Republican official signed up to Ashley Madison 'for research'

Bethan McKernan@mck_beth
Friday 21 August 2015 11:00

People all over the world are dealing with the implications of alleged marital infidelity since the Ashley Madison hack.

One individual whose email was revealed to be signed up to the affairs website is Jason Doré, the executive director of the Republican Party in Louisiana, who has stated that the account in his name was made for "opposition research"

Doré told the Times-Picayune that the account under his real name and address was created as part of work for his law firm Doré Jeansonne:

As the state's leading opposition research firm, our law office routinely searches public records, online databases and websites of all types to provide clients with comprehensive reports.

Our utilisation of this site was for standard opposition research. Unfortunately, it ended up being a waste of money and time.

The anonymous hack of Ashley Madison's user database shows Doré ‘s account was signed up for the site in 2013 and to date he has spent $175.98 (£111.99) to date on membership.

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