A Republican lawmaker, Rep. Jon Stanard, has just abruptly resigned after being outed for hooking up with an escort, according to a report by the Daily Mail.
The married lawmaker of three kids was actually outed by the paid sex worker herself after she googled him and found out that his voting record called for stricter punishments for prostitutes. Just last year he voted in favor of a law that raised the penalty for people who were convicted twice of solicitation. She didn’t think that made any sense, considering he was doing it himself, so she released their text messages and all the information she had on Stanard publicly. Talk about Karma.
From the text messages, it shows that Stanard hooked up with a 39-year-old Brie Taylor on two separate occasions while traveling on government business. The text message came from the same number that matches Stanard’s public profile on the Utah House of Representatives website and shows that he paid the call girl $250 per hour.
Stanard was then reimbursed for his hotel room by the government for those visits which he initially charged on his government credit card.
She called Stanard’s political stance “hypocritical” and said, “It was inevitable that he had to resign.”
“People here will be grossed out and appalled by this,” Taylor told The Daily Mail. “They thought they knew him.”
“I was surprised when i found out,” she continued “that he voted in favor of stricter laws.”
“This is a Republican state,” noted Taylor, “so you have to stick with your buddies otherwise it will hurt your career but on the other hand, he is a john.”
“It is hypocritical,” she added, ” because he is supporting laws that make it stricter for other men to do what he does,”
Immediately after details of the affair were released, Stanard’s social media accounts and listed phone numbers were all deleted. He released a statement from his attorney, saying there was no excuse for what he had done.
“Given the current climate in this country with misconduct allegations and the way things are happening in the media right now, there isn’t any explanation that my client could give that would overcome the shadow of these allegations,” said attorney Walter Bugden.
Currently, because the outing went directly to a news outlet, local police authorities do not have an open case on him, and it’s unclear if the Salt Lake City Police will be pressing charges.