There were a handful of Dugars in hand last week to see Josh Dugar sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in federal prison.
Most of the family walked out of the sentencing hearing, and only Josh’s wife, Anna, his father, Jim Bob and his sister Joy-Anna came out to show their support.
It wasn’t a surprise, of course.
Several dugouts have spoken out against Josh, including his cousin Amy and sister Jill, who, like Joy-Anna, were molested by Josh as a child.
And now, it seems, even among Atal Josh supporters, there are some serious differences between the Dugars.
According to a new report from UK tabloids The sunAnna and her family made a point of expressing their displeasure with Jim Bob during the hearing when they crossed paths with him.
When Jim Bob entered the courtroom, he walked over to Anna to sit down. Anna and her family were just staring at Jim Bob as he waited for his family to make room for him, “a court witness told the outlet.
“Her family members eventually went downstairs to sit down, but Jim Bob and Anna did not greet or communicate with each other,” the audience added.
“They were stuck around until Josh was taken into custody and left the courthouse separately.”
During Josh’s trial, there were reports of a fight between Jim Bob and Michelle.
Insiders say Anna maintained that Josh was innocent and that he blamed his parents for “projecting” him.
It seems that Anna feels that her husband was unjustly targeted because Jim Bob mismanaged Josh’s attack on his sisters.
Such an argument is difficult to understand, but then again, it is difficult to understand everything about Anna’s thought process.
“Anna denies it. Jim Bob tells people he’s protecting Josh and doesn’t talk to most of the family anymore,” a source told The Sun during the trial.
“Jim Bob says he and his wife Michelle are responsible for Josh’s arrest,” the insider added.
“Anna feels that this stems from how she dealt with her previous indecency scandal after her sisters were assaulted.”
Whatever the case, it turns out that Anna actually has some bad wishes for Jim Bob.
The news is somewhat surprising, as it is rumored that Josh will be with Anna Dugar for the duration of his sentence.
Even if these reports are untrue, Anna and her seven children now live in a hut-like building on Dugar’s property.
And since she has no job, no real-world work experience, and little formal education, it seems unlikely that Anna would be able to support her family in Josh’s absence without the help of Jim Bob and Michelle.
But insiders say Anna deeply denies her husband’s long history of predatory behavior, and it is possible that blaming Josh’s parents is the only way she can maintain her current level of confusion.
Some tell us that Anna has made a great gift for lying to herself in recent years.