Personally, I think the Ashley Madison hack was the icing on the cake for this guy. The website can hardly be blamed for this suicide. The suicide itself is linked to the mental state of this guy and the level of guilt he carried or the amount of embarrassment he faced. No more, no less.
I’m glad that site was hacked and people were either exposed or endured high levels of stress for fear of exposure. Cheating is wrong and people have GOT to realize, nothing they do online is private or secret. They will be found out – eventually.
According to the San Antonio Current, a city employee believed to have been exposed as part of the Ashley Madison account leak has since committed suicide.
Capt. Michael Gorhum, a 25-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department, killed himself Thursday with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, KSAT-TV reported. The Current was unable to verify, however, if the hack played any role in Gorhum’s suicide.
While it did not publish any of the email addresses in its article, it noted that one of them belonged to an SAPD captain. The paper also declined to state whether or not the employees’ email addresses were among those involved in the leak.