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Naked New Jersey Politician Becomes Latest Victim of Cell Phone Camera

Louis Magazzu has just resigned from the esteemed position of Cumberland County Freeholder in New Jersey, after his seXXXy naked pix were e-mailed or Twittered or something. At this rate, we are probably in the audition phase of some sort of nude self-portrait calendar for the political set.

A politician who emailed a woman nude photos of himself that were later posted on a GOP activist’s website announced his resignation Tuesday and said he’ll consider all legal options to have the pictures taken down.

In an emailed statement, Cumberland County freeholder Louis Magazzu apologized to his friends, family and constituents but indicated that he thought he was being set up.

The 53-year-old Democratic lawyer, who’d been an elected county official since 1997, said he sent the photos to a woman with whom he corresponded online for several years and that she requested the photos. At least two of the photos revealed his crotch, two photos showed him fully dressed in a suit and a fifth showed him from the waist up, shirtless.

The pictures appear to show Magazzu standing naked in front of a mirror photographing himself with a Blackberry – photos similar to those that led U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York to resign in June. The seven-term Democratic congressman acknowledged sending sexually explicit messages and photos to several women online.

Unlike Weiner, who waited weeks amid the intense controversy before resigning, Magazzu stepped down a day after the scandal hit local newspapers.

Ah, so this person is responsible. This is the cool new way to quit your job, apparently! [HuffPo]

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71 comments

  1. SexySmurf

    Magazzu stepped down a day after the scandal hit local newspapers.

    How explicit could those pictures be; he obviously doesn't have any balls.

  2. LetUsBray

    If he'd been a Rethuglican, instead of resigning he'd be blaming the media and Fox would be portraying him as a hero.

    1. RedneckMuslin

      And the photos would have been sent to boys. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

    1. NorthStarSpanx

      He's only 53, he and Weiner can come back when sexters become an accepted (if not tolerated) part of the prevailing American culture. If you aint sexting your junk, you are not serving the public.

  3. SayItWithWookies

    Okay, can we have a rule that if nobody knows what the hell your job is, you don't have to resign from it? Really, if we make everyone who's sent explicit pics of themselves quit, I might be the only person in my building. And I'd much rather let some other junk-tweeting bastard answer the phones, okay?

    1. Tundra Grifter

      You beat me to it! Although, considering the nature of the photos, we could still work with "freeholder."

    1. user-of-owls

      Or buy a cell phone.

      Oh for the love of god…DON'T DO IT!! You've got too much to live for!

  4. user-of-owls

    Read about this earlier and it's whole piles of weird. When you read "GOP activist," you tend to think (or I do at least) of some vicious little cunt who's all 'tar-babyed' to some larger dung collective of malignants. It turns out, though, that our 'activist' is a one-man show who's apparently utterly deranged. Here's the infamous website, where you'll find denunciations of the now ex-Freeman that would be over the top if directed at Ghaddafi.
    http://www.magazzuwatch.com/

    You'll also note that said site is described as a, "non-partisan political watchdog group." Yet an article in the local paper notes,

    "[Carl B.} Johnson, who calls himself a Republican "activist," started magazzuwatch.com in December 2008. He has two partners, whom he has not identified other than to say they're Democrats."

    Now, I'm not saying Carl B Johnson has two imaginary Democratic friends. But if he doesn't, why hasn't he denied it yet?

    1. Redhead

      Carl B. Johnson? That's a cute alias. When I read "GOP activist," I assumed it was O'Keefe (or someone wanting to be the next O'Keefe).

  5. noodlesalad

    Can we please have a sexting scandal that features someone I'd actually like to see nakkid? That is all.

  6. natoslug

    Jesus fuck, people! Quit your quitting and man-up a bit. Instead of apologizing say yeah, that's my cock, and I'm proud of both inches. Or just quit doing this stupid shit. You're making those of us who haven't been caught yet look bad.

  7. Guppy06

    "Magazzu (…) said he's been separated from his wife for about two years."

    And that's all that matters.

    1. Redhead

      Well, that and the whole adult woman requesting (consenting and able to give consent) part.

      But yeah.

  8. pinkocommi

    The next thing you know, these politicians will be having pre-marital sex with another consenting adult…. Meh.

    Seriously. I don't get it. The debt ceiling deal. Now there's a scandal I can get behind.

  9. Biel_ze_Bubba

    At this point, emailing your dick pix is no longer a sex scandal … I think you have to resign because you look SO FUCKING STUPID.

  10. Negropolis

    **yawn**

    I don't know what a "freeholder" is, but even the name sounds sexually explicit.

    1. johnnyzhivago

      A freeholder is the New Jersey position that in most places would be called "county commissioner" – usually 3 or 5 of these local losers are elected to run a county, with one of them self selected as freeholder director. Generally this is a part time job that pays about $16k a year.

      Counties in NJ control little more than deciding what parks to close, pickup of dead deer from roads and reducing library hours. Schools which take up 98% of the budget are completely, totally separate.

      This is the next step up in NJ politics from Township Committeeman, where the principal responsibility is listening to people's drainage problems.

      Christine Todd Whitman was a Somerset County Freeholder before becoming Governor.

  11. Redhead

    So he sent pictures to an adult woman after she asked for them, then admitted to the act instead of denying or lying about it… and we're more upset about him than the Repugnicants choking their girlfriends while holding them at knife point, paying for hookers, roofie-ing dates and choking them and having sex after they pass out, paying hookers to change their diapers, tapping bathroom stall doors for the very kind of sex they try to outlaw, touching underage boys and lying?

    1. DashboardBuddha

      Does this mean that someday we'll see miniatures of Wiener, Lee, and this dude in the museum?

    2. Tundra Grifter

      Looks like it was rather chilly in the studio.

      Since Ole Dan'l never turned down a retainer from someone seeking political influence, I'm guessing he went for it.

      I like the frame she made out of pipecleaners.

  12. Come here a minute

    Idea for an ambitious smart phone app developer: Political Stupid Blocker. When the user is about to text, tweet, or otherwise post something politically damaging the phone sends a message to the chief of staff or campaign manager and shuts down.

  13. BaldarTFlagass

    You'll notice that no one in the the Luddite Party is experiencing these kinds of scandals. This is the reason I hold on to my old green-screen Nokia. Also, it has a flashlight.

  14. baconzgood

    A Blackberry? Always with the Blackberry. Why don't these people go to that Glamour Shots in the mall?

  15. StarsUponThars

    I'm liking the idea of a commemorative calendar featuring crotch shots of the busted: Wrong Schlongs of Congress 2012. Who wouldn't love to get that for Xmas?

    1. Tundra Grifter

      Back in The Day, other people had to take the photo. During San Francisco's wild heyday, when adultry was one of the few grounds for divorce, there was a local photographer known as "Peekaboo" Pennington.

      He's bust into the hotel room, surprise the couple caught in the act, and as he took his flash photo he'd say…well, you get the idea.

  16. Texan_Bulldog

    I almost didn't click on this article. I don't want to see ANY NJ pol nekkid. Are there any skinny people in NJ? I have a friend in NJ who is fat as a pig and her two teenage kids can't walk without getting thigh rash…

  17. ttommyunger

    Not interested in his pix, I've got my own album. I frankly don't see the harm. 'Course I'm not a public figure, a professed pillar of society, or employed, or ever wanting to be employed….so I've got that going for me, which is nice. ps. No room for wrinkles in a hard one, no matter how old.

    1. prommie

      Freedom (to send around pictures of your junk) is just another word for nothin' left to lose. . .

  18. Callyson

    The man who posted the photos last month, Carl B. Johnson of Millville, told The Associated Press that he was happy Magazzu was leaving office and that he would consider taking down the photos…Johnson said on his website that the woman "contacted me out of the blue this year." He said he told her to contact the media, and when none seemed interested, he "reluctantly revealed them."
    Johnson, you should have gone with the reluctance…and no, I don't want to see this guy's johnson…

  19. johnnymeatworth

    When cell phone cameras are outlawed, only outlaws will text picture of their junk.

  20. SilverTsunami

    Pretty sure "Freehold" was the name of a planetary settlement on an episode of Batterlstar: Galactica–the original, with the guys in the bulky aluminum foil suits.

  21. Troglodeity

    The GOP activist who posted the pictures said he wanted "to expose the dirty underbelly of Cumberland County politics." Mission accomplished.

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