Do ‘Counting On’ Fans Really Believe Derick Dillards’ New Claims He Is Not Allowed at the Duggar Compound Without Permission?
Derick Dillard’s ongoing feud with Counting On’s Jim Bob Duggar may be worse than anyone thought. Derick has reportedly been at odds with Jim Bob for months, but few Counting On fans thought it was this bad. Taking to Instagram, Derick revealed that he and Jill Duggar are not allowed at Jim Bob’s home unless they get his permission. So how do Counting On fans feel about Derick’s latest claim?
Derick opens up about Jim Bob’s house rule
Over the holidays, Derick shared some adorable Christmas pics of his wife and children on Instagram. He wished his followers a “merry little Christmas” in the caption, but things took a different turn in the comments.
When answering questions from Counting On fans, Derick revealed that he is not allowed to visit Jim Bob’s house unless he gets permission. He also said that Jill has to follow the same rules and has to talk to Jim Bob before going over.
“We’re not allowed in the house when [Jim Bob] isn’t there,” Derick shared. “Jill even has to ask [Jim Bob’s] permission to go over to the house to help her sister when she was in labor because her sister wanted help, but Jill couldn’t provide assistance until we got it cleared from JB.”
We can only assume this is because Counting On cameras were rolling, but he didn’t stop there. Derick went on to say that Jim Bob made it sound like they would get sued if they violated his rules. Derick and Jill eventually realized that they could defend themselves in the event that Jim Bob or TLC tried to sue them.
He also added that he does not have any bad feelings towards Jim Bob, though that might change once Jill’s father gets wind of his latest revelation.
Inside Derick’s feud with TLC
Derick left Counting On in 2017. TLC reportedly fired him for taking shots at the LGBTQ community on Twitter. Derick maintains that he quit the series and has been outspoken about the network in recent months.
Back in November, Derick bashed TLC for begging him and Jill to return. He also warned the network to get a lawyer because “a storm is inevitable.”
Jill followed her husband’s lead and left Counting On in the fall of 2017. She did enjoy a brief cameo this past season, though she has expressed zero interest in returning to the series full time.
As far as Derick is concerned, this is probably not the last time he speaks out against Jim Bob and TLC. While his claims are pretty shocking, Counting On fans were pretty divided when they heard the news.
How did ‘Counting On’ fans react?
Fans had mixed reactions to Derick’s latest claim about Jim Bob. Some blasted TLC for still airing Counting On at all and others speculated that Jim Bob is trying to brush things under the rug.
“Wow… and TLC keeps the episodes coming, That whole family none of them should be still on TV,” one fan commented, while another added, “Why are they even on TV? All any of them do is just have more and more kids.”
Other Counting On viewers were a bit more positive about what Derick had to say. These fans urged Jill’s siblings to also speak out against Jim Bob, who seems overly controlling of their lives.
Although the reactions were a mixed bag, most fans seemed to believe Derick’s claims about Jim Bob. Considering all of the rules Jim Bob and his wife, Michelle Duggar, have implemented over the years, the allegations are not that big of a stretch.
Jim Bob has yet to respond to Derick’s latest claims. There is no telling if he will ever comment on the drama, but it is pretty clear that Derick is not finished spilling the beans.
What else with Derick reveal?
Derick may not have any bad feelings towards his father-in-law, but it is a safe bet that things are going to get ugly.
A few weeks ago, Derick slammed Jim Bob on social media by claiming that he negotiates all of the Counting On contracts for his children without their knowledge. He also seemingly agreed with fans who said that Jim Bob takes all the money for himself.
And after one follower suggested he write a book about the family, Derick confirmed that he is working on a tell-all memoir about his time on the show. Derick did not say what he was going to include in the book, but we have a feeling Jim Bob will be a main focus.
Derick is currently finishing up his law degree at a university in Arkansas. He has not revealed when he is planning on completing the book, but we cannot wait for it to hit stores.
Meanwhile, the other Duggar family members will return with new episodes of Counting On in 2020.