The PJ Tatler

Backstory on former Congressman Chris Lee

The woman who turned him into Gawker has now revealed her is Yesha Callahan.   She now has a blog called A sample of her work there includes this:

Some even say I enticed former Congressman Chris Lee into sending me the shirtless photo. Excuse me for not realizing asking “Do you have something that doesn’t look like a JCPenney Ad” is considered enticing nowadays. Maybe I’ll use it more often. Maybe it’ll keep me off of Craigslist. Maybe it’ll yield me a financially & emotionally stable man. I mean anything is possible right?

and  this:

Then you have those people who want to “drop dimes” and give anonymous tips. Yeah, we all know how that goes. Nothing is anonymous.  I learned that the hard way this week.  Then you have people who want to search and dig. See the difference between them and myself, I didn’t have to dig hard. But if it makes you happy to go back YEARS in my history and find a state tax lien that has been satisfied, some parking violations, a few days in jail *GASP* over stupid shit and the recent Federal lawsuit regarding the previous name of my site, then knock yourselves out.  Call every local newspaper or news channel. Shout it from the rooftops if it makes you feel better. Just don’t slip and fall, I don’t need another lawsuit because you broke your fucking neck while doing it. Also, to the dude at Radaronline that’s about to post an ugly ass photo from 2007, I hope you enjoyed searching through 215 of the people on my friend’s list, or even if it was given to you by a supposed friend, all I have to say is “look at me now”.

The reference to a former case apparently refers to this federal lawsuit , a case in 2008 involving a woman with the same name who ran a suggestive blog site.

Is seems she did solicit the offending photograph and she did run to Gawker with it. Did she know beforehand  the real identity of the man with whom she was corresponding  on Craigslist or was it just a coincidence that she snagged the young Congressman?