Hollywood DJ Says Josh Duggar Used His Photo For OKCupid Profile
We present to you a tale of two Duggars. There's Josh Duggar, the 27-year-old former family values counselor who recently admitted to cheating on his wife after reports came out that he had an Ashley Madison account. And then there's the fake Josh Duggar, a Hollywood DJ who says the real Duggar used his photo for an OKCupid account.
Matthew James McCarthy, 30, who looks like a much hotter Duggar, told TMZ that he was shocked to find out Duggar used his photo for the dating site. If you Google "random guy," the third result is the exact photo used in the OKCupid profile, one of McCarthy wearing a muscle tee and taking a selfie in the mirror:
McCarthy told TMZ that he lost a DJing gig after the club thought he was involved in Duggar's scandals. He hasn't contacted Duggar about it though. Despite losing this DJing gig, he told Gawker it hasn't affected his career.
"It hasn’t really affected me from a working standpoint or anything," McCarthy said. "It’s not like I lost any work or lost any money or anything like that. But at the same time, I am concerned, and I don’t want it to hurt my image or anything. I do think I’m a pretty nice guy."
The OKCupid profile has since been taken down. Gawker found the OKCupid account after sifting through hacked data from the Ashley Madison, a website that helps spouses find cheating partners, that suggests Duggar had two paid and active accounts on the infidelity website. The outlet reported last week that upon searching on OKCupid for his purported Ashley Madison email handle, "joesmithsonnwa," they found it had an account on OKCupid with the same handle. The account was last active in September of 2014. The details in the profile share some similarities with Duggar's life, like how he lives in Washington, D.C., which is where he used to work at the Christian lobbying group, Family Research Council. It also described him as being a "strictly monogamous" Christian who had an executive-level job.
McCarthy hadn't even heard about the Duggars until his old high school teacher sent him a Facebook message out of blue wondering if he was involved in a sex scandal. McCarthy told Gawker:
A teacher of mine from high school messaged me on Facebook, who I haven’t even seen or talked to in year. And she was like, “Hi Matthew, I hope you’re doing well. I think you’re doing well—but I saw some article, and you’re in the news about some sex scandal...” I was just like, “No, no, no, no that’s—that’s not me.” It was so weird—it’s just kind of crazy to have someone I haven’t spoken to in so long message me about it.
That's when he did some research on Duggar, and found out about why the now cancelled TLC 19 Kids and Counting reality TV star was making headlines.
On the heels of the Ashley Madison reports, Duggar publicly admitted last week to being unfaithful to his wife and having a secret porn addiction. During the time his purported Ashley Madison account was active, Duggar was married and working as the executive director of the Family Research Council, a lobbying group that was founded to "champion marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society."