The news just broke that upstate New York district attorney Mark Suben finally decided to come clean about his having a rather shady past (about 50 shades of shady, some might say).
Interestingly enough, Mark Suben saw fit to wait until he was reelected in order to make these shocking statements.
Truth be told, had he admitted to starring in movies intended for adult audiences prior to the elections being done with, he might not be a district attorney now.
According to Gawker, Mark Suben made a case of how, “A few weeks ago, when asked, I denied this to members of the press. I regret that and I apologize for it.”
“I was shocked and embarrassed to be confronted with this so many years later. I was embarrassed for my family and friends who have stood by me. I also denied my actions to my family, my friends and my staff,” he went on to add.
Apparently, Mark Suben's decision to open up about his past got a little push from a YouTube clip which showed that, should one browse online for movies in which a so-called Gus Thomas (a.k.a. Mark Suben's alias) starred, the search engine would turn back as many as 13 cinematic productions intended for anything but movie theaters.
“Recently materials have been circulated alleging that I was involved in the adult film industry about 40 years ago in New York. Those allegations are true. I was an actor in adult films for a short period in the early 70s,” Mark Suben said.
However, the district attorney wished to emphasize the fact that he also starred in several shows on Broadway, in soap operas and in advertisements. In other words, he was merely trying to make a living as an actor, and took whatever part came his way.
Mark Suben's spokeswoman explains that, despite this scandal, the district attorney has absolutely no reasons to hand in his resignation, seeing how his past actions never went against the law. As well as this, he was not married at the time, and he was not practicing law.
“It has nothing to do with his law practice or his current position as the district attorney of Cortland County,” spokesperson Aimee Milks said.