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N.Y. Rep Resigns After Claim He Sent Shirtless Photo to Woman on Craigslist

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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Rep. Christopher Lee resigned from office Wednesday after a report claimed the married Republican congressman sent a shirtless photo of himself to a woman on Craigslist

The New York congressman formally submitted a resignation letter to House Speaker John Boehner.

"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," he said in a statement.

"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."

Earlier Wednesday Lee, asked by Fox News about the report as he was walking to his car, said he was not willing to talk about the issue, adding "I have to work this out with my wife." 

 

According to the report, he used a Gmail account, which was later deleted, to contact the woman, claiming to be a divorced lobbyist. Lee is married with one son. The article said Lee at first sent a normal picture of himself and then sent a "PG-13 muscle picture" -- the picture published by Gawker showed a shirtless man posing in a mirror. 

"Thanks...so do you always send shirtless pics to women from cl?" the response e-mail said, according to the correspondence published online. 

"Sorry. Its all I had," the sender replied. 

Lee told Fox News he had not read the Gawker story and would not confirm whether he was the man in the photograph. Lee's office also said there would be "no comment from our office at this time." 

A Lee spokesperson earlier told Gawker that the congressman believed he'd been a victim of hackers, noting that Lee sent a message to his staff about a security breach on Jan. 21 -- though the published e-mails were dated a week earlier. 

Fox News' Chad Pergram contributed to this report. 

by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Feb. 9, 2011 at 6:33 PM
Lol...at least it wasn't a dude in an airport bathroom! Lol
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LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Feb. 9, 2011 at 6:38 PM
Just because its on the internet doesn't mean it's private! Dumbass.
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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Feb. 9, 2011 at 6:42 PM
You'd think they would know better by now...


Quoting LauraKW:

Just because its on the internet doesn't mean it's private! Dumbass.

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tericared
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 6:52 PM


Quoting LauraKW:

Just because its on the internet doesn't mean it's private! Dumbass.

duh


candlegal
by Judy on Feb. 9, 2011 at 7:16 PM

I bumped this so you would see it was already posted.

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