Chris Lee Was Also Trolling for Transgenders

Two women come forward to say congressman emailed with them
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2011 4:54 PM CST
Craigslist Congressman Chris Lee Also Was Looking for Transgenders, Cross-Dressers
Rep. Chris Lee with his shirt on.   (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)

For a guy who only dabbled unsuccessfully in Craigslist dating, Chris Lee resigned post-haste, and Gawker thinks it now knows why: Two more women, both transgender and one a prostitute, have come forward to say that they corresponded with the ex-congressman after seeing an ad in which he sought "a sexy ts/cd that i can spoil."

"Yes, that's right," writes Remy Stern on Gawker: "a member of Congress posted a personal ad seeking transsexuals and crossdressers and even included a picture of himself, all without thinking twice, apparently." One woman had a near-identical shirtless photo of a man she alleges is Lee, but Gawker reports that ultimately both women stopped talking to the website. Click through for the photo and images of the ad. (More Chris Lee stories.)

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