Gawker: Chris Lee Was Searching for Cross-Dressers on Craigslist

chris lee Gawker: Chris Lee Was Searching for Cross Dressers on CraigslistGawker, which brought us the emails and shirtless photo that brought down Congressman Chris Lee’s career, is out today with another bombshell, and one that helps explain why Lee resigned so abruptly.

Apparently after the original story broke two transgender women contacted the website with separate stories about exchanging emails with Lee. In one, Lee allegedly posted an ad in the “casual encounters” section of Craigslist describing himself as a “sexy classy guy” in search of a “passable” trans-sexual/cross-dresser.

“New to area,” Lee allegedly writes.  “Very fit classy, successful guy. 39, 6ft 190lbs, blond/blue. smooth hard body. Looking for a sexy ts/cd that i can spoil. I promise not to disappoint.”

The ad contained the same photograph that Lee sent to the woman that ended up being broadcast to the world, only the head was cut-off.  Lee exchanged emails with the woman, including one where he revealed that he dated a transsexual woman while in college, but contact was cut-off when the woman wrote that she knew his real identity.

The second woman, who told the Web site that she is a transexual prostitute, and that Lee had responded to a “Trans for Men” ad that she posted. She also included a photograph with the head obscured of someone who looks like Lee and has the same pose that he sent to the woman who first sent the photographs to Gawker.

To read the full saga, click here.