Florida State Attorney Jeffrey Ashton says he committed no crime on the Ashley Madison infidelity website and will not resign his post.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 23, 2015) (NBC) – Florida State Attorney Jeff Ashton on Sunday (August 23) admitted that he had subscribed to the Ashley Madison affair website, NBC reported.
But Ashton insisted he never he committed no crime will not resign, saying he was just curious about the site.
“While I indulged my curiosity about the site, it never went beyond that. While no laws have been broken, these were incredibly stupid choices. I ask for the public’s forgiveness for my shortcomings. But those choices have had absolutely no impact on the performance of my official duties,” Florida State Attorney Jeffrey Ashton during a news conference.
Ashley denied ever using any government equipment, insisting he used his personal laptop and public Wi-Fi, NBC reported.
“I hope that this unbelievable act of stupidity on my part does not take away from the good things that I and my office have done and will do in the future,” Ashton said.
Hackers dumped a batch of data stolen from the Ashley Madison website detailing millions of members. The site’s tagline is “Life is short. Have an affair.”
The release had customer information that included U.S. government officials, British civil servants and high-level executives at European and North America corporations.