AshleyMadison.com -- the dating website for married people -- had its six-millionth signup today, May 18, at noon. "We gave the member 1,000 free credits for being the monumental signup," says Caitlyn Coverly, the AshleyMadison.com media relations spokesperson. (While it's free to sign up for AshleyMadison.com, contacting people isn't. Users buy "credits" and must use them whenever they want to chat up a new person. A thousand credits typically cost $249.)
This coincides with Indiana Congressman Mark Souder's cheating confession and resignation. Souder, a Republican proponent of abstinence and family values, confessed that he's been having an affair with a staff member, and resigned today. He is married and has three grown children and two grandchildren.
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Rep. Mark Souder and TracyJackson
Indiana Congressman Mark Souder has decided to resign his seat after an anonymous tipster revealed that the eight-term Congressman had an affair with his aide, Tracy Jackson. Throughout his career, Souder -- who previously had denied the affair -- has been a supporter of "traditional family values."
ESPN baseball analyst Steve Phillips acknowledged having an affair with Brooke Hundley, a 22-year-old assistant at the cable network. Brooke sent a graphic letter to Phillips' wife, Marni, describing their sordid relationship.
In front of a nationwide "Late Show" audience, David Letterman admitted he had engaged in sexual relationships with female employees on his show. Later it was revealed that one of those women was long-time production assistant Stephanie Birkitt. The confession was triggered by an alleged extortion plot concocted by Birkitt's former boyfriend, CBS News employee Robert "Joe" Halderman.
When 22-year-old Monica Lewinsky was serving her country as a White House intern, she was also serving President Bill Clinton some hardcore canoodling. Ultimately, Clinton had to admit to the country and to his wife Hillary that he indeed did "have sexual relations with that woman."
In 1980, Jessica Hahn was a 21-year-old secretary at the Christian television program "The PTL Club." She says in December of that year, she was drugged and raped by her boss, married televangelist Jim Bakker (a claim he denies, saying he was set up).
She later posed for Playboy.
Mark Foley and Unnamed Congressional Page
The Mark Foley scandal, which broke in late September 2006, involved sexually explicit e-mails and instant messages sent by an underage Congressional page. Following the revelation, several former pages came forward alleging inappropriate contact with Foley, some dating back at least 10 years.