Billionaire hedge fund manager Dan Loeb had an account on extra-marital affairs website Ashley Madison.
Hedge fund Third Point CEO confirmed today through a spokesman that the extra-marital affairs website Ashley Madison account was in fact was his.
Ashley Madison is a website designed to connect married people seeking extramarital affairs.
He said he visited the site “years ago” when he was an investor in Yahoo and that he did not provide credit-card information.
Here’s the full comment, from spokesman Steven Rubenstein:
As my family, friends and business colleagues know, I am a prolific web surfer. Did I visit this site to see what it was all about? Absolutely — years ago, at the time I was invested in Yahoo and IAC and was endlessly curious about apps and websites. Did I ever engage or meet with anyone through this site? Never. That was never my intention — as evidenced by the fact that I never provided a credit card to set up an account.
Loeb’s profile indicated he was looking for “discreet fun with 9 or 10,” according to Gawker. To that, Loeb says via Rubenstein, “That field was part of going on the site and I gave a brief line that sounded plausible.”
His private messages were last checked in December 2013