A Democratic candidate running for the Virginia House of Representatives has denounced reports that she appeared on a porn website with her husband and asked viewers for “tips” in exchange for certain sexual acts.
Susanna Gibson, 40, a leading candidate in the high-profile race for a House seat, issued a statement on Monday calling the revelations of the videos “sleazy politics at its worst” and “an unlawful invasion of my privacy.” . Humiliating me and my family. “
“It does not scare me or silence me,” the nurse wrote in a statement to The Washington Post. “My political opponents and their Republican allies have proven they are willing to commit sexual crimes to attack me and my family because they will not cross any line to silence women when they speak out.”
Previously, the Washington Post and the Associated Press reported that videos of online sexual activity live-streamed by a pornographic website were archived on another website.
Ms. Gibson had an account on Chaturbate, a legal website that allows viewers to view live webcam performances that feature nudity and sexual activity, according to screenshots reviewed by The Associated Press. The Independent reviewed screenshots of the video allegedly posted to the Chaturbate account but could not independently confirm its authenticity.
The videos reportedly show Ms Gibson and her husband, John David Gibson, having sex before pausing to ask viewers for donations called “tips” or “tokens” in exchange for viewing a private broadcast or watching certain sexual behavior.
In at least two videos, she told viewers she was “raising money for a good cause,” The Washington Post reported.
In September 2022, a month after she announced her candidacy, more than a dozen videos posted under Ms. Gibson’s Chaturbate username were archived on Recurbate, a publicly accessible website, The Washington Post reported.
The two most recent videos were archived on September 30, 2022. However, it is unclear when the live broadcast will take place, according to The Washington Post.
Ms. Gibson’s attorney, Daniel P. Watkins, told The Washington Post that distributing the videos violated Virginia’s revenge porn law, which provides for the “malicious” distribution or dissemination of another person’s nudity. or sexual images with the intent to “sell,” which is a criminal offence. Coercion, harassment or intimidation. “
“The distribution of this type of material is illegal and abhorrent and we are working closely with the FBI. We will work with local prosecutors to bring those responsible to justice,” Mr Watkins said. “