Derick Dillard’s “Tell All” and Jinger Vuolo’s Branding Troubles

Derick Dillard’s “Tell All” and Jinger Vuolo’s Branding Troubles December 6, 2019

A quick Duggar update. Apparently that last bit of speculation from a blind item person didn’t come true this week. No one saw the arrest of Josh Duggar for anything.

There was one person going around sending messages to different writers claiming that Josh had been taken away in handcuffs in front of her on Saturday. When pressed for more information the lady got angry and deleted her profile. KNWA confirmed this was untrue.

What is true this week is that it looks like Duggar son in law Derick Dillard might be perhaps preparing to write that all important first tell all book on the Duggars. I always thought it would be either Jinger or one of the younger boys. He said this:

Did Jim Bob neglect to get Derick to sign a non-disclosure form upon joining the family business? Seems like it.

Hmm. Would you buy it? Seems to me as positively disliked as Derick is if this book comes out it will be like Omarosa’s book on the Trump Administration, buying a book by someone you dislike about someone you hate. A quick week or two sales bounce with the media endlessly reporting on the really scandalous stuff.

Tellingly the Dillards did not go to Thanksgiving at the main Duggar house. The show must have been filming.

At the same time its been an interesting two weeks in the life of Jinger Duggar Vuolo. Hired, fired, hired by someone else, and fired again. Apparently Jinger has decided to be a ‘social media influencer’ in Los Angeles, shopping her name for various gigs. Both companies that hired her quickly discovered that the Duggar brand is not universal loved, that some of us are offended by families that hide their sexual predators and say some of the most disgraceful things about the LBGTQ community.

One of the companies is owned by a hard core Scientologist.

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Suzanne Titkemeyer went from a childhood in Louisiana to a life lived in the shadow of Washington D.C. For many years she worked in the field of social work, from national licensure to working hands on in a children's residential treatment center. Suzanne has been involved with helping the plights of women and children' in religious bondage. She is a ordained Stephen's Minister with many years of counseling experience. Now she's retired to be a full time beach bum in Tamarindo, Costa Rica with the monkeys and iguanas. She is also a thalassophile. She also left behind years in a Quiverfull church and loves to chronicle the worst abuses of that particular theology. She has been happily married to her best friend for the last 33 years. You can read more about the author here.
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  • Martin Penwald

    Hey, Jim-Bob ! I want a better allowance or I’ll keep working on my book.

  • Delta

    Ms. Titkemeyer — it appears there is a Jerk4 Jesus (or a Jerk4 no deity, I’m not sure) on your recent post about Quiverfull Marriage.

    Apparently my pride flag Disqus icon makes me just as evil as, if not even worse than, Doug Wilson! Amazing — somebody tell Doug he’s being lumped in with us transgender folks!

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    Thanks. Is it the one that was flagged in the moderation queue? It was auto deleted by the system for homophobia.

  • Friend

    I find it weird that people who hate1 “the world” try to set themselves up as social media influencers, possibly the most vacuous, venal, and uncertain job of our times.

    Yes, of course, it’s all they know, their education is limited, they’re trying to bring Jesus into the fallen1 world, etc. And I don’t buy1 any of that.

  • paganheart

    Hmmm…is life in LA proving to be a bit too expensive for Jinger and her hubby? What on earth are they doing in LA, anyhow? Was he called to pastor a church there? Are they trying to start their own “hipster2 church” to attract the likes of Justin Bieber and other ostensibly “christian” celebrities? Are they on a “mission trip” to save the lost souls in that den of worldly 2debauchery…not unlike the “mission trip” her older sister and BIL went on in El Salvador? Or is this just another tired plotline to feed the Reality TV machine? Anyone want to take bets on how long before Jinger and her husband return to the safety of Texas, Arkansas or some other state in the “Bible Belt”…complaining bitterly the whole time about how much those “worldly” meanies on the West Coast persecuted them?

  • persephone

    Not a lawyer, but I think that an NDA can be broken if illegal activities are involved, the NDA is set up unfairly towards one party, or probably several other reasons that a lawyer could list.

  • persephone

    Definitely the education is limited. Jana’s posts don’t seem to be very bible-oriented. I assume the companies that hired Jinger did it on name recognition, then someone did a serious internet search, probably finding the free jinger board and this forum, among others.

  • persephone

    I would pay to see Doug’s face turn purple!

  • thatotherjean

    What demographic could Jinger possibly influence that actually reads posts by “influencers”? Has she changed since getting married? She had no opportunity to gain expertise in anything much, no education beyond the basics, no political knowledge, no style beyond “Fundamentalist Christian frump.” Who hired her to influence what?

  • AFo

    I’m not holding my breath for Derick. He seems to say a lot without any follow through. The Jinger situation is another eye-roller. Did she really think people in LA would respond to her name the same way they did in Arkansas or Texas? How naive and/or delusional are these people?

  • frostysnowman

    I’ve been reading about Derick’s potential book and Jinger’s adventures as an “influencer” on a FB page devoted to calling out the Duggars. I can’t imagine who she would influence, though. If Derick wrote that book, I would buy it. I think Jeremy’s goal is to become a famous preacher, wealthy enough to be featured in the “Preachers with Sneakers” Instagram.

  • frostysnowman

    Jeremy is somehow associated with the church that Kanye West attends. I think Kanye’s minister runs the seminary he attends, or he knows the guy who runs the seminary that Jeremy attends. It’s something like that. Which is why Jeremy has been praising Kanye’s recent spiritual activites.

  • Mel

    I doubt the company that was finding sponsors for her did that much background work. It’s all a numbers game so they just touted “Jinger Vuolo, pastor’s wife, mommy-blogger with over 1,000,000 followers” and contracted her for whatever companies bit.

    It’s the companies who were having her shill for them that found out that Jinger was Jinger Duggar after irritated fans pointed out that she’s never renounced her family’s awful views on homosexuality and transgender people….the same family that let their teenaged son prey on his sisters and at least one unrelated girl.

  • Delta

    I believe I flagged it…

  • Mel

    CP/QF is one giant power trip. The only reason CP/QF folk hate “the world” is that the world refuses to give them the level of props they want and desire.

    Case 1: Jinger’s parents. Ignore the 19 kids for a second and what do you have? Two parents who married young after messing around. High school graduates with average grades. They owned a few used car lots and used that plus some family connections to go into real estate in a small way.
    And along the way, it turned out that Michelle had a uterus that could handle waaay more pregnancies that the average woman kid and they end up with 19 living kids, one stillborn daughter and one miscarriage.

    Case 2: Her older sister Jill. Homeschool graduate who might have earned a GED. Earned a midwifery certificate that’s not worth the paper it was printed on. Married a nice guy she met because his dad knew him. That nice guy seems to be more interested in being a professional student than a breadwinner. Has two kids. Hard to tell if she’s happy or trying to be happy….

    Case 3: AnnaSofiaAndElizabeth Botkin. Homeschool graduates. One writes at a high school graduate level; the other writes at a junior high level. Published one book as teenagers through their church; self-published one book around 10 years after that. Act as maids, cooks, and nannies for their families while waiting for PrinceCharming…or whatever happens when their parents cannot support them anymore.

  • Mel

    Jeremy seems to be the only of the Duggar sons-in-law with the desire and the skills to get away from the family cult compound. He’s in a ministry program from an actual college – I dunno his long-term plans, but I really doubt he’ll be willing to knuckle under JIm Bob ever again.

    Derick is growling about his position in the family – but this is the dude who has blown through accounting, foreign missions, campus ministry, and teaching during a 5 year marriage and is now working at becoming a lawyer – so he must not be mad enough to, you know, work for a living for his wife and two sons.

    Ben might have wanted to get away but he married too young with too little education/career skills and is now stuck with a wife with no career aspirations or skills who has had 3 kids in a 4 year marriage.

    And Austin is being sued for selling a house that he redid the septic field on without the proper permit for. Granted that I’m only hearing the side of the plaintiffs, but Austin’s defense of “I didn’t need a permit so declaring that all of the work on the house was permitted correctly was legal” requires believing that there is a township that allows septic work to be done without permits….and I find that extremely unlikely even in a rural area of the South.

  • paganheart

    Very unlikely indeed. I didn’t know about Austin’s suit; having worked in real estate litigation, I suspect the lawyers I’ve known would tell him to sit down with plaintiff’s counsel and start talking settlement. Ignorance of the law is not a defense, and somehow I suspect he’s not that ignorant. More likely something like “I won’t turn a profit on this property if I go through the correct process, so I’m gonna cut corners…and I’ll get away with it, because Jesus, or because my FIL is a famous Reality TV bigshot and kind of a big deal around here”…or some such *BS…

  • Sassafras

    I’m honestly grateful that I had a normal mom and an Associate’s degree. Being a Quiverfull homeschool “graduate” and a human clown car is what my nightmares are made of!

  • B.A.

    That’s for sure! I’m also grateful that I’ve had a normal and feminist mom,and a dad who never would’ve expected or wanted me to be a stay-at home-daughter.

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    Kanye is seeing one of the ministers who is associated with Jeremy’s conman seminary. Jeremy’s luvre of Kanye is recent and has more to do with his celeb status than anything else.

  • SAO

    Some who married into a TV star family and wants to be a minister probably is more interested in raking in millions as a TV minister than bringing the word of God to a typical congregation in a typical church. That’s why they moved to LA — celebrities in your church raises your profile a hell of a lot faster than ordinary people.

  • Friend

    I can’t imagine who she would influence, though.

    Anybody who would shr1ek in amazement, “Look! There’s a Christian in Los Angeles!” We never seem to run out of such folks.

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    Another reason to align oneself with Kanye West too!

  • Jennifer

    Sad there are so few.

  • Friend

    Few Christians in LA, or few people who believe there are Christians there?

    (I was thinking about the evangelical folk belief that they are a persecuted1 minority1.)

  • Astrin Ymris

    Maybe he thought that the laws requiring a permit were just “unnecessary government regulation” which he could ignore because he was confident he could make a DIY septic system with no training or experience.