The Duggar family can’t seem to escape the drama that is Josh Duggar. Four months after leaving Christian rehab following his cheating scandal, the former “19 Kids and Counting” star is facing yet another legal battle.
Josh, 28, is being sued by Matthew McCarthy, a Hollywood, California, DJ who claims the father of four unlawfully used his photos on the affair facilitating site Ashley Madison, OkCupid and Twitter, TMZ reports. McCarthy says he’s been humiliated since Josh’s connection to the cheating service was revealed last year and has been receiving messages calling him “Duggar’s boy toy,” among other insults. McCarthy is suing for wrongful use of his image and unspecified damages.
McCarthy’s lawsuit comes nearly one year after he spoke out about Josh’s use of his photos. In August 2015, he told TMZ that he lost a DJ gig and blamed it on his connection to the scandal. “He feels this is somehow defamation of character, and he’s considering his legal options,” the site reported.
— (((Claire Huxable))) (@dashingclaire) August 24, 2015
This is far from the first time Josh has been sued following the reveal he was unfaithful in his marriage to wife Anna Duggar. Former adult film star Danica Dillon filed a lawsuit against Josh in November 2015 alleging he "assaulted her to the point of causing her physical and emotional injuries” during a consensual, sexual encounter and asked for $500,000 in damages. As was reported by People, Dillon dropped the suit in February, two months after Josh requested a dismissal.
While Josh is embroiled in yet another legal battle, his family is currently prepping for Season 2 of their TLC spinoff “Jill and Jessa: Counting On.” Viewers will get to see Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s sixth oldest, Jinger Duggar, enter into her first official courtship and accept a marriage proposal from former professional athlete Jeremy Vuolo. Sources close to the show have confirmed Josh will not be a part of the new episodes.