Later that night, Jill Duggar was waiting for her husband, Derick Dillard, to get home from work. “I ran to him. He held me tight and cried along with me,” she wrote in “Counting the Cost.” Jill revealed that she had opened up to Derick about the abuse just before the two got engaged. “The release of the report was salt on an already open wound for him, and he was angry,” Jill explained. When Derick asked how she was doing, Jill responded, “terrible,” though the word didn’t quite sum it up. “I’m an avoider by nature, but there was no hiding from this,” she admitted. “‘I wish I were dead,'” she told her husband. “That was all there was to say. I couldn’t speak much more. I just cried,” she wrote.

Josh Duggar was arrested in April 2021 and charged with possession of child pornography. A year later, he was found guilty and sentenced to more than 12 years behind bars, according to E! News.

If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact RAINN’s National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).

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