When the world first learned that Josh Duggar molested five young girls and his parents helped him to cover up his crimes, it was widely assumed that everyone involved would fade into obscurity, never to be seen again.
Instead, Jim Bob and Michelle quickly rebuilt their media empire, while Josh started filing lawsuits.
Josh lashed out in many different directions after being exposed as a dangerous pervert, but he was particularly angry at the police department of Springdale, Arkansas.
Josh felt the cops had violated his rights by releasing info involving his criminal record to reporters from Life & Style.
The judge in his civil trial disagreed in hilarious fashion.
The thing is, Josh’s lawsuit didn’t make any sense, and judges are usually pretty quick to pick up on that sort of thing.
Josh claimed that the police broke the law by releasing the records of a minor, even though he was 27 at the time.
He argued that he has the right to expect privacy — and later in the very same lawsuit, he claimed that the release of his records had damaged his ability to make money as a celebrity.
Like we said, the judge wasn’t crazy about Josh’s interpretation of the law or, ya know, the fundamental laws of logic.
“Josh Duggar notes that he has a ‘certain level of celebrity’ and that he engaged in public life,” the judge wrote in his ruling.
“Yet he claims that by appearing in a popular reality television series, being a leader in national, political, and civic organizations, and engaging in public speaking, he somehow was conducting himself in a manner consistent with an expectation of privacy.”
Today, the same judge laid another smackdown, and issued a public ruling declaring that the period of time in which Josh could have appealed the initial ruling has passed:
“The time afforded by the Arkansas Rules of Civil Procedure for the Plaintiff to respond has passed and Plaintiff has made no responsive filing,” the dismissal documents read.
“It is therefore, considered, ordered and adjudged, that this matter shall be dismissed with prejudice as to the re-filing of any claim, counterclaim, or filed herein.”
So that’s it.
Some hero cops exposed Josh Duggar for the child molester that he is, and they will not be punished for it.
Looks like there’s occasionally some justice in this world, after all.