Ashley Madison Cheating Website expose claims first big name victim
Josh Duggar paid nearly $1,000 for two Ashley Madison subscriptions, according to Gawker.Credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images
Looks like another scandal is brewing for Josh Duggar. Gawker reported on Wednesday, Aug. 19, that the former 19 Kids and Counting star may have spent as much as $986.76 for two subscriptions on AshleyMadison.com — a site that helps married people find others for affairs.
Embrace: An officer exchanges hugs outside the funeral today in San Antonio for Capt Michael Gorhum
'I know that he was offered jobs with police forces elsewhere, but he turned them down because he didn't want to uproot his family.
'He was without a doubt a very courteous man with a great sense of humor. He always had a joke to tell.'He was a very loyal person and looked to help other people. He made it to the rank of captain in the seventh largest city in the country. He was a very smart man.'Calvey said he simply did not believe that the officer was on the site, even on common sense grounds.
'As a professional who ran the San Antonio vice department, he knew where all those kind of traps were with such a thing as Ashley Madison,' he said. 'He was a smart detective…you just don't use your work email for these type of things. 'He ran internal affairs...so lets say he didn't go on Ashley Madison and somebody maliciously used his email address? You don't make friends when you are in charge of internal affairs. 'He was as straight laced as one could be. He did everything by the book.' 'Mike could have been a chief of police in other forces, but he always put his family first. His wife is a principal and his children were at school or college and he would attend their functions.
Off duty: Michael Gorhum was a tae kwon do student who recently achieved his fifth degree black belt. His instructor said they called him
Tributes: Friends of the dead officer including businessman Joe Calvey (left) and his martial arts instructor In Mook Kim (right) said they did not believe he would have cheated and that he would have been well aware of the dangers of using an official address
Calvey added: 'I don't think his life should be defined by this. When I was with Mike and his wife recently, they seemed as happy as any couple could be. She was proud of him too.
'I think he had to have had depression which nobody could see.'His tae kwon do instructor, Grandmaster In Mook Kim,81, said: 'He was a fifth degree black belt and a fine man who I had known for 25 years.'He would always come to classes at midday so that he could spend his evenings with his family and I used to jokingly call him "Noon Class Man". We will miss him a lot.'The officer's funeral took place today at the St John's Lutheran Church in San Antonio, attended by his Darlene, son Zachary and daughter Abigail.His father Robert, who is a retired police officer and his mother, also Darlene, were joined by his mother-in-law Claudine Michalek and his siblings John, Robert, Anissa and Carin in leading the mourning.The pall bearers included John and Robert and his brother-in-law Glenn Michalek. His widow, children, nieces, nephews and other family members followed alongside senior police officers and service men.Around a thousand mourners were joined by police colleagues and motor cycle outriders accompanied the hearse to the Resurrection Cemetery where the senior policeman was cremated. Cycle police also lined to salute their friend and colleague.
Liar and cheat: Josh Taekman was proven to be on the website even though he claimed he was not. He used his credit card 62 times and sent 33 private pictures on the site - despite first lying to Daily Mail Online about it
Questions: A profile for Robert 'Hunter' Biden exists in the leaked data with an email address which is still active. He claims it was not set up by him. But the vice-president's son, himself a Supreme Court lawyer has refused to answer questions about how a credit card registered to his name and address was used on the site
The service was led by Reverend Erin Weaver and Reverend Judith Miller and the hymns were 'When Peace Like a River, 'Lamb of God' and 'My Hope is Built on Nothing Less.'The eulogy was delivered by police colleagues Capt Gary Smith and Sergeant Ken Davis from San Antionio Police Department.Outside officers hugged and consoled each other as 'Amazing Grace' was played by a piper and the church bells rang while the casket was carried to the hearse.The impact of the Ashley Madison leak has spread since it happened earlier this month.Hackers made all 35 million user records available. Some appear to involve public figures, while others appeared to be related to official email addresses.Daily Mail Online revealed that Josh Taekman, the husband of Real Housewives of New York star Kristen Taekman, was a prolific user of the adultery site.Taekman lied about his use of it when it was first exposed, claiming he was the victim of 'fraudulent' activity, even though his credit card had been used 62 times. He then admitted to being a member.And Robert 'Hunter' Biden, the son of the Vice-President, has denied he had a profile when it was revealed there was one in his name, using his email address.But he has refused to answer questions over how a credit card registered in his name at his Washington address was used on the site - a piece of information not disclosed when he made his initial denial.The site itself has offered a $500,000 (Canadian) reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of hackers.
Hackers released stolen data — including email addresses — about the site’s members on Tuesday night. Avid Life Media, the company that owns the infidelity website, confirmed that some of the stolen data released was legitimate, according to Reuters.
Gawker found that a credit card in the name of Joshua Duggar, with a billing address that matches the home of the Duggar family grandma Mary, was used to pay for two subscriptions between February 2013 and May 2015.
The site also pointed out that the leaked data indicates the person using the account was looking for someone who is interested in “one-night stands,” “experimenting with sex toys,” someone who can teach me,” “open to experimentation,” and more. The user’s predilections for potential partners, according to the data reviewed by Gawker, include “professional/well groomed,” “short height,” “high sex drive,” “natural breasts,” “girl next door,” “naughty girl,” and more.
Duggar, 27, is married to Anna, who frequently appeared on the family’s hit TLC reality show. The couple are parents to four young children.
In May, reports surfaced that Duggar had molested five underage girls — four of whom were his younger sisters — 12 years ago, when he was 14 years old. He later apologized and said in a statement posted to the family’s Facebook page that he had confessed to his parents when he was still a teen.
Anna and his family, including parents Jim Bob and Michelle, and sisters Jill and Jessa — who came forward as two of his victims — have stood by him through the scandal. Josh, who had been the executive director of the conservative lobbying group Family Research Council, resigned from his position after the scandal broke.