Robert Steinbuch, a staff attorney for Senator Mike DeWine as well as a part time ethics instructor, filed a lawsuit yesterday against Jessica Cutler for revealing personal (and pretty darn embarrassing) details about their relationship on her blog. The Smoking Gun has a copy of the complaint available online.
If you’re not familiar with the Jessica Cutler story, you can visit my Jessica Cutler page which explains the whole thing.
You have to love item 11 of the complaint:
Cutler’s public blog described in graphic detail her ongoing sexual relationships with six men, including Plaintiff. At the time of his relationship with Cutler, Plaintiff did not know that Cutler was simultaneously engaged in sexual relationships with another man, let alone five other men, and let alone that she was prostituting herself to some of them.
And in case you’re wondering about some of the graphic detail, it involves “spanking. (Both giving and receiving.)” Jessica also wrote:
So it turns out that RS cannot finish with a condom on. He can barely stay hard. So he ends up taking it off and humping away at me. Maybe I forgot to tell him that I'm on the Pill. Note to self...
I also learned that he was a cop, so he has scary police shit like handcuffs in his closet. He implied that we would be using them next time, which is intriguing, but I know I'm going to get scared and panicky. (Which would probably turn him on.)
It should be noted that Mr. Steinbuch wasn’t a real cop, but rather an auxiliary police officer.
I think this lawsuit, besides being quite humorous, raises some interesting questions about blogging. Jessica Cutler certainly isn’t the only person to reveal personal and embarrassing details about others in her blog. To what extent can you be held liable for spilling the dirt about someone you know?