Collage 1979 Yorkville Wrestling Team, John Ellis Kristi Browne

Jury selection begins Sept.20 in the James Doe v Dennis Hastert lawsuit trial. (Top photo) Hastert's 1979 team.  John Ellis (lower left) is representing Hastert. Kristi Browne (lower right) represents Doe. (Top photo provided; bottom photos for by James Wyman)

Judge Robert Pilmer ruled on Thursday that the identity of James Doe can be revealed during jury selection on Sept. 20.

Judge Pilmer said that Doe's real name will be used throughout the trial.

Doe is suing former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Dennis Hastert for $1.8 million in a breach of contract case.  Hastert promised Doe $3 million and paid Doe $1.7 million between 2010 and 2014.

Doe wrestled for Hastert when the former Speaker taught and coached at Yorkville High School in the late 1970's. 

Doe attorney Kristi Browne wanted to keep her client's name confidential during court proceedings since Doe was a minor at the time he was sexually abused by Hastert at a summer wrestling camp when Doe was between eighth and ninth grades.

However, Hastert attorney John Ellis argued that not using Doe's real name would hurt his client.

Judge Pilmer then gave his ruling.

Hastert's attorney Ellis did not speak to reporters following Thursday's hearing.  Doe attorney Browne was asked her reaction to the judges ruling on revealing her client's name.

Judge Pilmer also ruled on Thursday that discovery depositions of Doe's sister-in-law and her husband can be used as evidence depositions during the trial.

That trial is scheduled to begin on September 20.

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