Michele Lee is the wife of Republican congressman, Christopher Lee. He has been caught with his shirt off, quite literally, and has since resigned. Get the details here.
Gawker broke this scandal today complete with this shirtless photo. Chris Lee allegedly responded to Craigslist’s “Women Seeking Men” forum when he saw a post from a 34-year-old woman who was searching for a man that didn’t look like a toad.
Well I am not sure he fits that bill, but he responded with a shirtless photo of himself, and the caption read: “Hope I’m not a toad. i’m a very fit fun classy guy. Live in Cap Hill area. 6ft 190lbs blond/blue. 39.. Lobbyist. I promise not to disappoint.”
After news broke, the Congressman released a statement saying he did not send off the emails, despite them being sent from his account.
“The Congressman is happily married. The only time he or his wife posted something online was to sell old furniture when they changed the apartment they keep in DC.”
However, three hours after the pictures and the story hit Gawker and spread like wild fire, Rep Chris Lee resigned.
“It has been a tremendous honor to serve the people of Western New York. I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents. I deeply and sincerely apologize to them all. I have made profound mistakes and I promise to work as hard as I can to seek their forgiveness. The challenges we face in Western New York and across the country are too serious for me to allow this distraction to continue, and so I am announcing that I have resigned my seat in Congress effective immediately. I have to work this out with my wife.”
If he was the one sending off these emails and pictures, I am not sure how he figured he would get away with it as a public figure. Not the brightest move.
I am very curious about his wife, Michele Lee, as I am sure you all are. Her name is not spelled Michelle Lee, as I quickly found out. I did some more digging and all I could find on her were these pictures. Chris’ biography states that he, Michele, and their young son Johnathan, reside in Amherst, New York.
This just makes me sad for their child. Such a selfish move. I hope things work out for this family, as their lives were turned upside down in a matter of hours.
What are your thoughts on Republican Christopher Lee and his shirt scandal?