Gawker Blogger Oust Craigslist Congressman Chris Lee

Poor thing was soo shocked about the release of his half naked photograph being expose on the Internet. Gawker posted pictures of Rep. Chris Lee, a married Republican congressman serving the 26th District of New York, posing topless on Craigslist. Last night on Piers Morgan Maureen O’Connor, the Gawker blogger also posted email correspondence between Lee and a 34-year-old woman he had initially met after she’d put an ad in the “Women for Men” section of Craigslist.
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The Gawker blogger oust Congressman, Chris Lee in less than three hours once the blog post became live. Lee resigned and he has not even met the woman? Lee reportedly told the woman that he was a 39-year-old divorced father of one and a lobbyist. He then told Fox News, “I have to work this out with my wife.”
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Lee released this statement:

It has been a tremendous honor to serve the people of Western New York. I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents. I deeply and sincerely apologize to them all. I have made profound mistakes and I promise to work as hard as I can to seek their forgiveness.

The challenges we face in Western New York and across the country are too serious for me to allow this distraction to continue, and so I am announcing that I have resigned my seat in Congress effective immediately.

According to Gawker, the 46-year-old married Republican responded to a listing posted last month by a 34-year-old woman looking for “financially & emotionally secure” men who “don’t look like toads.”In an email, sent from an account admittedly registered to Lee, someone reportedly replied, claiming to be a 39-year-old, “6ft 190lbs blond/blue,” “divorced” “lobbyist.”

After a few flirty back-and-forths, the woman told Gawker that Lee sent her a picture of himself, sans shirt.

Asked for comment, Lee’s spokesman provided a denial and claimed that the congressman’s email account had been hacked.

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“The Congressman is happily married,” the spokesman told Gawker. “The only time he or his wife posted something online was to sell old furniture when they changed the apartment they keep in DC.”

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