Yesha Callahan, 34, the formerly anonymous single mother whose “women seeking men” Craigslist ad last month inspired married Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.) to tell her he was a divorced lobbyist, send her a topless muscle photo of himself and, on Wednesday, to quit Congress just hours after Gawker.com went public with the story.
Yesha Callahan, told the Washington Post that she shared 10 emails with the former congressman before she stopped.
According to the paper, Lee told her that he was a 39-year-old divorced lobbyist with a son, when in all actuality Lee is 46 and married.
Callahan said she traced his email to his Facebook page and that’s when she discovered that Lee was a politician in Western New York. She was amazed that Lee actually thought he was going to get away with lying and that’s why she decided to reveal the story to the website Gawker.
“I assumed that other people have probably come across him as well, and he had lied to them,” she said. “I felt annoyance at just the audacity of people thinking that they’re not going to get found out when they are lying.” she told the Post.