Model Sues Josh Duggar Over Ashley Madison Photo

Matt McCarthy says Duggar stole his image
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2016 10:55 AM CDT
Model Sues Josh Duggar Over Ashley Madison Photo
This Aug. 29, 2014 file photo shows Josh Duggar.   (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

Matt McCarthy, a Hollywood DJ, photographer, and model, is suing Josh Duggar for damages, claiming the scandal-plagued reality star used McCarthy's photo for his online profiles, Courthouse News Service reports. TMZ says those profiles included one on cheating site Ashley Madison, and that Duggar is also accused of using McCarthy's image on Twitter and OkCupid. McCarthy says he's been humiliated by the scandal and that people are calling him "DJ Duggar" and "Duggar's boy toy."

TMZ reported last year that Duggar apparently found McCarthy's picture by Googling "random guy." At that time, McCarthy said he'd already lost a DJ gig over the perception that he was somehow involved in Duggar's porn-and-sex scandal. The Hollywood Reporter and Gawker also delved into the issue last year, reporting that McCarthy's photo appeared on an OKCupid profile apparently set up by Duggar and seeking "casual sex," in addition to the Ashley Madison profile. Back in the present day, TMZ notes that Duggar is reportedly working at a car dealership now that he's no longer on reality TV. (Read more Josh Duggar stories.)

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