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Fast-Disaster-7277

Sadly the book illustrates Matt's belief that he is to sit home and let Amy do most everything. Plus in it he's said he did not believe in being monogamous so there ya go.


Beginning_Welcome_87

Plus Matt did not build it. Most of what you see at the farm was by people wanting to get their company on TV. Matt is real big on product placement.


Beginning_Welcome_87

So true from someone that was there.


Remarkable-Claim-228

Anyone can write anything. Does not make it true


TPWilder

So you're saying Matt lied in his autobiography that he wrote before the show? I just want to be clear, as I have read the book and its not the only eye raising moment. You believe Matt lied in his autobiography?


Remarkable-Claim-228

I said the person that wrote the review of his book could have written a more negative review of him due to how they feel about him. I know he’s no saint. He’s been arrested for DUI even. I’m just saying I don’t believe he is the devil everyone makes him out to be and Amy is definitely not an Angel


TPWilder

The poster you're responding to specifically mentioned Matt's book. The review was about the first episode of the show. The book does indeed mention what the poster stated, and you said "Anyone can write anything" in response to a post about what Matt wrote in Matt's book. So, do you think Matt lied in his autobiography?


Remarkable-Claim-228

I haven’t read his autobiography so couldn’t tell you


FundiesAreFreaks

What irritates me the most is when people say Matt built up the farm and made it successful. No! The whole "fam damily" did! That farm wouldn't have made it to where it is today had it not been for the show which ALL of the family members participated in!


bennyroc190

Matts money and Matt's ideas. It's Matt's business it's not a family business cause Amy didn't like Matt's ideas. Amy just went along with Matt's crazy lifestyle. If Matt Chooses to sell or give away what he made that's his descision. Not people on reddit. Matt isn't perfect but he owns the property end of story.


md28usmc

My parents made me do work at their house and property as I was growing up, They were paying the mortgage and property taxes along with buying groceries for me to eat so pretty sure it's their damn property And me working at the property was my way of helping them out since I was not paying anything out-of-pocket If this is all about a transaction then Matt should have paid the kids to work pumpkin season and In return the kids should have paid for their own groceries, rent, clothing etc


TPWilder

Were your parents getting large paychecks so that you could be filmed every waking moment, including your dating failures as an acne faced teen and your failing grades in school? Did those paychecks mom and dad recieved for your lack of privacy get turned into home improvements and land purchases that you don't get because they fed you and clothed you and your privacy being sold is their decision to profit from as you have no rights as their child? You were just an object for them to profit from? To be fair, I get your point, and in a non reality show family, I think its fair. But a LOT of the money the show brought in got spent on improving the property.


Remarkable-Claim-228

And if that all bothered you so much as a teen (Zach), why did you not learn a trade and get a job instead of staying on the show exploiting your own children and not having any marketable skill for the future when the show ends?


Beginning_Welcome_87

I can tell you for a fact that would have not been allowed. By the production team or Matt because they would lose to much control


TPWilder

Its a fair point about Zach but it in no way means Matt and Amy didn't take advantage of their children and screw them out of profits. What about Molly? Frankly Matt sell the place and spend all the money as some people claim is his right. But Molly got sold out to reality tv and DID learn a trade and get a job to be free while Matt sits his ass on the property he bought with the money he earned selling her childhood. Does she deserve nothing? Zach's a lazy piece of shit, is Molly also dirty lazy scum sucking off Matt's teats too?


Remarkable-Claim-228

We know Matt and Amy screwed them out of profits because Jacob raised a huge stink about it and it was splashed all over the tabloids and social media (As he should). I never said a negative word about Molly. But I don’t get the mind set that Matt is supposed to sell out right now and just give everything to his children. He’s just in his 60s. He still has years to live. Plus with this opinion piece or review…anyone can write anything. If you don’t like Matt, you are going to write about him negatively and if you don’t like Amy she’s going to get the negative stance. We have no idea what Matt’s will says or what trusts he has set up for his children. In the mean time, the kids should take Mollys example and learn how to support them selves


TPWilder

You haven't said a negative word about Molly but you are raising the point that Zach needed to learn a trade in order to not be a lazy whiner. Well, Molly isn't a lazy whiner, and the issue is that Matt's property was earned off the backs of his children, and not Matt's own efforts. Matt's bedroom was never filmed, the camera crews never wandered in on Matt still asleep in his bed(even though Matt routinely slept in while Amy and the kids were up and getting out for school) Molly shares being routinely humilated and forced to do things "for the show" with her brothers. And the money earned, until Molly turned 18, went into building Matt's land empire that he's now trying to sell. That's why Molly is relevant here. Matt made money off selling her childhood (so did Amy, don't worry) and that money got spent on financial investments that solely benefit the parents. Zach's a lazy piece of shit, fine, so why isn't Molly due some of the money Matt and Amy earned selling her childhood? The review meanwhile is amusing because it was written in 2005 and was based off the first few episodes and the writer pretty much called out all the flaws.


Remarkable-Claim-228

Well, as I said, you don’t know their financials, what trusts, wills, etc are in place. What funds have been paid or still need to be paid. And it’s not all Matt. Amy bears responsibility here as well. She is profiting quite well from the sale of her share of the farm to Matt and her years on the show and now the addition of Chris as a cast member. And I still feel Zach needs to learn how to do something besides whine and complain because the show will not go on forever and now he has 3 little kids..all with the potential of health problems


TPWilder

I pretty clearly included Amy in this discussion. I also really have no concerns that she will divide her estate between her four children equally.


Remarkable-Claim-228

And what makes you so certain of that? She has a husband that should benefit from her estate when she passes, if he outlives her. You don’t know anything about Amy except what you see on the show, so you really can’t be sure of anything. Has she given her kids any of the money that she received from her share of the property? Has she paid them for sacrificing their privacy? NO


md28usmc

That's true but I'm a sure the kids do not have a leg to stand on because the TLC contract probably covered any of these loopholes where the kids could sue, If not imagine all of the Derricos kids suing their father because of the TLC checks going towards his real estate business


itsaniceday2220

Jill Duggar was successful at sueing for back pay from her time on 19 kids and counting. It wasn't much but she did get her money and prove her point.


md28usmc

I hope if Zach mentioned anything to Matt about getting back pay and that he built the farm with that money from TLC that Matt asked him if he's putting money away for Jackson and Lilah to give to them since they have been on camera since the day they were born


TPWilder

Oh TLC is very good at protecting TLC.


Ok-Persimmon-6386

You know what kills me... I didn't ask to be born at all... so these people who are like I gave them a roof and they need to work for it. What the hell? Like you made the choice to have kids. You had sex that started a life. It is not their job as a kid to do your job as a parent... Drives me nuts


Whateveryousaydude7

Fuck. That’s very millennial. Seriously? You can’t think that’s an excuse.


Ok-Persimmon-6386

Well i am a millennial. I grew up doing chores to earn my keep. I got grounded for weeks for not sweeping the waves. I feel, currently, it is my job to make sure my kid respects their things that we buy but it is not their responsibility to keep me and my house up. It is not their responsibility to take on house duties as a manner of "living". Yes they need to have responsibilities over time but we are not raising soldiers. I spent my life with a military family. My dad was gone 3 months at a time. It was stressful and 2 different environments. The expectations when my dad was gone versus when he was home were totally different. I am raising my children to be independent thinkers, they clean their spaces, but they are not responsible for spaces that they do not use. I have children who will be adults, not maids.


TPWilder

Like, I think there's a place where there's a line where parental obligation is met. Up until 18, maybe until 21,22 if college or trade school is pushed, then food, shelter, education (except college tuition) is to be expected as the parents obligation. Where Matt and Amy have some greater obligation is that the kids earned them a ton of money that they otherwise would never have received and most of that money went into vastly improving the home and buying property. All things that the kids had no access to or say over. Now, I don't think any of the Roloff kids are suffering from poverty but it is a fair point that Matt's holding the lions share of the financial assets earned from their labor.


FundiesAreFreaks

VERY WELL SAID! THANK YOU!!


Luna-Mia

Exactly! Without the kids there would have been no show. The TV show is the reason there were improvements on the farm which Matt takes credit for. Jacob complained he was paid $6 an hour for his time on the show which he never saw because Matt used it on the farm. Their childhoods were sold for that farm whether people want to look at them as lazy or not. Jacob was sexually assaulted by a producer which he would have been spared of had they never done the show.


dreadedicebreaker

Did your parents also exploit you for cash for a reality tv show during this time, showcasing your most intimate and vulnerable childhood moments for all to see? If not, you’re comparing apples and oranges and it doesn’t track to the situation.


md28usmc

In that case I guess all the kids from shows filmed by TLC are screwed such as Doubling down with the Derricos, John and Kate plus 8, 19 kids and counting, honey boo-boo, And the list goes on


InevitableTrue7223

Most of them are.


Ambitious-End-1066

Who the fuck wrote that??


TPWilder

Someone reviewing the initial episode back in 2005. It's hilariously spot on.


Fast-Disaster-7277

Wonder if that was like first or second season because I remember Matt having a conversation with Amy in his office and a stack of many copies of this very book was on his desk.


RogerClyneIsAGod2

Yep, nailed it. Not much has changed with most of them.


Ambitious-End-1066

Ahh gotcha lol