All Plainfield, Indiana’s Trisha Elhossainy wanted to do was drive customers to her store, Trisha’s Treasures. Since, as everyone knows, sex sells, Trisha decided to hang some decidedly sexy blankets in her store windows. One blanket features a trio of blonds seen from behind: they’re wearing pink bikinis and the bottoms are thongs. But folks at the city’s municipal building across the street didn’t like the cheeks on parade, and city leaders told Trisha to take them down. She did. Now, she’s had a change of heart about censoring “the ‘mudflap girl’ blanket” and others, and she’s working with her attorney and the ACLU. She’s filed an injunction to stop the officials from interfering with her First Amendment rights. What do you think? [Fox59.com] Keep reading »
The National Enquirer planted the seed, and now everyone is trying to get to the bottom of the charges of “unwanted sexual contact” against Al Gore. On Al’s side is the fact that the police department saw “insufficient evidence” to officially charge him, and that, after giving an initial interview to the police, the masseuse canceled three appointments with officers before her lawyer explained that they’d be filing a civil case. However, the Portland Police Department’s “Confidential Special Report” and the transcript of the interview with the masseuse have been uncovered, and the charges in there are just foul. The nasty deets after the jump. Keep reading »
I almost thought my news feed would stop with the stories of Tiger Woods‘ “transgressions” now that he is back to golf and we have other philandering men to deal with, but Devon James has crushed that dream. The porn star recently claimed that her 9-year-old son, Austin T. James, is the result of a teenage fling she had with Tiger in 2000. James was among the long parade of ladies who admitted to having affairs with the golfer. She originally claimed that she and Woods had a two-and-a-half-year relationship that started when James’ friend invited her to a threesome with the golfer. Now she is saying the two-girls-one-Tiger tryst was not the first time she and the golfer came together. Keep reading »
So I know we have been going through a whirlwind of celebrity cheating scandals lately, and with some of them having over 10 mistresses, it’s hard to keep track of who is deceiving whom. But I am sure you can remember the tale of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford. Almost a year ago, Sanford disappeared for several days, later resurfacing in an airport returning from Argentina. News quickly spread. Turns out he’d run off to South America to be with his “soul mate”. He also admitted to “crossing the line” with over 20 other women throughout his marriage. Somehow all this hubbub didn’t get Sanford impeached, but he was censured and served with a divorce.
Well, now South Carolina is ready to put Sanford in the past with the upcoming election to replace him. While Sanford is guaranteed to be out, it looks like scandal is here to stay. Republican Nikki Haley, running to be South Carolina’s first female governor, is accused of having several affairs. Here we go again. Keep reading »
When Jesse James sat down for his “Nightline” interview, he had an interesting explanation for why he torpedoed his marriage to Sandra Bullock by cheating with multiple women—he was abused as a child. “[My dad] beat my ass pretty good a bunch of times. I was petrified of my dad … I was a terrorized kid,” he said. “My mind rationalized [cheating], ‘Well, you know, I might as well do whatever I can to like run her off cause she is going to find out what I am anyway and leave me anyway.’”
But Jesse’s dad, Larry James, is taking serious issue with this statement, and he sat down yesterday for an interview with Radar to say that the alleged abuse never happened. “When I watched Jesse on ‘Nightline’ last night, I was disgusted, horrified, and brokenhearted to hear what my son said about me because none of it is true,” he said. Keep reading »
was on “Nightline” last night and finally offered up a few answers for why he cheated on wife Sandra Bullock
, whether he’s a big ol’ racist, and if he went to rehab for sex addiction
. For starters, James says he was abused as a child and that much of his persona is a smoke screen to hide the fact that he’s a scared abused kid, whose dad broke his arm when he was 7 years old. Child abuse, he says, also contributed to his infidelity, telling ABC:
“I grew up with a huge amount of shame and fear and abandonment on my shoulders from a very young age and I think, you know, the way my mind rationalized [cheating], ‘Well, you know, I might as well do whatever I can to like run her off cause she is going to find out what I am anyway and leave me anyway … The struggle within myself for the things that I did … to damage marriage and my life and everything else, it’s all me. I’m doing it because, you know, I’ve basically never felt good enough for anyone.”
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What does a late-night talk show host do to top guest appearances by President Obama
on one night, Bill Clinton the next night, and Madonna
the following week? Well, if you’re David Letterman, you go on air and admit to having sex with your employees. The confession came last night when Letterman announced he’d been the victim of a $2 million extortion plot to expose sexual relations he’s had with female staffers. He first learned of the plot three weeks ago when he found a package in the backseat of his car one morning on his way to work. The package included “proof” of “terrible things” Letterman has done and a blackmail letter explaining a plan to write a screenplay about Letterman and his affairs unless he forks over $2 million. Letterman called the cops, they caught the guy with a fake check, and Dave testified this week in before a grand jury. His response to the claim that he’s banged female staffers? “My response to that is, yes I have. I have had sex with women who work on this show. Would it be embarrassing if it were made public? Perhaps it would, perhaps it would. Especially for the women.” He then says he wants to protect these people, his family, and hopefully his job. It’s just a hunch here, but I’d say his job is pretty safe. Clip above. Keep reading »
We’re not fans of the “sex scandal” road to success. (Ya hear, Levi Johnston?) But that doesn’t mean we still can’t learn something from a D-lister who paid the rent because the notches on their bedpost.
Former D.C. staffer Jessica Cutler got herself a book deal (The Washingtonienne) from having anal sex with Bush employees for money and blogging it. So The Daily Beast has turned to Cutler for her sage counsel after news this week that a married, born-again Christian senator, John Ensign of Nevada, wasn’t quite as into “family values” as he purported to be. (Ensign recently admitted to an affair with Cynthia Hampton, who is married to an aide in the senator’s office.)
But you don’t have knocked boots with a hypocritical politician to appreciate Jessica’s scandal-snuffing tips. After all, nearly everyone’s cell phone has a camera on it and lots of ex-boyfriends act like dicks!
After the jump, let’s see how Jessica’s advice for “scandalettes” in the public eye can work for us normal folks and our everyday dramas. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »
The Frisky just started tooling around on Twitter and a few of our staff have iPhones, which we kind of know how to use. But maybe we could learn a thing or two about putting these handy-dandy technologies to use in business by talking to one of our local streetwalkers. Apparently, the internet has become a useful tool for sex workers to spread their gospel, and, in the wake of the Eliot Spitzer scandal, also do a little public relations spinning. “Sex workers are sentient beings and we are very capable of speaking for ourselves,” Audacia Ray, sex worker advocate and author of Naked on the Internet: Hookups, Downloads and Cashing In on Internet Sexploration, told Wired magazine. “We are organizing politically and we do have opinions about the ways that sex work could be responded to differently by government and media.” When the Spitzer prostitution ring story broke, sex workers who are actively involved in the community wanted to have their voice hear on the issue, and used devices like the iPhone and programs like Twitter, Google Docs, and RSS feeds to be on top of hearing and responding to the breaking news. When did hookers become so…nerdy? [Wired] Keep reading »
A political sex scandal is a headline writer’s dream. So, were they creative enough when typing up this week’s big bombshell about now former-New York Governor Eliot Spitzer?
The New York Post: “Ho No!”; “Hooked!”
The New York Daily News: “Pay For Luv Gov”; “Hooker Happy”
Newsday: “Trystin’ In The Wind”
Frankly, we’re a little disappointed. The NY Post, after all, is the paper that came up with the headline “Close But No Cigar” after the Senate failed to convict President Clinton in 1999. However, the aftershocks of this scandal are sure to be felt for at least a little while longer, so maybe they’ll take it up a notch. Keep reading »