Josh Duggar's motion to dismiss exotic dancer Danica Dillon's battery lawsuit rejected by Pennsylvania judge
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/08/2016
Josh Duggar filed legal documents on December 30 to dismiss adult film star Danica Dillon's battery lawsuit against him, but a judge denied the motion Wednesday.
Dillon, whose real name is Ashley Stamm-Northup, accused 27-year-old Duggar of causing her "physical and emotional injuries" during paid sexual encounters last year. Although Dillon admitted the sex was consensual, she said the former 19 Kids & Counting star was too rough and it was ultimately traumatizing.
"We decline to grant Duggar's motion to dismiss at this early stage of litigation where Stamm-Northup alleges Duggar treated her roughly, caused physical injuries, and she felt 'as if she was being raped,'" determined Pennsylvania judge J. Kearney, Entertainment Tonightreported.
Duggar reportedly has until January 20 to respond to Dillon's allegations. She's asking for $500,000 in damages.
In the motion Duggar filed late last month, he confessed to having sex with Dillon for money on two separate occasions but denied any brutality.
Duggar claimed the exotic dancer "did not provide anything more than a formulaic recitation of the elements of assault and/or battery," Duggar's lawyer, Jeffrey A. Conrad, argued in the court documents, according to ET.
"Her labels and conclusions are not adequate, particularly because she states that she consented to physical and sexual contact in exchange for payment."
In November, when Dillon sued Duggar, she told In Touch Weekly under a lie detector test that the father of four "manhandled" her and "tossed" her around like "a rag doll."
"This was terrifying... I actually really hope that his wife [Anna Duggar] leaves him and takes his children away from him and leaves him a lonely, bitter man. I don't think he deserves happiness," she told the magazine.
Duggar is currently in a faith-based rehab center in Rockford, IL. He sought help after confessing in August he had cheated on his wife using the website Ashley Madison and developed an addiction to porn.
These startling admissions came only three months after he also owned up to molesting six girls -- two of whom were his own sisters Jessa Duggar and Jill Duggar -- about 12 years ago when he was 14-years-old.