E! News has reached out to Jill, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar for comment but hasn’t heard back.
In response to Jill’s book, Jim Bob and Michelle released a statement to People, saying that prefer to handle disagreements in private.
“We love all of our children very much. As with any family, few things are more painful than conflicts or problems among those you love,” they said. “We do not believe the best way to resolve conflicts, facilitate forgiveness and reconciliation, or to communicate through difficulties is through the media or in a public forum so we will not comment.”
Josh’s history of inappropriate behavior surfaced in 2015, when an unearthed police report revealed he had molested underage girls as a teenager.
“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” Josh, then 27, said in a statement to People. “I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation.”
He said he confessed his “wrongdoing” to authorities and his parents arranged for him to attend counseling, noting, “I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life.”