Democratic Virginia state Senate candidate Susanna Gibson, who claimed she was raising money for a “good cause” by performing wild sex acts online, could be charged with prostitution.
Earlier this week, the Washington Post reported that Gibson, 40, hosted raunchy live webcam shows on OnlyFans competitor Chaturbate, after announcing her candidacy in the race to represent Virginia’s District 57 in July of 2022.
Gibson’s account, “HotWifeExperience,” saw her soliciting viewers to pay her in the platform’s tokens to watch her urinate on camera or be choked out by her husband, lawyer David Gibson.
“Y’all can watch me pee if you tip me and some tokens,” she said according to the Daily Wire. “Again, I’m raising money for a good cause.”
I’m proud to have the support of @ctphealthcare . As a Nurse Practitioner, I see firsthand the importance of access to quality, affordable health care. As Delegate, I will work tirelessly to ensure all Virginians have the health care they need to thrive. pic.twitter.com/yruc9S3Ngo
— Susanna Gibson (@SusannaSGibson) September 2, 2023
“I like being choked. I like being hit. I do,” Gibson remarked in a video posted last September.
“I just want a private room with somebody filming their c— so I can come looking at it, Jesus Christ,” she continued. “Oh God I want to f—ing get railroaded by all of you.”
According to Virginia law, the Democrat may have violated the state’s prostitution law be performing the acts on camera for money, which is a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Former Virginia prosecutor Shawn M. Cline said that Gibson’s Chaturbate sessions “would definitely” be considered a “chargeable offense.”
“The statute is very clear, you cannot for money or its equivalent perform sex acts,” Cline commented.
“It doesn’t matter who’s paying for the act, if it’s an observer or the recipient. You can’t receive money.”
In one lewd video, Gibson attempted to entice viewers to pay her an equivalent of around $250 in tokens to lure an unsuspecting hotel employee into seeing her in the buff.
“Tell him I want a bottle and have them bring it into the room and we’ll be naked and they can all watch. It’s gonna be great. I’m definitely a s–t,” she told them.
“In order to leave the door cracked I need 500 tokens from 10 of y’all. 10. Otherwise not worth it. Don’t get me kicked out from my favorite hotel y’all.”
After the Post’s report came out on Monday, Gibson is facing off with Republican David Owen in the race, tearfully accused her opponent of “gutter politics.”
“This is an illegal invasion of my privacy designed to humiliate me and my family. It won’t intimidate me and it won’t silence me,” Gibson told CNN on Tuesday.
“My political opponents and their Republican allies have proven they’re willing to commit a sex crime to attack me and my family because there’s no line they won’t cross to silence women when they speak up.”
“They are trying to silence me because they want to silence you, and I won’t let that happen,” the nurse practitioner and mother of two told the outlet.
The seat she and Owen are vying for is one that state Republicans hope could break up the 22-18 state Democratic Senate majority.
“My opponent and his allies know that the people of this district are on our side on the issues, so they’re stooping to the worst gutter politics,” Gibson accused of Owen.
“There’s too much at stake in this election and I’ll never stop fighting for our community.”
Owen denied any previous knowledge of her illicit bedroom activities, or participating in the Post’s bombshell report.
The Republican candidate said that he was only made aware of Gibson’s raunchy sex videos when the article was published on Monday, “like everyone else.”
“I’m sure this is a difficult time for Susanna and her family, and I’m remaining focused on my campaign,” Owen commented.
Gibson’s lawyer, Daniel P. Watkins, told CNN that sharing her salacious streaming content was a violation of Virginia’s revenge porn law.
“Capturing and disseminating this content without permission is unlawful recording and it plainly violates Virginia’s revenge porn statute. We are working closely with law enforcement to bring accountability to the wrongdoers,” he wrote to the outlet.