The Ashley Madison hackers released hundreds of emails linked to the man behind the infidelity site that seem to reveal the CEO had multiple affairs, despite claims he stayed faithful to his wife.
The emails sent to and from website founder Noel Biderman were exposed during the second dump of data stolen from Ashley Madison’s parent company, Toronto-based Avid Life Media.
In a note accompanying the emails, which begin in 2012 and seem to detail Biderman’s relationship with a Toronto student and two other women, hackers said: ‘Hey Noel, you can admit it’s real now.’
In the first instance detailed in the leaked emails, Biderman and a Toronto woman corresponded for more than two years and often discussed meeting at hotels and coffeeshops, BuzzFeed reported.
The substance of the emails revealed the woman, first identified as ‘Melisa from the spa,’ was a student with a boyfriend who was being compensated for her time by Biderman.
When their arrangement hit a rocky patch after she felt guilty, Biderman got her a job interview at Avid Life Media for an ‘Spanish/English customer service representative’ and wrote: ‘I will also have a good ‘signing bonus’ for you :).’
She did not end up taking the job and their digital correspondence ceased.
In the second affair detailed in the emails, Biderman wrote to a woman to tell her he would reimburse her for cab fare and that he was ‘fantasizing about later this evening :)’.
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