By Holly & The Ashley
Did he or didn’t he?
Josh Duggar is finally speaking up about what really happened between him and stripper/adult film star Danica Dillon last year. The disgraced 19 Kids and Counting star, who, according to Entertainment Tonight, once admitted to having consensual sex with Danica, is now claiming in new legal papers filed this week that he did not have sex with her. In fact, Josh said in the newly filed motion that he has never even met her!
In legal documents obtained by Radar Online this week, Josh now states that he’s never met Danica, and that he has never been inside the strip club that Danica claims to have met him at, nor the hotel where the sexual encounters supposedly took place. In the documents, Josh claims to have an airtight alibi to back these statements up, including photographs and video documentation showing that he was somewhere else on the dates in question.
In November, Danica filed a $500,000 law suit alleging that Josh “assaulted her to the point of causing her physical and emotional injuries” during their trysts. She claims this happened on two separate occasions when she met ol’ Joshy at a strip club in Philadelphia in March 2015 and he paid her $600 for lap dances. (Because why wouldn’t a man who’s made his livelihood touting “family values” be at a strip joint?)
Danica says Josh invited her up to his hotel room and paid her $1,500 to have sex with him. It wasn’t your typical quickie, however. She said Josh “manhandled” her to the point where she felt “as if she were being raped.” She said she met up with Josh for sex a second time a few months later and he was rough with her again.
In December, Josh asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Danica, but this week the judge denied that request.
“We decline to grant Duggar’s motion to dismiss at this early stage of litigation where [Danica] alleges Duggar treated her roughly, caused physical injuries, and she felt ‘as if she was being raped,’” Pennsylvania Judge J. Kearney stated.
Josh’s lawyers argued that Danica “did not provide anything more than a formulaic recitation of elements of assault and/or battery.”
They also claimed her story didn’t add up.
“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, wrote in court documents.
Danica painted a different picture. In an interview with ET in September, Danica explained her version of the events.
“He threw me on the bed and, in all honesty, though it was consensual it more or less felt like I was being raped,” she said. “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.”
Josh’s attorneys have until January 20 to respond again. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for January 21 in Philadelphia.
In the past, Josh has admitted to being unfaithful to his wife, Anna, and to having an addiction to watching p*rn. He’s also admitted to molesting five young girls (four of whom were his sisters) back when he was a teenager. He’s been in a faith-based rehab facility since he was caught cheating in August.
(Photos: TLC, Twitter)