Site IDs Author of O'Donnell Kiss-and-Tell
Boy Scout uniform blows cover of Gawker's 'anonymous'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2010 1:19 PM CDT
Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell waves following a news conference, Friday.   (AP Photo/Rob Carr)
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(Newser) – It's tough to remain "anonymous" online these days, especially when the post is salacious. The Smoking Gun has made quick work of identifying the writer of yesterday's "I Had a One-Night Stand With Christine O'Donnell" essay on Gawker. TSG names 28-year-old Dustin Dominiak as the author after tracking him down via his Halloween costume in the accompanying photos—the Boy Scout uniform of a friend.

Said friend, Brad Kurisko, initially refused to give up his buddy, but tipped his hand by removing Dominiak's name from his Facebook friends list after TSG's initial phone call. On a follow-up call, he fessed up but said he had no idea Dominiak was going to write the piece. Kurisko is now worried about losing his job—as a district executive with a Boy Scouts council in Philadelphia. Not much is known of Dominiak, but given the outrage surrounding his O'Donnell essay, he could be in for some rough treatment. Click here for more.