Judge Denies Josh Duggar's Motion to Dismiss Danica Dillon Lawsuit

by Jackie Willis 7:46 AM PST, January 08, 2016
Playing Judge Denies Josh Duggar's Motion to Dismiss Danica Dillon Lawsuit

It's more bad news for Josh Duggar.

On Wednesday, a judge denied the former reality star's motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him for battery by adult film star, Danica Dillon, whose real name is Ashley Stamm-Northup. "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,'" Pennsylvania judge, J. Kearney, determined.

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The 27-year-old will have to respond to Dillon's allegations by Jan. 20. 

Duggar's motion was filed on Dec. 30 and argued that Dillon "did not provide anything more than a formulaic recitation of the elements of assault and/or battery."

"Her labels and conclusions are not adequate, particularly because she states that she consented to physical and sexual contact in exchange for payment," Josh's lawyer, Jeffrey A. Conrad, argued in the court documents.

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In his motion, the former 19 Kids and Counting star stated that he did in fact have sex with Dillon for money on two occasions. She is now asking for $500,000, alleging that he caused her "physical and emotional injuries" during these meet-ups. 

In September, Dillon sat down exclusively with ET and went into detail about her alleged physical encounters with the oldest Duggar son.

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"He threw me on the bed and, in all honesty, though it was consensual it more or less felt like I was being raped," Dillon claimed. "I never said no, I am going to have to reiterate that, I never told him no. But I did push him back and push him off and say that's too rough that's too rough."

Here's more of Dillon interview with ET: