D.C. Madam's Attorney Claims Presidential Race Will Be Rocked by a Decade-Old Scandal
Montgomery Blair Sibley, one of the attorneys for the 2007 D.C. madam scandal has brought his fight to release the names of past clients to the Supreme Court.
The D.C. madam ran a high profile escort service exposed in 2007. Sibley insists he has information pertaining to the service that voters need to see. This week he filed an application with the Supreme Court asking for permission to release names and phone numbers that have been tied up for nearly a decade due to a restraining order.
Sibley said the records will be made public if he fails to reset a 72-hour countdown clock, “which could cut short his soft two-week ultimatum for federal courts to consider lifting a 2007 gag order that covers the records, lest he deem that order void,” reports U.S. News & World Report. He hinted at partnering with Wikileaks.
The DC madam scandal previously brought down Louisiana senator David Vitter, and in 2008, the ‘DC Madam’ herself—Deborah Jeane Palfrey—committed suicide. Last month, Sibley took to the internet for donations to support his mounting legal fees after lower courts denied his request.
“In 2008, Sibley had his license to practice law suspended, in part due to filing a number of meritless lawsuits,” revealed NBC News White House Correspondent Kristen Welker.
"I have nothing to add until the chief justice has an opportunity to consider my application," said Sibley in a statement to NBC News. "As the application has not even been docketed yet, he deserves until the middle of next week before I comment again."
Watch: Sibley has been sitting on 5,000 phone numbers for almost 10 years