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Court Face Off! Josh Duggar & Danica Dillon Set Hearing In Porn Star's Battery Lawsuit

Josh Duggar Porn Star Battery Lawsuit
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Dec. 30 2015, Updated 10:59 p.m. ET

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Though he currently resides away from the public eye in an Illinois rehab facility, Josh Duggar has finally responded to a porn star's battery lawsuit against him, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.

On December 23, the disgraced sex addict's lawyers filed a notice of removal in order to transfer the case from Pennsylvania state court to federal district court.

According to United States District Court documents obtained exclusively by Radar, Duggar's attorney Jeffrey A. Conrad argued that the suit belonged at the federal level since neither Arkansas native Duggar nor the Plaintiff, porn star Danica Dillon (real name: Ashley Stamm-Northup), are citizens of Pennsylvania, where the sexual battery incidents allegedly took place.

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Three days later, a magistrate judge ordered the parties to convene at an initial pretrial conference on January 21 at the U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Judge Kearney ordered Duggar to file a memo on January 11, and Dillon to file her response by January 19.

Lead counsel is required to attend the hearing. Since Duggar, 27, is expected to remain in rehab until late February, it is unlikely that he will also attend.

As Radar previously reported, Dillon, 28, accused the disgraced Christian values activist of attacking her during two paid sex sessions in seedy Pennsylvania hotels earlier this year.

"Defendant manhandled Plaintiff and physically assaulted her to the point of causing her physical and emotional injuries," her attorneys stated in the documents, filed on November 17. "Indeed, Plaintiff felt as if she were being raped by the Defendant."

In a previous interview, she claimed Duggar choked her and neglected to wear a condom during the first encounter. He even allegedly stiffed her when it came to their agreed-upon payment of $1,500.

The married father of four confessed to cheating on his wife Anna, 28, and becoming addicted to porn in August, following Gawker's report that he was a member of affair-seeking website Ashley Madison.

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