Jill Duggar's husband Derick Dillard sits in family section for Josh's trial amid nasty feud with Jim Bob & Michelle

JOSH Duggar got a surprise visitor in court this morning – Brother-in-law Derick Dillard.

Derick looked dapper as he arrived to court this morning in a navy blue suit, white button down shirt, and red tie, according to the Sun reporter at the courthouse.

The 32-year-old sat on the Duggar family side of the courtroom, as he prepares for his wife Jill, who is also Josh's estranged sister, to testify in her brother's child pornography trial.

Both Jill and brother Jedidiah are set to testify this week, however, it is not clear at the moment if it will be for the prosecution or the defense.

In May, shortly after Josh's arrest, Jill and Derick said they "hope justice is done" regarding her brother's arrest.

But Jill, along with sister Jessa, revealed in a 2015 interview with Megyn Kelly that they had been two of five female minors Josh had allegedly molested in the early 2000s.

Speaking for the first time since Josh’s arrest, Jill said: "We’re very sad about the whole thing, it’s horrible. It’s all very sad."

Law student Derick added: "Obviously if there is anything there related to child pornography, we hope that justice is done. 

"I don’t think anybody supports child pornography.

"We’re sad for Anna, put yourself in her situation and imagine how you would feel if that happened with your family member.

"I imagine it would be really hard."


The former Counting On star is currently estranged from her conservative Christian family as her husband and her father, Jim Bob, feud.

Since the couple quit Counting On in 2017, they have been flouting the ultra-conservative family's strict religious views on birth control, clothing and parenting.

Derick has previously accused Jim Bob of banning them from the Duggar compound and alleged that they weren't paid while appearing on the family's reality show.


Just days before the trial, Jill gave fans a glimpse into her mood with the telling post she shared on her Instagram Stories on Wednesday.

The quote read: "And the God of good times, is still God in the bad times.

"And God of the day, is still God of the night."

Derick and Jill have always been the rebels of the family, and have often engaged in activites counter to Duggar patriarch Jim Bob's religious lifestyle.

Earlier this year, Jill and Derek talked about their sex life on their YouTube channel.

In one clip, Derek asked his young sons: "Do you know how you got born? We had a date and then you started growing inside of mommy's tummy."

Jill added: "We had a bunch of dates."

Derek then commented: "We did have four dates in one day I think… that one time."

Speaking to the camera, Jill commented: "We have a good sex life."

Despite growing up in a strict religious household, Jill has been open about her love life with Derick.


While Jill and Jed will be testifying, their dad Jim Bob was already forced to take the stand on behalf of the prosecution.

The 56-year-old repeatedly claimed he couldn't remember the details of Josh's past admissions that he had touched the victims, who were called Jane Does 1 to 4, People reported.

Back in 2015, Jim Bob told police that Josh had confessed to touching underage girls, including Jill and his sister Jessa, in the family home between 2002 and 2003.

According to a 2006 police report, which Arkansas police later destroyed, the Duggar patriarch first told cops in 2002 that he had molested young victims while they were asleep in the Duggar family home.

"This was something for a young man to come forward," he said, calling it a "juvenile record" and a "sealed case."

Jim Bob reportedly said to judge Timothy L. Brooks: "I'm not going to allow it, are you going to allow for that?"

"If there is [an] objection to be made, someone will make it but it won't be you," the judge replied.


Josh admitted the molestation in a statement at the time on his Facebook page, though he never faced charges.

The former reality TV star on “19 Kids and Counting” was charged earlier this year with two counts of downloading and possessing child pornography and arrived at court with his wife, Anna Duggar, on Tuesday.

Josh, who has pleaded not guilty, was accused of possessing sick images of child pornography that were "the worst of the worst" that authorities had ever seen.

It has been said that Josh's trial could last until December 3. If found guilty, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

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