Josh Duggar Witch Hunt: Internet Scrambles to Dig Up Other Dating Profiles

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Was Josh Duggar also on OkCupid, in addition to reportedly being an Ashley Madison member?

In the wake of the news that Josh Duggar reportedly paid for an Ashley Madison membership, websites and Internet sleuths are trying to determine whether the former 19 Kids and Counting star was also on other dating sites.

After receiving tips from the Internet, Gawker pointed out that searching Duggar's alleged Ashley Madison email handle "joesmithsonnwa" provides one other result on Google: an OkCupid profile with the username joesmithsonnwa.

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The profile since has been taken down, but screenshots show a 27-year-old man from Alexandria, Va. Before his child-molestation scandal, Duggar and his family lived 15 minutes away from Alexandria, in Oxon Hill, Md.

The photo attached to the account is not Duggar. Gawker reported it is model Matthew James McCarthy, whose photo is one of the top Google images results for "random guy."

Another reason people are linking the profile to Duggar is that the user last appeared online in Sept. 2014, which is approximately the same time Duggar's reported credit card stopped paying for the first of his Ashley Madison accounts. Duggar was the executive director of the Family Research Council, and this user lists his occupation as "politics."

Joesmithsonnwa also said he is a Christian who never smokes, drinks or does drugs. His salary is listed at $100-$150,000, and he is looking for "casual sex" while being the "strictly monogamous type."

Screengrab Courtesy of Gawker

Before the profile was taken down, people in the comments section of Gawker posted screenshots of joesmithsonnwa's answers to OkCupid questions. According to those, the user said he has not been faithful in past relationships, feels there are circumstances in which a person is obligated to have sex with him and does not feel LGBT people should have children.

However, Duggar did not graduate college, and joesmithsonnwa said he did. There is no hard evidence linking this user to Duggar, but the Internet is continuing to search for signs of alleged infidelity. Duggar has not yet responded to these allegations.

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