In a lawsuit filed today in Philadelphia, adult actress Danica Dillon alleges that she “felt as if she were being raped” by Josh Duggar after a March appearance at a Center City strip club.
Philly attorney Marc J. Frumer filed suit today on behalf of Dillon, who has starred in such films as This Ain’t Avatar XXX, among many other titles. Dillion first told her story to In Touch Weekly in August.
Josh, the oldest of the Duggar children, starred with his parents and siblings on the TLC TV show 19 Kids and Counting from its debut in 2008. The show was canceled this May after In Touch obtained a police report in which Josh’s father, Jim Bob Duggar, said Josh had confessed to molesting five underage girls when he was a young teenager. He later said he “acted inexcusably, for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret.”
He was later revealed to have a paid Ashley Madison account after that website’s database was breached, and subsequently went to rehab.
The lawsuit alleges that Duggar first met Dillon during one of her performances at The Gold Club, off 15th Street in Center City, in early March. “He walked into the Gold Club like a normal patron and said he’d been a fan for a long time and has watched my career grow — he even said from before my boob job until recently — and that he loved watching my very first scene on [an adult website],” Dillon told In Touch earlier this year. “Then it got creepy.” The suit says Duggar paid $600 for lap dances at the Gold Club. Read more »
Kathleen Kane and Frank Fina. (Kane: Matt Rourke/Associated Press; Fina: Jason Minick/Associated Press)
A group of former prosecutors involved in the Pennsylvania porngate scandal have sued Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, Philadelphia Media Network — as well as one of its newspapers, the Daily News — and Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Chris Brennan in federal court.
The prosecutors, who include Frank Fina, say Kane retaliated against them for “exposing” her alleged lawbreaking. They accuse her of leaking grand jury information and defaming several of the plaintiffs by accusing them on CNN of viewing child pornography, among other things.
“Upon assuming office,” the lawsuit reads, “Defendant Kane has misused the power of her office, and its publicly funded resources, for the purpose of silencing her critics through a pattern of intimidation, attempted blackmail, and vindictive retaliation against those persons who have lawfully exposed Defendant Kane’s falsehoods, unlawful activities, and violations of her oath of office.”
The plaintiffs are Frank Noonan, Rick Sheetz, Randy Feathers, Fina and Marc Costanzo. Noonan was the Pennsylvania AG’s chief of criminal investigations and, later, state police commissioner. Sheetz was a career prosecutor who worked under Tom Corbett. Feathers was a longtime narcotics investigator who most recently was a member of the state’s parole board. Read more »
Sam Melrath at work | Melrath and his fiancee (photos courtesy Sam Melrath via Facebook)
Sam Melrath is a 22-year-old transgender man from Northeast Philadelphia, and he is suing the Giant Food Store on Huntingdon Pike in Huntingdon Valley, accusing the store of discriminating against him due to his gender identity. Read more »
Former SEPTA Deputy Police Chief David Scott (top center), pictured with City Councilwoman Cindy Bass, City Councilman David Oh, and SEPTA police officers in a 2012 SEPTA photo.
David Scott was a SEPTA transit police officer for over 30 years and served as deputy SEPTA police chief for over 18 years. After retiring a few years ago, he consulted with the United States government on anti-terrorism, and now he is suing Secretary of State John Kerry and others, claiming he is the victim of racial discrimination. Read more »
Naked Wines is an Oregon winery with an unfortunate series of suggestive wine names, such as Penetration Cabernet Sauvignon, Oh! Orgasmic Barbera, Cougar Semi-Sparkling White, and Bareback Sweet White. Their unfortunate marketing campaign consists of slogans like “I Get Naked Regularly” and “We Just Got Naked.” And now Naked Wines is suing Prism Brewing Company in Bucks County over Prism’s “Naked” beers. Read more »
Tasty Baking Company headquarters in Southwest Philadelphia (image via Google Maps)
Usually, the biggest controversy to come up surrounding Philadelphia’s Tasty Baking Company (aka Tastykake) is whether Krimpets are really better than Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes. But now a former Tastykake employees has filed a federal lawsuit against the century old manufacturer, claiming he was discriminated against because he is a black Muslim. Read more »
The Apple Store in King of Prussia (photo via Apple.com)
With all of the sleek toys and gizmos in stock at the Apple Store, it’s no shocker that the company is vigilant about loss prevention — both with employees and the general public. But now former employees of one Apple Store in the Philadelphia area are crying foul. Read more »
Journalist Dustin Slaughter (left via LinkedIn)
These days, Dustin Slaughter is best known as the co-editor of alternative news website The Philly Declaration as well as a self-described “public records zealot.” But a few years back, he was a prominent associate of Occupy Philly. (Remember them?) And now he is suing the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency in connection with that movement. Read more »
In case you’ve forgotten the text messaging scandal that erupted in the Coatesville School District in 2013, allow us to give you the Cliffs Notes version: Coatesville School District Superintendent Richard Como and Coatesville High School athletic director Jim Donato were forced to resign after they were caught trading inexcusably offensive text messages using their district-supplied cell phones, leading to national headlines like “Pennsylvania School Officials Sent the Most Racist Texts Ever.” (Thanks, Gawker.) And now, two years later, the chickens have come home to roost in the form of a federal whistleblower lawsuit. Read more »
Carlee Costello via her Twitter profile photo
Delilah’s Den is best known as Philadelphia’s most “high-end” strip club, but according to one former employee, the establishment has been bilking the women who work there for years. Read more »