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Jessica Cutler Washingtonienne Scandal
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The reason this blog covered the scandal in such depth is because it was a shameless (and successful) attempt to get people to visit and link to the blog. When I was writing articles on topics such as pay at time of service healthcare, no one wanted to read them. But then I started to write about a sex scandal, and named names, and the hits started pouring in!
Discovery of Jessica's Washingtonienne blog
The scandal began on May 18th, when the blogger Wonkette posted a link to Jessica Cutler’s blog, the Washingtonienne, on her website.
Under the pseudonym Washingtonienne, Jessica Cutler (photo, left, from her college newspaper), who was a Staff Assistant for Senator Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, documented her sex life for two weeks. She wrote about having sex with six different men, including a “sugar daddy” who pays her for anal sex, and a Chief of Staff of a government agency, appointed by President Bush, who also pays her for sex.
Shortly after Wonkette posted the link, the blog was discovered at Jessica’s office, and Jessica was promptly fired. Her original blog quickly disappeared (for reasons not yet known), but an archive site appeared a day later. You can still visit the archive and read her entire blog.
If you are looking for a shorter summary of the blog, check out my post Jessica Cutler’s blog, Washingtonienne, analyzed.
Jessica Cutler in the spotlight
The story had a few days of fame, with several mentions of it in Richard Leiby’s Reliable Source Column in the Washington Post, a story in the New York Post, and a segment on Fox News featuring both Jessica Cutler and Ana Marie Cox (the real name of blogger Wonkette). Playboy offered a large amount of money to Jessica Cutler and Ana Marie Cox to pose nude. A publisher showed interest in a book deal.
On the Saturday night after the story broke, Ana Marie Cox and Jessica Cutler went out partying and drinking together. Photos were taken. The faux-lezbo picture shown at the left is from their night of revelry. Ana Marie is on the left and Jessica on the right.
Jessica Cutler’s sex partners: naming names
Although Jessica disguised her sex partners, she didn’t do a very good job because she just used the initials of their real names. Two of her partners were quickly identified on the internet. Robert Steinbuch (photo, left) is a lawyer who works for Mike DeWine and he is also a part time ethics instructor. Matt Doyle is the staffer for Joseph Lieberman in charge of hiring interns. He hired Jessica Cutler for her internship with Lieberman’s office. The impropriety of having sex with the very interns he hired was quickly noted on the internet.
There was speculation on the internet regarding the identity of her two older sex partners who paid her for sex. People looked for all the Chiefs of Staff with the initial “F.” Currently, John Flaherty is the favored choice because all of the other candidates with the appropriate initial have been ruled out for one reason or another. Of course, no one knows if the story is even true, or if Jessica Cutler perhaps changed the initial to disguise the identity of the guilty.
The lies unravel
It was soon discovered that Jessica had lied about her age. She told the Washington Post, the New York Post, and Fox News that she was 24, but it turns out that she was really 26. Her birthday is May 18, 1978.
It was then discovered that Jessica Cutler also lied about having a college degree. She attended Syracuse University in New York, but never graduated.
Jessica’s shameful lies had the effect of discrediting her whole story. Speculation on the internet currently is that Jessica Cutler and Ana Marie Cox schemed to create this scandal for publicity purposes.
The lastest shocking news
In an interview with Nerve, Jessica Cutler admitted to having an abortion. In an email to Wonkette, Jessica Cutler admitted to regularly using illegal drugs.
On July 1, it was reported by the New York Times that Jessica Cutler sold her book for a "substantial six figures." The exact amount was rumored elsewhere to be $300,000.
In an article appearing in the Washington Post of Sunday, August 15th, Jessica Cutler claims her IQ is 140. It is also reported that Joseph Lieberman investigated Matt Doyle but no action was taken against him.
On May 16, 2005, Robert Steinbuch filed a lawsuit against Jessica Cutler for revealing personal details about their relationship on her blog.
Jessica Cutler's book, The Washingtonienne, is now available for purchase.
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After the third week, there wasn't much else to write about. The scandal pretty much died out.