Josh Duggar’s lawyers tried to get the charges filed by porn star Danica Dillon dismissed, but they failed in their attempt. According to Radar Online, Jan. 8, 2016, the judge denied the request and the case will proceed. Josh will have to tell in a court of law the events of what happened between him and Danica Dillon when he was with her for two nights of sex.
The court documents state Judge L. Kearney has given Josh Duggar until January 20 to answer the Complaint because Danica has a strong case against him. Then, on January 21, the case will proceed with their pretrial.
Earlier this month, Josh Duggar’s lawyers filed court papers to dismiss the case because they claim that Danica did not have enough proof that Josh was rough with her during their time together. They also believe that she indirectly admitted to being a prostitute because she exchanged sex for money.
Danica Dillon, whose real name is Ashley Stamm-Northup, accused Mr. Duggar of manhandling her and she compared his treatment to her to rape. She claimed that his treatment was so abusive that it left her with an anxiety disorder and she is suing him for $500,000.
Judge Kearney wrote, “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 were being raped.”
Josh Duggar has a history of sexual misconduct and last year it was publically revealed the extremity of his problems. When he was a young teenage boy, he sexually violated his four sisters and a babysitter. His parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar sent him to a Christian based home to get help. However, Josh allegedly did not get the help he needed and he became more skilled at hiding his actions.
Last year, it was revealed that he had fake Facebook accounts with porn stars and strippers on his friend list. His cousin allegedly bought one of his old computers and found porn on the hard drive. Then, when the Ashley Morgan website was hacked and all the members’ names and information were released to the public, Josh Duggar’s name was among them.
To find some peace from his problems and to receive help for his sexual addictions, Josh spent some time at Reformers Unanimous, a Christian-based rehab center set up to help people with addictions. However, Mr. Duggar left the treatment center two months earlier than he was supposed to. Still, from all reports, his wife Anna Duggar plans to stand by his side and raise their four children as a family.
Criminal defense attorney Lloyd Long III told In Touch that the “most likely crimes Josh could be charged with range from misdemeanor simple assault, which carries a maximum sentence of one to two years, or felony aggravated assault, which carries a 10-year to 20-year maximum sentence.”