A male escort claims that in October 2010 Chris Myers—the Republican mayor of Medford, New Jersey—found him on rentboy.com and offered $500 to sleep with him. When Myers didn’t deliver the money, the hustler created a website (now shuttered) with the above picture and details of their alleged encounter.

Then things got worse.

The city government started receiving anonymous e-mails—one of which included a link to the the escort’s tell-all website along with the mayor’s personal phone number, and another which read, “Chris Myers is a lying, manipulative, egotistical hypocrite and escort enthusiast. I am proof.”

Myers said that anyone could have found his personal contact info online and that the alleged photo of him in his undies may have been Photoshopped: “I’ve been down that road before, where a photo has been Photoshopped to look like something it wasn’t.”

Do we have another Philip Hinkle on our hands—or just a case of an angry escort trying to take down a public figure?

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