As a Democrat running for office in Virginia, Susanna Gibson gained widespread attention after she appeared in explicit videos on Chaturbate, a website that features adult content. The videos, which were mostly performed with her husband, asked viewers for money in exchange for various sexual acts.
The videos, which were posted on the Recurbate website, were obtained by the Washington Post. Gibson claimed that she was raising money for a good cause and had over 5,770 fans on Chaturbate. The Post was informed about her activities by a Republican operative.
Susanna Gibson, a Democratic candidate in a race for the Virginia General Assembly, denounced reports that she and her husband had performed on a sexually explicit site, calling the leaks about the online activity “an illegal invasion of my privacy.” https://t.co/SxXA48W50U
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 12, 2023
Although she is facing the consequences of her actions, Gibson is blaming her Republican and political opponents for the videos' release. She claimed that it was an illegal invasion of her privacy and that her enemies were trying to silence her. Her attorney also stated that the act may have violated the law against revenge porn.
Despite her attempts to shift the blame away from the scandal, it’s important to note that she was fully aware of the nature of the activities that she participated in. Her defense is similar to a media strategy used to focus on how Republicans react to scandals.
Democrats are exploiting the situation to raise money, which highlights their lack of moral character. In Virginia, the Democratic Party has been known for its problems, especially when it comes to issues related to parental rights. Glenn Youngkin is a Republican who became popular after he stood up for parents. Unfortunately, Gibson's behavior seems to have been accepted by Democrats in the state.