“Craigslist Congressman” Chris Lee Resigns In 3 Hours After Gawker Published Article About Him

Posted Feb 10, 2011

Gawker had posted an article yesterday about Rep. Chris Lee. Lee is a married Republican that had posted pictures of himself topless on Craigslist. Gawker also published an e-mail correspondence between him and a 34-year old woman he met after she put an ad in the “Women for Men” section. Three hours and a half hours after Gawker published the article, Chris Lee resigned from his position.

Gawker blogger Maureen O’Connor broke the story and was interviewed on Piers Morgan. A 34 year old woman reached out to Gawker saying that she had “a crazy chance encounter with a congressman.” Check out the video below: