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The guy Josh Duggar pretended to be on Ashley Madison is suing him

Christina Marfice


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Christina is a reporter based in Boise, Idaho. She's a veteran vegetarian, a political junkie and a huge grammar snob. On the weekends, she can usually be found binging on Netflix, playing the piano or petting her cats, Daisy and Dandelion.

Watch out, Josh Duggar: The guy you pretended to be on Ashley Madison is coming after you

Not only did Josh Duggar cheat on his wife, but he used someone else's pics to do it.

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Now, Duggar is facing a lawsuit from the guy whose photo he used to flirt with women on social media and dating sites, including the cheating site Ashley Madison. Matthew McCarthy, a DJ and photographer, claims Duggar stole his identity by using his photo to lure women online, and now he wants Duggar to pay him for the humiliation he says he's faced. McCarthy says that since the scandal broke, he's gotten nasty emails from people calling him "Duggar's boy toy" and "DJ Duggar."

According to Daily Mail, Duggar found McCarthy's photo online after Googling "random guy." He used it for his Ashley Madison account, OkCupid and Facebook. All of the accounts were linked to one of Duggar's email addresses. Duggar was outed after hackers released information on user accounts for Ashley Madison.

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McCarthy claims in his lawsuit that being tied to Duggar this way caused him to lose some DJ gigs, and he's seeking damages to make up for his lost work. Meanwhile, Duggar, who lost his lobbying job at the über-Christian Family Research Council when the scandal broke, has been selling used cars to make ends meet, so we have the feeling McCarthy shouldn't get his hopes up for a big settlement.

The cheating scandal was just the latest blow during a pretty tough year for Duggar — months earlier, he admitted that he had molested several girls when he was a teen, including some of his sisters. Duggar's scandals ended up pushing TLC to cancel his family's reality series, 19 Kids and Counting.

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