State Attorney Jeff Ashton is the latest to come forward in the Ashley Madison scandal. Ashton, who was a former prosecutor on the buzzed-about Casey Anthony case, announced on Sunday that he had created an account on the popular cheating site.
Ashley Madison has been getting lots of unwanted press, as hackers have released confidential information about its users, who joined with the sole intention of having an affair. Just to give you an idea of the site’s intent, their slogan is, “Life is short. Have an affair.” Users that have been exposed include reality star Josh Duggar and famous YouTuber Sam Rader. Others that are in risk of being outed include, “a Hollywood actor, an NFL star, and a famous politician.”
As for State Attorney Jeff Ashton, said of his activity on the Ashley Madison site, “While I indulged my curiosity about the site, it never went beyond that. These were incredibly stupid choices.”
In a press conference, Ashton explained that he didn’t have an affair and that, “no laws have been broken.”
One interesting bit of information is that Jeff Ashton explained that he used a public wireless to sign into his account while in his office. He also didn’t use any government equipment to use the site. In the press conference, he reiterated, “As embarrassed as I am about what I did, I did not commit a crime.”
During his emotional apology he said, “I ask for the public’s forgiveness for my shortcomings, but those choices have had absolutely no impact on the performance of my official duties.”
He continued, “I regret that I have given ammunition to those who seek to discredit the work our office does. I am proud of the work and what we have accomplished thus far. But today, I’m not very proud of myself.”
As the Inquisitr reported, Josh Duggar also came out to publicly speak about being caught on the site. In a statement, the conservative reality star admitted to a porn addiction.
Duggar said, “I ask for the public’s forgiveness for my shortcomings, but those choices have had absolutely no impact on the performance of my official duties,” he said. “I regret that I have given ammunition to those who seek to discredit the work our office does. I am proud of the work and what we have accomplished thus far. But today, I’m not very proud of myself.”
Although the hacking might be fascinating, as it shares a peek into the world of famous figures, these hacks have reportedly been responsible for two alleged suicides. According to USA Today, Canadian police said the Ashley Madison hacks claimed two victims in unconfirmed suicides.
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