TLC reality star Josh Duggar received some bad legal news this week as a federal judge threw out almost every aspect of his lawsuit looking for damages stemming from the release of documents relating to his molestation of his sisters when he was 14 years old. In addition, the judge threw out both Josh’s and his sisters’ lawsuits against In Touch Weekly, which means only the sisters’ suit against several city officials is still moving forward.
Duggar sisters Jill Dillard, Jessa Seewald, Jinger Vuolo and Joy Forsyth appear to have scored a major victory this week in their civil lawsuit seeking damages against local city and county officials as well as the parent company of In Touch Weekly after the release of information regarding their molestation by brother Josh Duggar. City and county officials filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit earlier this year, but on Friday a Judge issued a ruling almost entirely in favor of the Duggars — allowing their suit to move forward.
Derick Dillard isn’t giving up the fight to solicit online donations from fans! The Counting On star’s fundraising campaign to pay for his enrollment in a one-year ministerial residency program was shut down last week by the host website, but Derick assured fans today that he is continuing to work on creating a way for people to give him money via the internet. Twitter doesn’t seem to think Derick’s fight is a noble one, however.
Jill and Derick Dillard are “counting on” you tell help pay for their new missionary work. Derick just launched a fundraising campaign in hopes of raising the money needed “for various missions opportunities I will have throughout the year…including trips for Gospel-advancement and humanitarian work in Northwest Arkansas, North America, and abroad.”
It appears that Josh Duggar is slowly but surely inserting himself back in the public eye. Just a month after a family friend posted a video of Josh online, the official Duggar family Youtube channel shared a video of Josh, his pregnant wife Anna, and their children offering up congratulations to Jill and Derick Dillard on the birth of their son, Samuel Scott.
The population of the state of Arkansas continues to skyrocket courtesy of the Duggar family! The latest addition comes courtesy of second-oldest daughter Jill Dillard, who gave birth to son Samuel Scott Dillard earlier today, her second child with husband Derick Dillard.
UPDATE – Now includes the very first photo of little Samuel!
As we reported on Thursday, Duggar sisters Jill Dillard, Jessa Seewald, Jinger Vuolo and Joy-Anna Duggar have filed a lawsuit because of information released to In Touch magazine in regards to the Josh Duggar molestation scandal. The City of Springdale, Arkansas is one of the defendants and they have issued an official statement in response to the lawsuit, which they describe as “misguided,” “without merit” and “false.”