Josh Duggar’s Motion In Porn Star Lawsuit Denied By Judge

Josh Duggar received news yesterday that Judge Mark A. Kearney has denied Duggar’s request that Danica Dillon provide evidence of claimed damages by a certain date. The judge previously provided an extension to Danica regarding the evidence, and that extension still stands. Dillon has claimed $500,000 in damages in a lawsuit she brought against Duggar in November. As reported by Radar Online, Mr. Duggar claims he has never met Dillon, has never been to the hotel or strip club mentioned in the suit, and was not in Pennsylvania on the date in question. He also states that he has an alibi to prove his whereabouts on the date in question.

The lawsuit charges that Josh Duggar treated Dillon so roughly during their sexual encounter that she “felt as if she were being raped,” according to a report from Daily Mail. In the request that was just denied by Judge Kearney, Duggar and his attorney, Jeffrey Conrad, state the following.

“Presumably, if this matter is of such importance to her that she would file a public complaint, make accusations about Defendant on national television and demand more than half a million dollars, producing some documentation of her losses and injuries and the names of people who have knowledge about her allegations within the time set by this Court and required by its rules should be feasible,” Duggars’ attorneys huffed in January 8 documents. “In fact, Defendant believes it should be a priority.”

Josh Duggar allegedly committed these acts in March and April of 2015. Dillon states that they met in a strip bar in Philadelphia, where Duggar paid her $600 for lap dances, and then another $1,500 to have sex with him in his hotel room. Mr. Duggar previously asked, in a motion he filed in December, for the charges to be dismissed due to lack of evidence. That motion also cited the fact that Dillon consented to sexual contact in exchange for payment.

She countered that she did agree to sex in exchange for $1,500, but that once the sex began, it turned violent. She alleges that Duggar acknowledged his “tortuous behavior” about a month later and offered an apology. A second sexual encounter followed, according to Dillon, and it was as violent as the first encounter. She claims that as a result of Duggar’s behavior, she is currently being treated by a psychiatrist for anxiety that is “similar to post-traumatic stress disorder.”

It’s unknown whether Josh Duggar will take the stand, but Dillon’s attorney, Marc Frumer, has stated that if he does, he will likely be asked about his sexual history. This would likely bring up the molestation of his sisters and a family friend that he admitted last year. Frumer believes it would be admissible, because it shows a pattern of violence toward women.

Josh Duggar has been married to his wife, Anna, since 2008. She has publicly declared that she will not seek divorce as a result of his actions. They have four children together (5-month-old Meredith Grace, 2-year-old Marcus, 4-year-old Michael, and 6-year-old Mackynzie.) In recent months, he has admitted to multiple affairs and is currently in a faith-based rehabilitation clinic for a sex addiction. Regarding his actions, he wrote the following in August.

“I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife… I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him.”

He admitted the five counts of molestation in May, 2015. The reality show about the Duggar family, 19 Kids and Counting, was cancelled in July.

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