Josh Duggar attracts controversy. After his previous scandalous deeds surfaced online, the former “19 and Counting Star” is making headlines again after filing a Federal Lawsuit against a Springdale City officials.

Latest lawsuits filed

On Thursday, Josh Duggar’s attorney filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court against Springdale city officials. The actor blamed the defendants for releasing information connected to the alleged sexual abuse he committed against his sisters.

It was stated in the lawsuit that there was a violation of the actor’s right to due process as well as invasion of his privacy.

It pursues $75, 000 in lawyer’s fees, damages, and a jury trial. Four of his sisters earlier filed a separate lawsuit against the Washington County officials and Intouch Weekly magazine.

In May 2017, his sisters Joy Duggar, Jessa Seewald, Jinger Vuolo, and Jill Dillard filed a case against Northwest Arkansas officials. The accusation stated that the police documents were released to InTouch magazine that in turn published the sensitive information. The federal claim stated that the act violated the right to due process of the sisters and invaded their privacy.

Josh for his part initially attempted to be a part of his sisters’ lawsuit. However, he withdrew his request without any explanation just last June 2017.

Effects of the published information

In the federal lawsuit that Josh Duggar recently filed, it was stated that the actor has suffered a significant amount of emotional distress, embarrassment, and mental torment. In addition, it also caused him economic, professional, and reputational harm.

While his sisters are now back in the TV show under a new reality TV series, “Counting On,” Josh lost his employment. The scandal prompted him to leave his work at the Family Research Council. He was not also able to come back in the new TV series.

Moreover, the lawsuit also claims that the actor’s traumatic experience as a minor was brought back. Moreover, it cited that In Touch magazine exaggerated the actor’s experiences for financial gains.

On July 3, the Springdale officials filed a motion to scrap the federal lawsuit filed by the Duggar sisters over their claims of improper release of classified documents. The motion argues that the lawsuit filed against the office fails to state the claim that the officials have immunity.

Currently, there is no new information if the state will file the same motion to Josh Duggar’s lawsuit filed against them. We will continue to give you the latest updates as soon as we get more information.

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