Anthony Scaramucci Revenge Porn Rumors Started by Satirical Site

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It has been a crazy 10 days for Anthony Scaramucci, who is no longer serving as White House Communications Director.

Not long after his name became a trending topic on the internet just over a week ago, reports that his wife, Deidre Ball, had filed for divorce while she was nine months pregnant surfaced. Next, there was a report that Scaramucci missed the birth of his son and that he texted his estranged wife “congratulations” after he found out that she had given birth.

And the bad press hasn’t stopped since. Just hours after Scaramucci’s White House dismissal was announced on Monday, reports that he released nude photos of his soon-to-be ex-wife surfaced online. The original report appears to be from the Nevada County Scooper.

“Scaramucci’s wife, Deidre Ball, filed for divorce citing her husband’s “blind political ambition” as her main reason for leaving him. Scaramucci has hit back by posting nude pictures of Ball to his Twitter account earlier this evening, posting ‘Now everyone can see her ‘blind’ ambition.’ The pictures show Ball completely nude in very suggestive poses, obviously meant to be kept private. Twitter has responded by taking the pictures down, as it violated their code of ethics. Scaramucci’s account remains active,” the report claims.

However, those photos weren’t spotted by anyone — and that’s because they never were actually posted. According to Snopes, the report isn’t true; there weren’t any nude photos of Ball posted by Scaramucci on Twitter on Monday — or any of the past 10 days, for that matter. The Nevada County Scooper is a self-proclaimed “satirical” site.

“The Scooper is a satirical website is in scope and intent. Sometimes it’s funny; often it is not. in scope and intent. It provides social criticism in a satirical, sometimes news-genre setting. We are not a ‘fake news’ site, but rather an entertainment one. Sometimes it’s just plain-old crappy writing with a few bad jokes. Our intention is not to fool or trick anyone, but obviously it happens. We firmly believe that you can soften a person’s willingness to listen by injecting irony, and yes sometimes humor, into the conversation,” reads the site’s “manifesto.”