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Adult film star sues reality TV star Josh Duggar, alleges assault during sex

Josh Duggar

Josh Duggar, seen here at the Arkansas state Capitol in August 2014. Porn actress Ashley Stamm-Northup filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Duggar, claiming the reality TV star assaulted her on two occasions when consensual sex in Philadelphia turned rough.

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An adult film actress is suing Josh Duggar, claiming the reality TV star assaulted her on two occasions when consensual sex turned rough.

Ashley Stamm-Northup, known as Danica Dillon in movies, filed the lawsuit Tuesday. She says Duggar approached her at a Philadelphia strip club in March and paid $600 for lap dances. She alleges he then paid $1,500 for “her company” and they had sex at a hotel.

During the act, she claims, he “physically assaulted her to the point of causing her physical and emotional injuries.” A few days later, he came to a suburban Philadelphia strip club where she was performing, she says, and tried to apologize for his earlier actions. The lawsuit says she was then assaulted a second time. She’s seeking $500,000 in damages from the former star of TLC’s now-canceled “19 Kids and Counting” reality show.

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Stamm-Northup’s lawyer, Marc Frumer, said Thursday his client didn’t go to police with her allegations.

Two calls to a Duggar family attorney and an email to a family spokeswoman weren’t returned Thursday.

The reality show chronicled the wholesome home life of Arkansas couple Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their many children. It was pulled from the network in May over revelations that Josh Duggar had molested four of his sisters and a babysitter. He’s the oldest of the Duggar siblings.

In August, he publicly apologized for a pornography addiction and for cheating on his wife.



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