JIM Bob Duggar’s sister Deanna has called out “fake families” amid her estrangement from the patriarch.
Deanna shared a cartoon of a man and a snake that featured the text: “The most dangerous animal on the plane is a fake friend.”
Toby CanhamJim Bob Duggar’s sister Deanna has slammed her ‘fake family’ after cutting ties with the patriarch[/caption]
TLCDeanna shared a cartoon of a man and a snake that featured the text, ‘the most dangerous animal on the plane is a fake friend’[/caption]
She posted it on her Instagram account on Tuesday and captioned it: “So true!!”
The Counting On alum added, “Also fake family!!!” with a series of crying face emoji.
Her daughter Amy – who has repeatedly spoken out against the Duggars – shared her appreciation by liking the post.
Deanna is no longer on speaking terms with her brother and sister-in-law Michelle.
She has not spoken to them since their son Josh, 34, was arrested on child pornography charges in 2021.
When asked if she believes they will mend their relationship in the future, she responded: “I want everyone to get along. We’ll have to see on that one. I don’t know.”
Elsewhere in the interview, she demanded her nephew Josh “get psychological help” in prison and insisted he’s “guilty” of the heartbreaking crimes.
Deanna said: “I think he’s guilty. I think he should get some help to really find out what is going on. Find out what caused all this and get the psychological help he needs.
“My father had serious mental issues. It could’ve been passed down to Josh. I do not know.”
Before the April 2021 arrest for possessing and receiving child pornography, Josh was involved in a molestation scandal when he was around 15 years old.
Josh molested five underage females in the family home, according to a police report dated 2006 that was released to the public in 2015.
Months later, he was caught on the adultery website Ashley Madison and admitted to having an addiction to pornography.
DEANNA SPEAKS OUT
Deanna, who has appeared on the family’s reality shows, said of the scandals: “I was very shocked about everything that has happened. I was told some different things. It’s a really complicated situation when you’re told one thing and something else happens.
“I was watching our local news and we heard that homeland security stopped by Josh’s car lot. I called one of the family members, and I asked if it was true, and they said, ‘No, they just stopped by.’ Homeland Security doesn’t just stop by.
“I tried to make sense of it. What in the world is going on? I was told it was an ex-con [who downloaded the child pornography.] I kept trying to figure it out.
“They had too much evidence against my nephew. It breaks my heart because I don’t understand his thinking.”
Deanna chose to skip the sentencing, as she said it would be “too hard” for her to attend.
InstagramDeanna shared this post on Instagram[/caption]
GettyMichelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar speak during the 5th Annual Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on September 17, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/WireImage)[/caption]