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GOP Rep Resigns After Ex Says He Used Nude Pics to Catfish

Former girlfriend says Ill. state Rep. Nick Sauer posted 'sexually explicit' pics of her online

(Newser) - Illinois state Rep. Nick Sauer is out of a job after his ex-girlfriend accused him of posting her nude photos on a fake Instagram account, then impersonating her in "graphic" conversations when men corresponded with who they believed was Kate Kelly, Politico reports. "As a result of the... More »

Publicist: Masterson Couldn't Have Raped His Own Girlfriend

Because it's not rape if you're dating or in a sexual relationship with someone, Jenni Weinman says

(Newser) - Four women have accused That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson of rape, and his publicist is catching heat for how she's defending him. Two of Masterson's accusers have told HuffPost Jenni Weinman is refuting and helping cover up (along with others in the Scientology community ) his... More »

Judge Gives 'Nasty' Texter a Writing Assignment

Daren Young has to come up with 144 compliments for his former girlfriend

(Newser) - A judge on the Hawaiian island of Maui has handed down an unorthodox sentence to a man who pleaded no contest to violating a protection order preventing him from contacting his ex-girlfriend. Judge Rhonda Loo ordered Daren Young on Friday to write 144 compliments about his ex-girlfriend, in response to... More »

'The Most Horrible Thing': R. Kelly's Ex Speaks Out

Kitti Jones says he beat her, coerced her into sex against her will with others

(Newser) - More bad news for R. Kelly, in the form of yet another lengthy story alleging abusive treatment of women. In this case, former girlfriend Kitti Jones tells Jason Newman, writing for Rolling Stone , about their two-year relationship. Among the details:
  • After she quit her job to move into one of
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Man With 17 Girlfriends Now in Trouble With the Law

Ruse unraveled when he was involved in a car accident in China

(Newser) - A traffic accident in China last month made headlines when no fewer than 17 girlfriends showed up at the hospital to comfort the injured man. All were surprised to learn of the others. Now, police officials say it was more than embarrassing—it was criminal. They've detained the man... More »

Jilted Boyfriend Called, Texted His Ex 21K Times

Frenchman gets 4 months, $1.3K fine

(Newser) - A Frenchman has paid the price for texting and calling his ex-girlfriend 21,807 times over a 10-month stretch, France24 reports. The 33-year-old was sentenced to four months in jail and told to pay a roughly $1,300 fine. He admitted in court that he was trying to reach her... More »

Ex's Revenge: She Sells His Secret Fishing Spots

Girlfriend auctions off his GPS locations after breakup

(Newser) - A New Zealand woman got some profitable revenge on a boyfriend who dumped her and then skipped the country: She sold the locations of his secret (and successful) fishing spots, reports stuff.co.nz . Angela Potter found his GPS markings in her garage after the split and auctioned them off... More »

Ex-Girlfriends' Letters Recall Younger Obama

Vanity Fair excerpts new biography

(Newser) - President Obama must be just thrilled his old girlfriends kept their letters. Vanity Fair today publishes an excerpt of Barack Obama: The Story, a biography written by Washington Post reporter David Mariniss. The excerpt focuses on the 20-something Obama's relationships with Alex McNear and, later, Genevieve Cook, when he... More »

Ex-Boyfriend Gets Lap Full of Bleach While Driving

Ex-girlfriend faces battery charges

(Newser) - A cringe-worthy item from the crime blotter, as spotted by the Gainesville Sun : Police say a woman grabbed a bottle of bleach and proceeded to soak her ex-boyfriend's lap with it—while he was driving. This, the police report helpfully points out, "produced a burning sensation in the... More »

Need a Facebook Girlfriend? It's Only $5

'Cathy' will post stuff to your wall to impress your friends

(Newser) - There's an easier and cheaper way to make an ex jealous than going outside and finding a real, human girlfriend. For a measly five bucks, you can hire someone to act as your Facebook girlfriend, notes the Washington Post blog . Cathy01, posting on fiverr.com —a site that... More »

Woman Calls Ex 65K Times

...in a single year

(Newser) - Fatal Attraction, much? A 42-year-old Dutch woman apparently had a very, very hard time letting go of her former boyfriend ... or his phone number. Prosecutors claim she called him 65,000 times in the last year, and are charging her with stalking. Spaced over 365 days, that's 178 calls... More »

Ex-Girlfriend Gets Revenge Via Google Search

She floods ex's image on web, with mocking messages

(Newser) - Unless this is an elaborate hoax, a tech-savvy girl has gotten a very new-fashioned sort of revenge on her old flame—via Google. She manipulated the search function so it coughs up repeated images of him when his name is typed in, each with a mocking (and sometimes pretty nasty)... More »

Facebook to Quit Flashing Pictures of Your Ex

Facebook changes 'Photo Memories' algorithm after complaints

(Newser) - Facebook has heard your sad, lonely-hearted cries, and will from now on stop rubbing pictures of your ex in your face. In case you have been blessedly spared this phenomenon, some Facebook pages sport a “Photo Memories” box that shows you old photos from your friends—and which, until... More »

Ex: Joran Was 'Romantic, Honest'

Melody Granadillo texted Van der Sloot just before he left for Peru

(Newser) - Before he was the man who calmly ate breakfast next to the body of the woman he's accused of murdering, Joran Van der Sloot was an "amazing" and "romantic" teenage Romeo—at least to hear his onetime girlfriend tell it, which she does in an ABC interview airing... More »

Man Holds Ex-Girlfriend's Facebook Account Hostage

He faces harassment charges after demanding ransom

(Newser) - It's a case of kidnapping by online proxy—a New York man demanded a ransom from his ex-girlfriend after hijacking her Facebook page and changing her sexual preference to gay. But he never got the cash: instead his girlfriend went to the police and had him charged with coercion and... More »

Look Up Exes on Facebook at Your Own Peril

He's probably gay, she probably hates you, and it could ruin your relationship

(Newser) - Back in the halcyon pre-Facebook days, Elizabeth Bernstein writes, you didn't just pick up the phone and ring up an old flame. “If you went looking for a former partner, you knew you were looking for trouble.” So why it should be any different on Facebook? A survey... More »

Jon Spends Night With Babysitter

(Newser) - Being back home preparing to take care of his eight kids again apparently isn't crimping Jon Gosselin's love life. He's spent at least one night with his kids' new babysitter, his fourth gal pal in less than a month, reports Radar. Jon and Stephanie Santoro, 23—a cocktail waitress, single... More »

'Stalking' Victim Is Barry's Ex

(Newser) - Marion Barry’s lawyer says the woman he was arrested for stalking on Saturday is his ex-girlfriend, and that the two had been together earlier that day, the Washington Post reports. Police say they took Barry into custody after a woman said he was “bothering her”; ex Donna Watts-Brighthaupt... More »

Broke Up Recently? Museum Wants the Remnants

Exhibit features everything from photos to prosthetics

(Newser) - Not sure what to do with all those old love letters from your ex? Burning them seems too risky; keeping them, too sentimental. Why not put them on permanent display? The Museum of Broken Relationships allows you to do just that, BlackBook reports. Started as an art project in Croatia,... More »

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