The Duggar family of 19 Kids and Counting fame can’t seem to catch a break. Even when the show was in its heyday, haters found much to dislike about the family’s seemingly innocent message. Michelle Duggar was disliked for recording robocalls that portrayed transgenders as child molesters. Jim Bob Duggar was disliked for how his wife encouraged others to help their marriage by having sex if their husbands wanted it, even if they felt too tired.
When the Josh Duggar molestation sandal broke, the floodgates opened. Allegations that the Duggar family had covered up the activities at the expense of the victims rocked the 19 Kids franchise so badly that TLC pulled the show from its lineup, with no news as to whether it will return.
But like how did Jim Bob Duggar lose when he ran for senate?? His family is like over half of the population of Arkansas
— Mikaila Havener (@mikailaftw) July 9, 2015
The fallout has spread to other family members. Every time an in-law or distant relation of the Duggars posts to social media, it splashes in the tabloids, with fans and haters alike looking for clues as whether the Duggar’s might be back on TV anytime soon.
The latest victim of this is Jim Bob Duggar’s brother-in-law, Terry Jordan. Jordan is married to Jim Bob’s sister and has made appearances on 19 Kids and Counting. Jordan is known on the show for making paintings featuring Bible verses.
In court documents someone managed to snoop up in Arkansas, a woman who Jordan admittedly had unprotected sex with alleged that:
“Terry Jordan willfully engaged in sexual intercourse with the Plaintiff…knowing at the time of the sexual intercourse that he was a carrier of the herpes simplex virus.”
The intercourse took place in late 1991, and the lawsuit in 1992. The woman sued for $10,000 in actual damages and $1,000,000 in punitive damages.
Jordan responded in court documents that he never had herpes, and that a recent exam by a doctor proved he did not. He said the woman left after sex “with a smile on her face.”
The case was dropped when the plaintiff did not show up to court or answer questions posed to her.
Herpes has been jokingly called “the gift that keeps on giving.” This man is now 52 years old. He probably never thought an old, unproven allegation of herpes would end up somehow affiliated with a nationally-scandalized television show.
#EndARomanceIn5Words That's how you get herpes.
— Jeremy O'Kelley (@JeremyOkelley) July 10, 2015