Some say the truth will set you free. For any of the approximately 37 million users recently exposed by a security breech at an online dating site that boasts marital affairs, the truth has made them prisoners of public and domestic shame. And, as everyone from the White House to the Real Housewives grapple with this shame, it seems there are also approximately 37 million reasons as to why anybody could possibly be found on the online dating website known as Ashley Madison. “Research” is the number one answer. Right. According to US Weekly Sept. 2, “Completely innocent” is the answer of Josh Taekman, husband of model Kristen Taekman from “The Real Housewives of New York City.” He was recently caught exposed on the Ashley Madison leak. While some of Kristen’s besties are rushing to her aide to brush the whole thing off with a happy housewifey laugh,People Magazine revealed a different side of the story Sept. 3. People’s Close Source has indicated that, indeed Kristen is as embarrassed as the 30 million other wives who just discovered their husband’s Internet search history.
And the hubs of the Real Housewives aren’t the only ones that have some explaining to do. The Washington Post reported just last week that over 15 thousand government employees have been exposed in the Ashley Madison hack. Over 40 addresses in the Washington Post report have even pointed to the White House.
Ashley Madison is of course the online dating website whose mission is to provide discretion in relationships. Ashley Madison even guarantees discretion for the low, low price of $250. Life is short, why not, have an affair, according to Ashley Madison.
This tagline became all too real, and life all too short for some this Summer when a group named “Impact Movement” engaged in a security breech against the website that exposed the personal information of more than 30 million users. Millions have been dealing with the aftermath ever since. Not many people are coming forward to say, “I want my money back for not guaranteeing discretion, Ashley Madison.”
But a lot of people from the Duggars to the Housewives are coming forward to offer their rushed “explanations.” To date, a number of costs of the Ashley Madison hack have been exposed. The least costly expenses range from political pickles to public shaming in the gated community of the Real Housewives in the Big Apple.
At the extreme end of the spectrum, the “life is short” tag line became all too real for the two suicides associated with the Ashley Madison hack. And those are the only ones that have been reported. Additionally, gay men in countries like Saudi Arabia are hoping the tag line doesn’t hit too close to home. The Globe and Mail reports some are fleeing their countries to ensure just that, that their life isn’t any shorter than it needs to be already.
For “The Real Housewives of New York City,” that is the least of their problems. Last month one couple of the Housewives franchise was outed as once having been a member of the cheating website. Josh Taekman, husband of Kristen Taekman was outed last month with the expose and has been trying to brush it off ever since. And according to US Weekly Sept. 2, Kristen’s besties from the show “The Real Housewives of New York City” are rushing to her aid.
Heather Thomson, also of “The Real Housewives of New York City” has told US Weekly “exclusively” this week that, what Josh did was no big deal.