A Virginia Democrat on Monday slammed national media outlets for reporting that she and her husband performed sex acts for money on a pornographic website.
Susanna Gibson, whose fate in November's elections could determine which party controls the Virginia House of Delegates, moonlighted as an adult performer on Chaturbate.com, the Washington Post and the Associated Press reported Monday. Gibson and her husband performed under the username HotWifeExperience since at least May 2022, soliciting payments on publicly live-streamed videos so that users could "watch me pee" or engage in anal sex.
Although the majority of Gibson's sex shows were public, the 40-year-old nurse practitioner claims that outlets sharing her X-rated recordings are committing "a sex crime." In a statement to the New York Times, Gibson's lawyer stated that he and his client are "working closely with the F.B.I. and local prosecutors to bring the wrongdoers to justice." Gibson indicated that she will continue campaigning for the seat, telling the Times that the revelation of her pornographic past "won't intimidate me and it won't silence me."
Republicans hold a narrow majority in the House of Delegates. Gibson's district, which includes parts of Richmond and its suburbs, is represented by a Democrat. Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R.) has raised more than $12 million for state Republican candidates in the race thus far.
The provenance of the opposition research document that contains screenshots of Gibson's performances, as well as links to recordings on third-party websites, is unknown. The Washington Free Beacon received the document from an individual with no connection to Virginia politics or any official affiliate of the Republican Party.
Gibson continued performing on Chaturbate—a portmanteau of "chat" and "masturbate," according to the website—through at least September of last year, one month after she announced her campaign for the Virginia House of Delegates. It is unclear how much money Gibson, who in May received the "Family Friendly Seal of Approval" from the left-wing Family Friendly Virginia, earned as an adult performer.
To solicit more "tips" from viewers, Gibson would cite on several occasions the "good cause" for which she was raising money. Chaturbate users may "tip" performers with "tokens," which cost $.10 to purchase. Half of all token proceeds are given to the performer.
Gibson's campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment about whether any money she raised on Chaturbate was used for her campaign.
Chaturbate users may tip performers to see them perform specific sexual acts. During one session on Sept. 4, 2022, Gibson said she would let her husband "fuck me in the ass doggy style in a private room if someone wants to pay."
"Yeah, you can watch me pee. Let me block a few people and then y'all can watch me pee if you tip me and some tokens again I'm raising money for a good cause," she said during another Chaturbate session the following day.
In another Chaturbate session, Gibson said she and her husband are "ethically non monogamous." On the evening of Sept. 5, 2022, she said she already had sex with two other men.
"I would just say I love men and I love sex and he comes in here so I fucked the guy that I had been fucking and we are still friends," Gibson said. "He is ethically non monogamous and married. And then I have a friend who I would say he is a friend. He would like to be more. He is sexy as fuck."
Gibson is the latest female Democrat to garner attention for her sexual exploits. Former California Rep. Katie Hill (D.) resigned from Congress in 2019 after sexually explicit photos surfaced that confirmed Hill and her ex-husband had been engaged in a "throuple" with one of Hill's female staffers. Pennsylvania Democrat Alexandra Hunt during an unsuccessful congressional bid in 2022 spoke openly about her time working as a stripper and presence on OnlyFans.