A senior aide to U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers resigned yesterday just before Politico.com reported that a former porn actress he dated had tweeted a photo of his penis to the Upper Arlington congressman’s Twitter account.
Adam Kuhn, chief of staff to the GOP congressman for the past two years, acknowledged that he “ was the victim of an attack on Twitter from a woman I had a relationship with in my personal life,” in a statement to Politico.com and its newspaper that covers Congress and Capitol Hill.
“I realize and apologize (that) I had used poor judgment in my personal life regarding this relationship,” Kuhn said in the statement. “The woman who posted this has reached out to me to apologize.”
Courtney Whetstone, a Stivers spokeswoman, said that Stivers “accepted Adam Kuhn’s resignation today. The office is not commenting on his personal life,” although she did say Kuhn resigned before Stivers’ office had been contacted by the news media.
According to Politico, Kuhn, who is single and reportedly made $130,000 a year, dated Jennifer Roubenes Allbaugh, who calls herself Ruby, according to her Facebook page. She reportedly has made more than 200 porn films and is from northeastern Ohio.
“I hate you, AJK, you selfish pompous a-----e,” Allbaugh tweeted June 21, according to Politico — referencing Kuhn’s initials. “Now we’re even.”
Politico reported that Allbaugh was angry with Kuhn for breaking up with her and retaliated with the photo to Stivers’ account. Contacted by Politico, Allbaugh called herself a “disgruntled former girlfriend.”
By Jack Torry - The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)
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