Our sister station NBC 33 – out of Baton Rouge, first told you Wednesday night about an email sex scandal allegedly tied to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s office.
The email address was registered for an account on AshleyMadison.com
The website says it’s a professional infidelity matchmaking service; their slogan is “life is short…have an affair.”
The website was hacked earlier this year with an estimated 35 million email accounts exposed. Among the email addresses published were thousands ending in .gov, some tied to Louisiana.
Two of them belonging to the state Department of Health and Hospitals in LA DHH said in a letter that one email address is currently registered to an active employee.
The statement reads, “Both emails identified by NBC 33 are DHH email addresses, although one is no longer active. The department is investigating internally and will take appropriate action if it finds that state resources were used improperly.”
This has Jindal’s office calling for the Inspector General to investigate.
No one from Governor Jindal’s office was available to go on-camera Thursday, but they did release a statement to NBC 33.
His office said,”This kind of activity on government computers and email addresses is unacceptable. We’ve asked the inspector general to look into the matter and conduct a thorough investigation.”
Users who sign up for Ashley Madison are not required to confirm their email address.
Count on NBC 33 to bring you the latest on the Ashley Madison hacking scandal and its ties to Louisiana.