Josh Duggar is headed for a jury trial in the Ashley Madison lawsuit brought against him by a D.J. and model. The latter is claiming damages, after alleging Duggar family's eldest child used his images on the adult website.
Los Angles-based D.J. Matthew McCarthy has alleged Josh Duggar stole his image for use on Ashley Madison and OkCupid to solicit sex. Josh's actions reportedly brought him infamy and led to loss of work, People reported, while quoting from the lawsuit McCarthy filed. The D.J. further alleged that his "religious" family was hurt and the reality star's actions were malicious and deliberate.
[Josh] acted willfully, maliciously and impressively … with full and deliberate disregard for the consequences [to McCarthy]" and that McCarthy "reasonably fears that he will continue to be shunned, avoided, embarrassed and subjected to ridicule.
Trouble began for Josh and Duggar family after allegations of him fondling minors, including four of his sisters, made headlines in 2015. His name then appeared in the hacked user database of Ashley Madison, which led Josh Duggar to confess he had been unfaithful to his wife, Anna Duggar.