Last week, cheating spouses everywhere panicked when the adultery website Ashley Madison was hacked, and the names of the 37 million users were leaked to the press.
Since the hacking, reporters have been combing through the names of the cheaters, and one of them was VERY surprising. According to Daily Mail, Jeff Ashton, the State Attorney for Orange and Osceola counties in central Florida, had an account on the website.
Ashton earned national fame when he unsuccessfully tried to prosecute Casey Anthony for the murder of her young daughter, Caylee. Though the vast majority of Americans believed Anthony was guilty, Ashton was not able to make a jury come to the same conclusion, and they found her innocent.
“I am looking for someone who has fantasies we can act out,” Ashton wrote on Ashley Madison. “Who know what she wants and isn’t afraid to ask for it.”
“You must be discrete, not looking to change my situation just want to get excited again,” he continued, adding that “a big toy collection is a plus.”
Ashton has tried to backlash since the hacking, and he has controversially refused to resign from his post.
“While I indulged my curiosity about the site, it never went beyond that,” Ashton said. “They were incredibly stupid choices. I ask the public’s forgiveness for my shortcomings but those shortcomings have had absolutely no impact on the performance of my official duties.”
Ashton claimed that he signed up for the site two years ago out of curiosity, but he added that he never used it to cheat. His website’s biography says that he, “has four adult children from previous marriages, and he and his wife Rita have three younger children.”
Though he refused to resign, Ashton acknowledged that what he did was wrong, and that this gives his political opponents some major ammunition against him.
“Today, I’m not very proud of myself,” Ashton said. “The post may have been political motivated but they had every right to do it. I did something incredibly stupid and I should have been called on it.”
Do you think Ashton should resign? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.