Kids, stop sexting: Congressional aide fired after porn star tweets intimate pictures

Congressman Steve Stivers is a second term Republican from Ohio.  Until recently, Adam Kuhn served as his Chief of Staff.  That all changed last week, when a porn star tweeted out a picture of Kuhn’s genitals…that Kuhn’s had texted to her.

Here’s what happened.  A little less than two weeks ago, a porn star named Jennifer Rougenes Allbaugh (aka “Ruby”) tweeted out a picture of Kuhn’s penis.  She sent the pic to Kuhn’s twitter account as a mention, meaning it was publicly visible.  Allbaugh later said that the two had a relationship, which Kuhns’had ended.  Upset at the end of the relationship, Allbaugh sought to humiliate Kuhn’s by sending out the pic.  In another public tweet, Allbaugh said, “I hate you, AJK, you selfish pompous a—hole … Now we’re even.”

In a statement to Politico, Kuhn said:

Over the weekend, I was the victim of an attack on Twitter from a woman I had a relationship with in my personal life. I realize and apologize I had used poor judgement in my personal life regarding this relationship. The woman who posted this has reached out to me to apologize.

Allbaugh has since deleted her Twitter account.

I suppose this story, more than anything else, is geared towards a younger generation for whom sexting is all too common, with half of all young adults containing some sort of sexting content.  This story is a fantastic warning of the dangers of doing so.  A man lost his career because of poor judgement and a bitter ex-girlfriend, and will likely face the ramifications from this poor decision for years to come.  Please, please, don’t sext.

Update 7/24: As correctly noted by a commenter, the original version of this post transposed Kuhn’s and Congressman Stivers’ name.  I have corrected the error and I apologize for the mistake.

3 Comments

  1. What a tool! I mean, as a youth I think a lot of us did the usual “You show me yours, I’ll show you mine” – but at least there then was no permanent record. Not any more!

    The more of this I read, the more I fear for younger kids. My sister’s two girls are monitored using autodetection *and* supervision, using things like http://www.PCsherriff.net for laptops and http://www.selfiecop.com for phones and tablets. She also (tries to) restrict access to particular times, particular places, etc. Sure, they kinda hate her for it, but perhaps she’s saving them from themselves?

    Of course, kids are so goddamn inventive, they always find a way round. Maybe a bit of “Big Brother” is the only way on this?

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  2. Second paragraph is incorrect information. Did anyone proof this before publishing??? It was Kuhn’s body part in the photo, not the Congressman’s! Kuhn had the relationship with this woman.

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