People Magazine has published an excerpt from Jill Duggar’s upcoming memoir.
And it paints her seemingly awful dad in a truly awful light.
Now? Days before Duggar’s “Counting the Cost” hits bookstores everywhere?
In the aforementioned excerpt, meanwhile, Duggar describes a meeting she and her husband Derick had with Michele and Jim Bob — along with a mediator — back when the family’s tension reached a boiling point.
At one point, Jill’s testimony from an old lawsuit came up… back when she wrote in legal papers that Jim Bob was verbally abusive.
I was so offended by that, too. You know in your heart that’s not right. Are you going to apologize for that? Jim Bob allegedly said in this meeting, according to his daughter’s memoir.
Jill then goes on to write how her father stood up, grew angry and asked for an apology again.
His voice was loud, and there was an edge to it that I’d rarely heard. The moderator looked pale and was stuck on mute. Derick tensed, and I could feel him getting ready to step in. I squeezed his hand, hoping he’d get the message.
She went on, saying her eyes “filled with tears” as her dad towered over her.
You know why you’re crying, don’t you? Your conscience is talking to you. That’s why, Jim Bob supposedly told her at the time.
Jill, she says, worked up all her courage, however and responded as follows:
You want to know why I’m crying? It’s that you think I’m some kind of horrible person just because I wear pants and have a nose ring, and yet you see that girl outside and praise her. That’s why I’m crying, Daddy.
I’m evolving and changing, just like that girl out there, but you can’t see it.
You treat me like I’m a prodigal who’s turned her back on you. You treat me worse than you treat my pedophile brother.
This, of course, is a reference to Josh Duggar… who confessed years ago to molesting his own sisters (including Jill) and who is now serving 12 years in prison for child sex crimes.
Visit the official People Magazine website to read this full excerpt from this book.
It will be available to purchase on September 12.