YouTube personality Sam Rader has admitted to opening an Ashley Madison account in 2013 and posted a new vlog to explain to his followers why it happened.
“I’m here to clarify some of this to you guys because I owe it to you. I did make the account. I made the account two years ago. This is an issue that is in our past this was before I got onto YouTube,” Rader says in the video with wife Nia sitting behind him.
According to the Daily Mail, who discovered Rader’s name amongst the millions of users whose info was leaked during the Ashley Madison hack, the YouTube star had an account for two months in 2013. The website is a paid service that helps those looking to cheat on their spouses find partners with which to have an affair. It was before he and wife Nia uploaded their first viral video to YouTube and became internet personalities.
Rader goes on to say that he admitted having the account to his church, asking God and his wife for forgiveness.
“I brought this to our church at the time…this was brought to my wife’s attention. She has forgiven me for this mistake that I have made and opening the account. I sought forgiveness to God and he has forgiven me. So I’ve been completely cleansed of this sin,” Rader says.
While Rader fully admits to having the account, he denies ever actually having an affair.
“I need to be clear that I never had an affair with anybody ever while I’ve been married. This account was opened out of pure fleshly desire and just simple curiosity,” he says.
His wife, who sat behind Rader for the video chimed in with her agreement.
“I have forgiven Sam and I stand behind him. This is in our past and it’s unfortunate that it’s being dug up now but our marriage is worth fighting for.”