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A Texas Congressman is blaming a security breach for following a $1,500-an-hour New York City escort on Twitter — telling critics to “grow up” after being called out for the unseemly link.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw — a married Republican and former Navy SEAL who was elected to Congress in 2018 — scoffed at claims that he followed escort Olivia May intentionally on Thursday when a reporter posted a screenshot showing that he was among her 13,600 followers.
“Grow up people, no one on my staff, nor I, purposefully followed this account,” Crenshaw, 36, tweeted. “Thanks for flagging. Passwords changed.”
May, whose profile is set to private, bills herself as “your favorite long legged girl next door” and a “lingerie lover” and “globe trotter.”
The blonde bombshell requests a “consideration” fee of $1,500 for an hour of her time — or $10,000 for an entire day, according to a screenshot posted by reporter Zachary Petrizzo, who covers politics for The Daily Dot and Mediaite.
“Congressman Dan Crenshaw is currently following an escort on Twitter who charges $1,500 per hour,” Petrizzo tweeted Thursday afternoon, setting off a cascade of replies — both in defense of the congressman and criticizing him.
“Sounds like you’re alleging a serious crime, that the account of a US Congressman was hacked,” one response read.
Others also noted that following someone online doesn’t “mean anything” or show any proof of illicit behavior or paying for sex.
“I follow sex workers here, simply to gain insight into a world that I don’t know about,” another reply read. “Now if he’s HIRING her, that might be different.”
Meanwhile, a critic questioned whether Crenshaw’s wife was aware of his link to her online.
“But not only hypocrisy, but he did make a vow to his wife, so if he does use this woman’s services, I hope it’s with his wife’s knowledge and sign-off,” they tweeted.
Messages left for Crenshaw at his Texas offices in Kingwood and Houston early Friday were not immediately returned. The mailbox at his Washington office was full and unable to accept new voicemails.
Reps for Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
May, meanwhile, has benefited from the exposure, upping her Twitter followers by nearly 2,000 since Thursday. Attempts to reach her were not immediately successful.
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