The Woman Behind ‘Craigslist Congressman’ Chris Lee’s Downfall

February 10, 2011  |  

(Loop21) —

In the midst of an embarrassing scandal broken by the gossip and media blog Gawker, Rep. Christopher Lee (R-NY) resigned from his seat in shame. In less than three hours from when the story broke on Wednesday he was suddenly in retreat. Denials of a computer hack turned into needing to spend time with the wife. But who was the woman at the center of the drama? And how did it all really go down? “Dating in D.C. sucks,” she said as we chatted by phone late Wednesday night, mere hours after Lee’s resignation. “You know the women outnumber the men and therefore the men have their way. It’s like easy pickings for the men. They have so many options. They have people in Maryland. They have women in D.C. They have women in Virginia. They have women on the Internet. Therefore, living in D.C., everything is at your disposal. A lot of women take people’s word as bond. They don’t investigate.” But she did. And the end result was a resignation from Congress.

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