“If people see me having dinner with a beautiful woman, they immediately believe that I’m having a love affair with her. Of course that’s rubbish. I’m not a playboy!”~ George Clooney
I do not believe that at this point I would have to explain who or what Ashley Madison is. Its been in the news for many, many days now worldwide.
But the domino effect of what did happen has begun. And it has turned dark, ugly, and even deadly.
Just recently, there were news reports coming from Toronto, Ontario, Canada about suicides of people who were members of the cheating website.
When I had heard about the hack and the information leak, almost immediately there were articles on the web about how members had committed suicide because of their private lives being turned loose into the public eye.
But at the time, it was false information and satirical articles.
Now it has become true.
The entire situation has officially become unraveled and out of control with the confirmed deaths linked to certain people and their memberships.
What I find sad is that as we go on, we are more than likely bound to come across even more suicides and harmful situations because of this hack and leak of information.
Avid Life Media could be facing many of class-action lawsuits of at least $760 million USD in damages.
And now the owners of the cheating website are offering hundreds of thousands of dollars in “bounty” to catch those people who are responsible for the hack and leak in the first place.
This situation of vengeance, death, suicide, and overall heartache and pain will NOT cease at any time soon. More people will be exposed. Celebrities, athletes, musicians, etc. etc. etc. — it will all come out of the 37 million users within the database that was exposed to the public.
I think that most of us would agree that what this particular website offers, are services that are deplorable and horrible. However, for some people, it is exactly what they are looking for.
At first when the news came out about the hack and leak, there were many people who were cheering and applauding the actions. They would go on to say that the 37 million users deserved what they had coming to them.
But death? Suicide? They “deserved” that???
There’s going to be a lot of hurt people by the time retribution is over. Lives shattered, and already as stated — lives stolen away. There were even jokes made about how it would be financially beneficial to be a divorce lawyer right now.
Yes, I am a very firm believer that there are consequences for our actions. But who are we to say that these people are deserving? All because someone or some people decided that what Ashley Madison was doing was very wrong, that they became judge, jury, and now….. executioner.
I am so afraid to see how many more dominoes are going to fall because of this. How many more lives destroyed. Reputations ruined. Children scarred. And spouses betrayed. It becomes a story of “When trust turns to tryst.”
Hopefully we are able to get over and passed this by the end of 2015 without any more SERIOUS harm to anyone else on the planet.