Jill Duggar Comes Clean: Here’s How I’ve Been Making Money Since Quitting Counting On!

Back in 2017, Derick Dillard was fired from Counting On after launching a bigoted tirade against a fellow TLC star on social media.

Shortly thereafter, his wife, Jill Duggar, quit the show, thus leaving the Dillard clan with no apparent source of income.

These days, Derick is planning to attend law school, but fans are understandably curious about how he and Jill plan to support their two sons while he begins the very lengthy process of becoming an attorney.

Now, it looks as though we may have our answer.

Jump into the gallery below to learn the surprising secret behind Jill's financial comeback.

1. The Breadwinner

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In many respects, Jill is as traditional as her fundamentalist parents. But in one important way, she’s very much a woman of the 21st century.

2. One Ugly Rant

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Last year, Derick was fired from Counting On after he launched an appalling tirade against fellow TLC star Jazz Jennings.

3. The Victim

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Jazz is a transgender teen, and she became the surprise target of Derick’s wrath for reasons that remain a mystery.

4. The Subservient Wife

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Jill quit the show shortly after Derick was fired, seemingly as a show of support for her husband.

5. A Tight Spot

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The move left Jill and Derick without any visible means of support, and for months fans were baffled as to how the family was getting by.

6. Duggar Finances

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Sure, Jill’s parents are well-off, but they also have a LOT of kids to support. So how has Jill been supporting herself and her family this year?

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Asia Argento Accused of Sexual Battery of a Minor, Paying Hush Money

Asia Argento was one of the first of so many to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape.

Now, Asia has reportedly been accused of sexual assault by a former child actor.

Documents reveal the incident took place when he was 17 — and that Asia paid him money to keep him from suing.

At Cannes, Asia Argento accused some of the audience of having known that Harvey Weinstein had raped her.

Now, The New York Times has obtained documents that show that Asia Argento made a deal with her own accuser to prevent him from either suing her or sharing a photo of the two of them.

Back in 2004, a child actor named Jimmy Bennett played her son in a film. In 2013, the two of them reunited, and Argento posted photos on Instagram.

Bennett was now 17, and it was a few months after his birthday. Argento is 20 years his senior.

According to documents, at a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Marina del Rey, CA on May 9, 2013, she plied him with alcohol, performed oral sex upon him in her hotel room, and then had sexual intercourse with him.

Argento shared more innocuous images of the two of them on Instagram at the time, captioning: “Happiest day of my life reunion with @jimmymbennett xox.”

The accusations say that their reunion went well beyond dinner between former costars.

He was 17, she was 37. In the United States, that is a crime.

Just before the news broke about Harvey Weinstein’s creepiness, an attorney for Bennett reached out to Argento expressing an intent to sue over sexual battery of a minor.

The attorney claimed to have evidence, including a photograph of the two of them laying topless in bed together.

Argento, whose net worth is estimated to be about $ 16 million, reportedly agreed to pay out $ 380,000 to Bennett in multiple installments.

Not insignificantly, Argento, who has been outspoken about the harm that non-disclosure agreements can do, did not require Bennett to sign an NDA.

The agreement only prevents Bennett from suing Argento or from sharing the photograph that he has of the two of them. He is and remains allowed to tell people.

Argento’s attorney wrote to her in an email: “Ultimately, you decided against the non-disclosure [NDA] language because you felt it was inconsistent with the public messages you’ve conveyed about the societal perils of non-disclosure agreements.”

Neither Argento nor her representatives have responded to anyone’s requests for comments so far.

Some have leapt to Argento’s defense.

First, there are the unspeakable folks who think that male victims of sexual assault — especially minors who had sex with adult women — should feel grateful for “living every dude’s fantasy.”

That’s not every guy’s fantasy, folks. It’s also illegal with good reason.

There are others pointing out that Argento is Italian, and Bennett was years over Italy’s age of consent at the time. He was also above Italy’s drinking age.

Well, they weren’t in Italy — they were in the United States. We’d love to see a day when all countries share the same (just) laws, but that day has yet to arrive.

It’s not like she was 20. She was 37. They were former costars but they were not peers.

Jimmy Bennett is now 22. He has no apparent interest in speaking about this incident.

An attorney representing him told The New York Times that “In the coming days, Jimmy will continue doing what he has been doing over the past months and years, focusing on his music.”

It is absolutely his right to not speak about this. No survivor of sexual assault or sexual abuse has to speak about it, especially if they were a minor when it happened.

It is important that we remember that Argento’s own alleged misdeeds do not in any way negate Weinstein’s.

The allegations against him come from many sources, and they are no less serious now than they were before.


Thomas Markle to Daughter: Give Me Some F-ckin Money!

According to a startling new report, Thomas Markle may be nothing more than a greedy old man who wants to cash in on his daughter’s fame and fortune.

Stunning, right?

We’ll give you a few moments to pick your jaw up off the ground…

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Over the past several weeks, as you likely know by now, Meghan Markle has been dragged to the ends of the scorched earth by her father, Thomas, and her half-sister, Samantha.

(Samantha and Meghan shared a father, but not a mother; are 17 years apart in age; and did not grow up in the same household.)

Thomas has gone around running his mouth to any outlet with a microphone or a website, saying he hung up on Prince Harry, he’s responsible for everything Meghan has become

… and so much more ridiculous, mean-spirited nonsense.

Thomas, of course, missed the Royal Wedding in May because he was suffering a few health problems at the time — and also because he was embarrassed by a scandal in which he confessed to accepting money from paparazzi members in exchange for his permission to be photographed.

A general recluse living in Mexico, Thomas seemed to content to remain far out of the spotlight while his daughter grew into her life as The Duchess of Sussex.

That’s what we thought this spring, at least.

But, boy, were we ever mistaken!

Thomas clearly wants a relationship with Markle and, as he’s said so often, with his future grandkids.

However, that isn’t all he wants, a source tells The Daily Mirror.

“While he was working, Tom supported all his children. He was generous,” this insider says, adding of Markle’s mindset and ongoing motivation:

“He made no secret that he expected… the money he spent on them would be repaid.”

By whom? By his kids, of course!

“He says they have not given him a fuc-ing dime back,” this source says of Markle.

“He is growing increasingly bitter about it, and it has not been helped by how his ex-wife, Meghan’s mum, has been so welcomed into the royal fold.” 

Maybe that’s because she’s nice? And generous? And doesn’t think a parent is owed anything of monetary value simply because a parent did all he or she could for his or her child?

Just a theory.

“The fact she could be moving to England has not helped the situation while he is in a pokey home in Mexico,” concludes this insider.

Markle, to her credit, has not let her father’s actions and insults affect her.

At least not in public.

She has maintained the highest of high roads, just going about her Royal business and embracing her new role in life; awful relatives be damned!

The Duschess has even said she would talk to her dad again, under two specific conditions.

As for Thomas? He’s denied accusations that he’s basically seeking a payoff to shut up, but he does think Meghan owes him something.

“My daughter said she’d take care of me in my declining years,” he said recently. “I’m not talking money, I’m talking about taking care of me. That’s important to me.”

You know, it’s probably important to Meghan that her dad doesn’t act like a self-centered, entitled jackass to the press every hour of every day.

But here you both are.