Star Magazine publishes webcam photos of Clay Aiken, transcript of chat

A month after The National Enquirer reported on a man’s story that he’d had sex with Clay Aiken, another tabloid has published evidence that suggests Clay is searching online for sex with men.

The March 1 Star Magazine reports that “a source claims a lonely Clay Aiken logged onto manhunt.net, a Web site created for men seeking to have sex with other men, from the Wyndham Hotel.” This was on December 5, whereas Clay’s alleged encounter with John Paulus took place Jan. 2.

Star says that “Clay eventually found himself an instant message buddy — according to the source, who is a male school teacher — and apparently sent the man photos of himself — clothed and partially-clothed! — via a Web cam!”

The magazine published those clothed and partially-clothed web cam shots, and Jossip provides a scan of the photos.

Exclusive: Clay’s New Gay Sex Scandal! [Star]

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.