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All the Bombshells From Jinger Duggar’s Becoming Free Indeed

Jinger recalls laughing with her sisters at the mall while trying on a blonde wig as they joked about “being ready for headquarters.”

Meaning, she writes, that the blonde hair made them look like “Gothard’s Girls”: Girls and young women, most with “long hair, big smiles and petite body types,” many from single-parent homes “without a father or grandfather to guide and protect them,” who worked at IBLP headquarters in Hillsdale, Ill.

“For us, this wasn’t more than an odd quirk of our little world,” Jinger writes. “Now, after everything that’s happened over the past 10 years, I realize the joke wasn’t funny.”

Gothard would invite a girl to talk, she explains, and after awhile he’d “rub the women’s feet and hold their hands, both of which were strictly forbidden between a man and woman who were not married. A lot of Gothard’s girls have said that Gothard would touch them inappropriately or engage in explicitly sexual activity. Ten of those ladies filed a lawsuit against Gothard in 2016.” 

He resigned from the IBLP board in March 2014 amid a review by outside legal counsel into allegations he had sexually harassed and molested women. In June 2014, IBLP stated the investigation determined Gothard “acted in an inappropriate manner” but didn’t commit criminal acts. (Gothard said in a since-deleted statement, “My actions of holding of hands, hugs, and touching of feet or hair with young ladies crossed the boundaries of discretion and were wrong.”)

The 10 plaintiffs dropped their complaint in 2018, but said in a joint statement to Recovering Grace, “We want to make it abundantly clear that by dismissing our lawsuit at this time, we are not recanting our experiences or dismissing the incalculable damage that we believe Gothard has done by his actions and certain teachings. Nor are we disregarding that his organization chose to protect themselves instead of those under their care.”

Gothard, now 88, has denied any wrongdoing, stating on his website that the same women who accused him of sexual misconduct “had written marvelous letters of gratefulness to me during those 20 years, thanking me for ‘being their best friend,’ ‘bringing about the turning point” in their lives, and “giving them help and encouragement” that they will always remember. There was never a hint of harassment because there was none.”

Source link In 2020, the long-held belief that the Duggar’s were the ultimate in conservative dress was shattered when Jinger Duggar dug into her fashion closet. As the controversy swirled, Jinger’s husband, Jeremy Vuolo, released a statement clarifying the issue and indicating it was consistent with their “family’s convictions.” Since then Jinger has been leading the way opening her wardrobe doors to reveal an incredible collection of stylish and fashionable garb.

This fashion bombshell dropped when Jinger stopped wearing skirts and started donning shorts. Not only did she wear shorts but her selection was decidedly on-trend with distressed denim and striped cuffed shorts. Jinger even stepped out in a short jumpsuit, which is a look that many thought the Duggar family would never embrace.

Jinger continues to make strides forward with her fashion choices. She opts for chic ankle-length trousers, such as those she was spotted wearing in New York. Her style also includes skirts, just not the skirts of her past. She looks leaned toward trendy midi and maxi skirts, often pairing them with sandals or sneakers. The results are a modern and stylish look, miles away from the hushed tones and long hemlines often seen in her conservative wardrobe.

Not to be outdone, Jinger’s tops and outerwear capture the essence of contemporary fashion. She’s been seen wearing crop tops, fitted tees, relaxed fit button-up shirts, and fashionable sweaters. Her outerwear is also on-point with leather jackets and sleek blazers being featured.

Jinger’s style has pushed her Duggar heritage into the fashion spotlight. Her willingness to break away from tradition and show personal preference have served her well and she has become a fashion inspiration for many followers.

Jinger’s vogue persona is best summed up in her Instagram hashtag: #FreeIndeed. Clearly, Jinger is indeed, free to wear whatever makes her feel comfortable and look sophisticated.  Her newfound freedom is excellent news for those looking for fashion inspiration.

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