New York District attorney finally admits past life as 'porn star'
A New York district attorney has admitted to a past career as a porn star in the 1970s, despite previously repeatedly denying working in the adult film industry.
Mark Suben, the DA in Cortland County near Syracuse since 2008, held a news conference to say he had lied about his past in the days before this year's election.
"Recently materials have been circulated alleging that I was involved in the adult film industry about 40 years ago in New York. Those allegations are true," CBS News quoted Suben, who had recently been re-elected to a second term, as saying.
"I was an actor in adult films for a short period in the early 70s. I was also an actor in other venues including off Broadway, soap operas and commercial advertisements," he added.
According to the report, Suben apologized for his actions and said he used "bad judgment" by acting in porn and by lying about it.
"A few weeks ago, when asked, I denied this to members of the press. I regret that and I apologize for it," he said.
"I was shocked and embarrassed to be confronted with this so many years later. I was embarrassed for my family and friends who have stood by me. I also denied my actions to my family, my friends and my staff," he added.