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08/05/2016 04:31 pm ET Updated Feb 04, 2017

Man Whose Photo Josh Duggar Used On Dating Sites Seeking Restitution In Lawsuit

When "catfishing" goes so, so wrong ...

The man whom Josh Duggar misrepresented himself as on OkCupid and Ashley Madison dating profiles has filed a lawsuit against the former reality star to seek restitution for being inadvertently connected to the Duggar family, TMZ first reported on Thursday. 

Hollywood DJ Matthew McCarthy says his good name has been damaged in light of Duggar’s seemingly endless string of scandals ― sexual molestation of underage girls, adultery, unprecedented levels of hypocrisy ― and is seeking undisclosed damages. 

He claims that he’s suffered in his professional life, as some venues have refused to book the DJ because of his affiliation with the famous family. 

To add insult to catfishery, McCarthy, who hails from a “a strong-knit Catholic family,” says he regularly receives harassing messages calling him “Duggar’s boy toy” and “DJ Duggar.”

According to People, the DJ takes issue with the “extreme and outrageous” use of his image as outlined in the court filing, as well as the emotional distress, including depression, humiliation and loss of self-esteem, he’s incurred since his image was circulated widely. 

He also believes that Duggar, who has largely avoided the public eye in 2016, “acted willfully, maliciously and impressively ... with full and deliberate disregard for the consequences [to McCarthy].”

After Duggar’s cheating scandal first made news, he quickly entered a rehabilitation facility and released a statement on the Duggar family blog to express his deepest regrets. 

“I have been the biggest hypocrite ever,” he wrote. “I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him.”

Amen. 

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