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Minnesota state senator says he's victim of 'revenge porn'

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Updated: November 02, 2019 11:07 AM

A state senator from Minnesota says he's the victim of "revenge porn" perpetrated by a "former friend" who sent explicit images to legislative colleagues.

Democratic Sen. Scott Dibble says he's been harassed for the past five months by a man with whom he had an intimate, virtual relationship. Dibble, who is married, said the man sent private photos, videos, and text messages to fellow lawmakers on Friday. A spokeswoman for the Minnesota's Democratic Farmer-Labor Party, Ellen Anderson, confirmed that lawmakers received such messages.

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"This has been one of the hardest days of both my personal and professional lives. I am thankful for the outpouring of support I have received from my family, friends, and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle." Dibble said of the incident. 

Dibble's announcement comes just days after U.S. Rep. Katie Hill of California resigned after nude photos of her were made public.

Dibble did not immediately respond to a phone message left Saturday by The Associated Press.

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