Jill Duggar Claims She Wasn't Paid For Her Time On TV: 'We Had To Get An Attorney'

Jill Duggar, and her controversial Duggar family, are known for being famous from their reality TV show 19 Kids and Counting and the spin-off series, Counting On.

However, Jill is revealing that she hasn't been treated fairly when it comes to compensation for her time on TLC, thanks to her ultra-conservative father, Jim-Bob Duggar.

Now, in a new interview with People Jill is opening up about having to hire an attorney to finally get paid.


Fans of TLC's hit shows "19 Kids and Counting" as well as "Counting On" will be familiar with one of the eldest Duggar sisters, Jill.

The 29-year-old has been appearing on TLC since the family's initial show premiered back in 2008.

However, the mom of two is now revealing that she only recently started receiving the money from her time on TV.

Speaking with People, Jill told the publication her father handled their finances.

People reports each episode came with an estimated $25,000 to $45,000 per episode paycheck.

However, Jill didn't see any of that money until she quit Counting On in 2017.

"That's when we got an attorney involved and finally recovered some of the money," she says, adding, "It was a process."

"It probably ended up being a little more than minimum wage," her husband Derick Dillard revealed in a video on their family YouTube page.

"But we were able to recover at least something."

Jill continued: "I never expected this to happen or for it to get to this point. But I'm realizing I can't put a timeline on healing. I love my family and they love me."

"I really just have to follow God's lead and take it one day at a time."

Jim Bob and Michelle provided the following statement to *People*: "Every family has differences of opinion and perspective at times, but families work things out."

"We all love Jill, Derick, and their boys very much. It is our prayer that our relationship is healed and fully restored quickly!"

h/t: People

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