Do you remember those nude photos of Delegate Stacey Plaskett (VI) during the 2016 election season? It seems that it was not the Russians or her fellow candidate that hacked her phone. Some of you may remember “Pretty” from the VH1 reality show “I Love New York.” It looks like he’s going to prison for quite a long time. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, he hacked into Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett’s phone and leaked nude photos of her.
Here’s what’s being said, according to the Washington-based publication The Hill:
Juan R. McCullum offered to help repair her iPhone in March 2016 by taking the device to a local Apple store. The iPhone had private, nude photos and videos on it.
Federal prosecutors say that a month before the Democratic primary election held on Aug. 6, 2016, McCullum created a Facebook account with a fake name, Susan Ricenville. He friended many Facebook users, including politicians competing with the member of Congress, prosecutors say.
On the page, McCullum allegedly posted several nude photos and videos taken from the phone and “encouraged others on Facebook to redistribute the nude images and videos throughout [the member’s] congressional district.”
Between July 2 and July 21 of that year, McCullum also allegedly sent at least 11 emails with nude photos and videos of the member of Congress. Politicians and members of the media were among the recipients.
McCullum appeared on the VH1 TV show “I Love New York” and in 2015 was named the No. 5 Most Beautiful person on Capitol Hill by The Hill. According to that report, McCullum worked for Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands).
Also according to The Hill, McCullum relayed that he was not shy about being in front of the camera. He was not embarrassed about his reality television past, admitting that he auditioned for VH1 when he was a broke law student.
“It’s part of my journey in life,” he said.
Unfortunately, McCullum’s journey may end in a federal prison, along with another staffer (scheduler Dorene Browne-Louis), after the alleged premeditated stunt he pulled.
Written: Terry Shropshire