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Noel Biderman has resigned as CEO of Ashley Madison, weeks after a hacking scandal rocked the company.

Summary: Noel Biderman has resigned as CEO of Ashley Madison, weeks after a hacking scandal rocked the company.

Noel Biderman, the founder and CEO of Ashley Madison, has stepped down from his position after hackers breached the website and revealed personal details from millions of users, according to USMagazine.com. Avid Life Media made the announcement earlier today.

  
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Many of those whose data was leaked have offered explanations as to how their information was linked to Ashley Madison accounts.

In the statement, Avid Life Media said, “This change is in the best interest of the company and allows us to continue to provide support to our members and dedicated employees,” Ashley Madison’s parent company said in a statement. “We are steadfast in our commitment to our customer base.”

For now, the website will be led by its “existing senior management team” until a new CEO replaces Biderman.

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Read about the lawsuits filed against Ashley Madison here.

Several celebrities have had their information released as a result of the hacking. Josh Duggar and Josh Taekman of “Real Housewives of New York City” are just two of the accounts that were unveiled. Both, of course, have apologized for their behavior.



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Biderman was also accused of having several affairs. Last year, he told the New York Daily News that he had never cheated on his wife. He said, “If I wanted to have an affair, I would have one.”

Well, it looks like Biderman wanted to have one. Or maybe several. BuzzFeed News reported that around 300 emails were sent over nearly a three-year period between Biderman and a woman from Toronto. She called herself “Melisa from the spa.” Biderman was also linked to several other women. The Guardian adds that the emails from both Biderman’s personal email and work email accounts were hacked and leaked online.

A $578 million lawsuit was filed against Ashley Madison in Canada.

Since the hacking, several lawsuits have been filed against Ashley Madison. The company stands to lose close to half a billion dollars.

In a statement, the company said, “We are actively adjusting to the attack on our business and members’ privacy by criminals. We will continue to provide access to our unique platforms for our worldwide members.”

Source: US Magazine

Photo credit: femalefirst.co.uk



 

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