Did Jewish Ashley Madison Founder Use Website To Cheat? by the Forward

Did Jewish Ashley Madison Founder Use Website To Cheat?

Noel Biderman, president and founder of extra-marital affair site AshleyMadison — and Jewish grandson of Holocaust survivors — has had multiple affairs himself.

Who would have seen that one coming, other than everybody?

In the past, Biderman has denied being unfaitful to his wife, maintaining that Ashley Madison was just a business for him. He has also stated that he doesn’t encourage cheating. Rather, because infidelity is inevitable, he just found a way to facilitate it.

Biderman has been married 12 years, and has two children.

Back in 2013, the Bidermans sat down with The Huffington Post,. Asked what she would do if her husband cheated on her, Amanda Biderman said: “I wouldn’t just walk into divorce. But, I mean, I also wouldn’t deal with a relationship where I knew there were interpersonal relations going on without me.”

Biderman had added, “My wife and I have a very honest relationship with each other — blunt almost.”

Clearly not that blunt.

Buzzfeed reported that the recent Ashley Madison hack revealed millions of of e-mails between Biderman and a woman he was paying for encounters starting in 2012. The correspondance contained plans to meet in coffee shops and hotels around Toronto.

Mystery lady sent Biderman this e-mail September 18, 2014:

Hi Noel, I booked the novotel again at 3pm today, but I’m going to have to cancel it. I feel extremely guilt-ridden because of my boyfriend. He’s very intuitive and almost found out last time. I’m sorry. I don’t want to lose him. As much as I need the money. I talked to him this morning and my sense of guilt made me imagine that he knows. I know it’s a lot to ask for but I was wondering if I could still borrow some money, maybe 1500…I know its quite a bit but I promise I will pay you back as soon as I find a job and save some. I love him and I couldn’t look him in the eye if I went through with this. I’m sorry.

Did Jewish Ashley Madison Founder Use Website To Cheat?

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