy among his new neighbors.

Turns out your typical Arkansas resident would prefer that his home not wind up on reality TV every week. Who knew!

The situation led to speculation that Jana’s company was basically a shell corporation that would take some of the heat off of Jim Bob’s wheelings and dealings.

Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for — the guns.

After more than a year of renovations (presumably spearheaded by Jana), the Siloam Springs mansion is finally listed online.

Jana's Guns

And as the eagle-eyed folks at Radar Online noticed, the property appears to be home to quite a few firearms.

This has led some to conclude that Jana has broken bad and is officially moving large quantities of weaponry on the black market.

She’s been working on this house for over a year! these dummies argue. Why would the guns still be on the shelves … unless they come with the house!

Sadly, it appears that what’s really happening here is much more boring.

It seems to us that the Duggars left the guns there in order to demonstrate the intended use for the room.

So while this isn’t the Duggars’ first gun-related controversy and it likely won’t be their last, it looks to us like there’s not much to be concerned about here

Jim Bob and company own a lot of weapons, and they’re probably ready to blow some heathen heads off once the Rapture hits the fan.

But none of that has anything to do with this — which appears to be nothing more than the Arkansas equivalent of putting some prop spices on a spice rack.

John David Duggar & Abbie Burnett Go Silent on Social Media: Is Their Marriage In Trouble ALREADY?!

For a long time, the children of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were forbidden to join social media until they were in relationship that appeared to be headed toward marriage.

This rule was loosened somewhat to allow Jana Duggar to join Instagram even though she’s still single.

Like so much of what the Duggars do, it makes little to no sense, but the Counting On clan seems to feel no need to explain themselves.

So for whatever reason, the very minor pleasure of uploading pics and liking posts are generally restricted to Duggars who have found their match.

Which is why it’s so weird that John David Duggar and Abbie Burnett have already ghosted their Instagram followers.

John David and Abbie got married in November, and they launched a joint account shortly after their courtship began.

On May 12, the couple posted the pic below, along with a caption announcing a contest in honor of Mother’s Day;

“Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!!!� going on to announce a contest to “win a whole new wardrobe from [Citrus and Lemon].�

But it’s not the redundancy of the name Citrus and Lemon that has fans upset.

No, it’s the fact that John David and Abbie never announced a winner for their contest — in fact, after that post they appear tyo have disappeared from social media entirely.

Yes, after waiting their entire adult lives to haop aboard the Instagram train, these two basically got off at the first stop.

It’s been almost two months since that post, and John and Abbie have nit updated their page since.

Duggar obsessives follow the family’s every move, so it’s no surprise that many are concerned about the sudden disappearance.

“Are you guys ok??� one fan asked.

“Abby girl! What happen? Wheres you and john these days?� another commented.

“Abby please post more you and john. We miss ya. Unless there is a reason we will find out later,� a third remarked.

“You are a perfect match and one of my.favorite couples on counting on!”

Now, the most likely explanation is that Abbie and John David quickly realized that they missed the brief period in which social media was anything other than a cesspool of bigotry and political hot takes, and they made the wise decision to bail on the whole scene.

But because this is the internet in 2019, the most likely explanation has been shoved aside in favor of scandalous hot takes.

Some fans are speculating that there’s trouble in paradise, but the most common theory seems to be that Abbie is secretly pregnant.

“Your (sic) next in line for baby time,� wrote a third.

“Well!!!!! Any big (gotta wait 9mo) news?� another asked.

It’s a stretch, but if Abbie is pregnant, she would join the roughly 9 million other Duggar women who are currently expecting:

Derick Dillard’s Brother Revealed to Be Opioid-Addicted Atheist?

It doesn’t take much to stir up controversy in the Duggar family.

The Counting On Clan is so ultra-conservative that the sight of female Duggar wearing pants instead of a floor-length skirt is enough to spark a heated debate.

So you can imagine Jim Bob and Michelle’s chagrin over Derick Dillard and the extent to which Jill Duggar’s husband seems to revel in stirring up scandals.

As you probably know, Derick was fired from Counting On back in 2017 after making bigoted comments about a trans teen on social media.

Jill quit the show as a show of solidarity, and the couple has been doing some serious belt-tightening ever since.

The Duggars preach that material wealth is a sign of God’s love and approval, so they’re probably not thrilled about Derick’s decision to toss a couple of six-figure careers out the window.

But at least Jim Bob and Michelle can be glad that Jill didn’t wind up with Derick’s brother Dan.

If you follow the family closely, you may know that the Duggars had some misgivings about Jill marrying into the Dillard clan, primarily because his family is made up of relatively normal people with normal problems.

The Dillards are conservative evangelicals, just like the Duggars (otherwise, the union would not have been approved), but they’re not wealthy, and they’re not as absurdly orthodox in their religious beliefs.

The family has endured a number of hardships, including the death of Derick’s father, as well as his mother’s battle with stage four non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Now, Cathy Dillard has detailed her fight with cancer as well as some other family travails, in the dramatically-titled memoir, I Shall Not Die: My Walk Through the Valley of Death.

But thus far, the media focus on the book has had less to do with Cathy’s cancer and more to do with hints that her son Dan was briefly a non-believer with a major substance abuse problem.

“As I recall, he described how he had been running from God, and he had finally quit running and surrendered, letting Jesus come in and take over,� Cathy writes.

“He now realized that had been a decision of his head and not his heart,� she continues.

“He had grown up in church and knew all the right things to do and say, but in his words, he had ‘been living a double life.’ He never turned his life over to Jesus.�

Dan’s Facebook post seems to corroborate his mother’s account of his “misspent” youth.

The father of one revealed that he was on “a path to self-destruction” as recently as 2016.

“The past year has been an incredibly difficult journey full of struggles and pain, but one that I have not had to go through alone,� Dan wrote at the time.

“This journey is only beginning. If you are reading this, know that I am praying for you and what you are going through right now.�

While neither Dan nor his mother went into detail regarding his struggles, fans have reached some conclusions based on his involvement in the fight against opioid addiction.

“Enjoyed speaking today at our Boone County Opioid Prevention Project kickoff,� Dan recently wrote on Instagram.

“Thanks to the Criminal Justice Institute for their partnership in this initiative #DFC #CJI #Prevention #ReversingTrends.�

Whatever his struggles may have been, however, Dan seems to have arrived at a happy ending — he and wife Deena welcomed a baby boy in September.

Duggar Intimacy Tips: Be Joyfully Available to HIS Needs, Always

First, there’s Jim Bob and Michelle popping out a small army of fundamentalists

And then there’s the recent backlash over Jill Duggar’s brazenly kinky sex life.

It’s clear that, despite the family’s aversion to front-hugging or dressing nromally, the Duggars are no strangers to sex.

The distinction is that for the Duggars, sex happens only within marriage.

Beyond that, they have all sorts of advice — both good and appalling — for couples hoping to keep their marriages strong and enduring.

Take a look:

1. Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar Share a Drink

Jim bob duggar and michelle duggar share a drink
Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar enjoyed a drink together in what some would call a shocking public display of affection.

2. Attend to HIS Needs

Jim bob and michelle today
Michelle thinks that it’s a wife’s duty to attend to her husband’s needs — from food to his wardrobe to the marital bed. And she thinks that keeping up with those needs is the secret to a healthy marriage.

3. But only one of those services is exclusive

Jim bob and michelle duggar kitchen hug
“Anyone can iron Jim Bob’s shirt, anybody can make lunch for him,” Michelle has said. “He can get his lunch somewhere else.”

4. Her advice continues

Jim bob duggar and michelle yellowed out
“But you are the only one who can meet that special need that he has in his life for intimacy,” Michelle’s advice goes. “You’re it. You’re the only one.” Interesting — we’re not sure if that worked out so well for Anna.

5. Be “Joyfully Available” to Bone

Jim bob duggar and michelle duggar on vacation
Michelle advises women — well, wives: “And so be available, and not just available, but be joyfully available for him.”

6. Service with a smile

Michelle duggar and jim bob duggar in silver dollar city
“Smile,” Michelle instructs. “And be willing to say, ‘Yes, sweetie I am here for you,’ no matter what.”

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The Duggars: Who’s Courting? Pregnant? Next In Line? [MORE UPDATES!]

Counting On is basically the reality TV equivalent of Game of Thrones:

On each show, there are roughly four million characters, and it’s often difficult to keep track of who’s doing what … or whom.

The Duggars take a slightly more conservative view on coupling than the residents of Westeros, but all the same, courtships, weddings, pregnancies, and births are a big part of what keeps their core audience tuning in.

So here’s a rundown of what some of Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids are up to these days.

Don’t worry – unlike Thrones, the Duggars won’t be leaving your TV screen anytime soon. Not as long as they continue to make sure Earth’s population growth continues unabated.

UPDATE: The Duggar drama never ends! We’ll continue adding the latest developments to the end of this gallery!

1. The Gang’s All Here

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The Duggars are an almost impossibly large family. With the adoption of Tyler Duggar last year, Jim Bob and Michelle’s brood swelled to 20.

2. The Next Generation

Duggar girls photo
And then there are the grandkids. That number currently sits at 12 for Jim Bob and Michelle.

3. More on the Way!

Jessa duggar at 31 weeks
Of course, as is usually the case with the Duggars, there are more babies on the way. Jessa Duggar is roughly 31 weeks pregnant at the moment.

4. She’s Not Alone!

Joseph duggar kendra caldwell image
Joseph Duggar’s wife Kendra is also expecting a child. The couple just welcomed their first child in June of 2018.

5. The Race Is On!

Josh and anna duggar photo
Of course, Josh and Anna Duggar still hold the record for providing Jim Bob and Michelle with the most grand-Duggars.

6. Aggressive Expansion

Josh and anna duggar with family
The couple welcomed their fifth child in 2018, and it doesn’t look like they’ll be letting up anytime soon.

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Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard: We Banged All Night on Our Anniversary!

We probably don’t need to tell you that the Duggars have some … interesting ideas regarding sex and romance.

Prior to marriage, virtually all forms of physical contact are forbidden, which has resulted in the advent of such infamous Duggar customs as “side hugs.”

But once the rings are on the fingers, all bets are off.

Not only are married Duggars instructed to get freaky with their significant others on a regular basis, they’re also encouraged to tell the whole world about it.

The purpose of this abrupt, 180-degree turn is two-fold:

Firstly, the Duggars are taught from a young age that procreation is basically their sole reason for being — and lots of unprotected sex can lead to lots of offspring.

But that’s not the only reason that the Duggars like to shout about their sex lives from the highest church steeple.

They’re firm believers that divine grace often manifests as material reward.

In other words, God expresses His fondness for his favorite followers by giving them the good life.

That’s why the Duggars like to subtly remind fans of how rich they are — and it’s also why they claim to have sex lives that would make Hugh Hefner blush.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are the latest to take part in this strange custom.

Last week, the couple celebrated their five-year wedding anniversary in Branson, Missouri (to each their own) and they gushed about the experience on Instagram.

Jill posted a series of photos from the weekend, along with a lengthy caption.

“We had a wonderful 5yr. anniversary weekend in Branson, MO!” she wrote.

“We stayed at a bed and breakfast, then hung out at Silver Dollar City part of the time and saw our friends @southernraisedbandmusic perform,” Jill continued.

“Derick surprised me with an amazing dinner (& lovely view!) @thekeetercenter at #collegeoftheozarks (highly recommend! Such a neat place.”

All pretty wholesome so far — but at that point, the photo album goes from color to fifty shades of gray.

Jill posted this pic which hints at the couple’s late-night activities.

Jill and Derick

She captioned it:

“Thanks @datingdivas for the fun games and ideas! If you don’t know about them, check them out!! They’ve got lots of fun, clean, date/marriage tips and ideas! “

Okay, so obviously it was sponsored content, but still …

The Kama Sutra, sex games, Skittles, for some reason — we didn’t know you had it in you Dillards!

After that, it was back aboard the wholesome train for a Sunday matinee showing of Toy Story 4.

“We ended our trip with a fun afternoon at the movies watching #toystory4 lol,” Jill wrote.

Lol, indeed!

The contrast is amusing, but interestingly, Jim Bob is probably most upset about the Toy Story pic.

After all, in his book, secular entertainment is far more sinful than some Jesus-sanctioned butt stuff!