If one of the first questions you asked yourself after seeing Stefano Rosso’s lineup announcement for Wednesday night’s HotRod was, “why hasn’t Matt McCarthy been DJing in West Hollywood for so long?” you wouldn’t be alone…
And now maybe we have an answer. In a lawsuit against former Family Research Council executive and reality TV star Josh Duggar, McCarthy, who used to bartender at Micky’s and Eleven and DJ’s under the name MVRK, claims to have lost business due to Duggar using McCarthy’s image on the straight dating site Ashley Madison to catfish people, and McCarthy’s lawyers are taking it to court.
Josh Duggar, the disgraced Christian reality TV star and former executive director of the Family Research Council, a Washington-based lobbying group that “seeks to advance faith, family, and freedom in public policy, is being sued by Los Angles-based D.J. Matthew McCarthy, who claims Duggar used his image to solicit sex online.
McCarthy is seeking undisclosed damages, according to People for Duggar’s wrongful use of his photo on his Ashley Madison profile, a website that facilitates extramarital affairs. McCarthy says he’s lost work and was harassed because of it. He also cites a long list of residual effects: “prolonged pain and suffering, anxiety, depression, embarrassment, humiliation, loss of self-esteem and extreme and severe mental anguish and emotional distress including but not limited to frequent panic attacks, disruption of sleep and insomnia, mood changes, fits of anger, a loss of interest in pursuing both professional and personal endeavors, and a complete loss of self-confidence,” the file claims.
The Family Research Council does enough to harm the gays without causing personal grief to members of our West Hollywood community as it is.
We hope Matt is feeling better and that WeHo turns out to show him how we support our own on Wednesday at HotRod!