On The Trail Of "Anonymous," Christine O'Donnell's Sex-Free Pal

[UPDATE: TSG has identified the “Anonymous” correspondent who today detailed his purported (sexless) one-night stand with Christine O’Donnell. See bottom of piece.]

Readers of today’s first-person account of a sexless one-night stand with kooky Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell might have noticed that the author--whom Gawker cloaked as “Anonymous” --was wearing an actual Boy Scouts uniform in photos accompanying the story about the purported Halloween night encounter three years ago.

While the man’s identity remains a secret (at least for the time being), TSG has determined that the uniform’s owner is a buddy of “Anonymous” who actually works for the Boy Scouts of America.

Brad Kurisko, 28, is a district executive with a Boy Scouts council in the Philadelphia area. In the pictures of O’Donnell mugging with “Anonymous,” the nametag on the uniform is obscured with a black bar. This was presumably done to further protect the identity of “Anonymous” and cut off any attempts to ID him via the uniform.

Which apparently only worked half.

In a series of phone conversations this afternoon, Kurisko, pictured above, acknowledged that “Anonymous” had worn his Boy Scouts outfit, but claimed that he was unaware that the uniform would be seen in photos published with the O’Donnell story. “I have to go home and kick his ass,” Kurisko said of his buddy, whom he declined to identify. He added, “I had no idea that any pictures existed.”

Asked if he was involved in the preparation or brokering of the Gawker story, Kurisko declined comment. While denying that he was “Anonymous,” Kurisko refused to identify the story’s author, claiming that TSG was “asking me to throw someone under the bus.” He also refused to answer a question about whether he received money in connection with the story (Gawker's editor told a Yahoo reporter that the site paid in the "low four figures" for the O'Donnell story).

While Kurisko refused to out “Anonymous,” some online activity this evening may point to the author’s identity. Shortly after his last phone conversation with a TSG reporter, a single name disappeared from Kurisko's list of Facebook friends.

The man with whom electronic ties were abruptly cut is Dustin Dominiak, a 28-year-old buddy who attended Albion College with Kurisko. Records show that Dominiak has previously shared a Philadelphia address with Kurisko. One online posting reports that Dominiak, a Michigan native, has worked as an auditor at the Federal Reserve in Philadelphia. Dominiak is pictured at left.

Soon after Dominiak's name vanished from Kurisko's list of friends, Dominiak’s entire Facebook page (which listed 356 friends) was suddenly deactivated. Perhaps this was Dominiak’s attempt to achieve a greater degree of anonymity.

UPDATE: In a phone interview tonight, a besieged Kurisko told TSG that Dominiak is the man pictured with O’Donnell in the Gawker photos. He said that while Dominiak had borrowed his Boy Scouts uniform, he was unaware of the existence of photos of his roommate with O’Donnell.

Kurisko said that he had no idea that Dominiak was preparing the Gawker piece and only became aware of its publication after speaking with a TSG reporter late this afternoon. He added that he is now concerned about “preserving my job” in light of media scrutiny, which has included reporters attempting to contact members of his family. These contacts, Kurisko added, were triggered by a Village Voice report that erroneously identified him as “Anonymous.”

Dominiak is “well aware of the situation,” said Kurisko, who added, "I was not aware this was going down."

Comments (73)

This sounds like a political smear attempt. The damage is done by the accusation, the actual truth does not matter. The accuser could be pressured to reveal the source behind it all, but probably not in time before the election Tuesday. Just a really rank smear of a decent person.
Since when was NOT having sex on impulse scandalous?
I'm guessing this Dominiak fellow, after a few too many beers, couldn't get it up and thus had to make up the cover story as to why no actual sex took place. Just sayin'
You can look at this smiling jag-off's face and tell that he's got no game. Hell, I'm willing to bet that this was probably the first time that he's ever seen a women's pubic hair. He probably prefers to play for the "other team". And this guy is working for the Boy Scouts?? Gee, talk about connecting the dots. Let's take bets on whether he's a "pitcher" or a "catcher"??
Homophobia is so adorable and endearing. Oh wait...
Haha IndieChick...good point!
I should add that the 2 most striking things about the story are: 1) fails several basic tests of journalism ethics and basic decency and sound judgment, 2) the lack of any real 'sex scandal'...so the account right from the beginning sounds absurdly contentless...a giant "non-story."..."she was buzzed, and something happened, but I won't tell you what, and then nothing happened..."
The Gawker story has an internal inconsistency that strongly suggests this whole matter was fabricated. Allegedly this incident happened three years on Halloween night , a Wednesday. That would make the year 2007. Yet photo #9 shows Ms. O'Donnell standing in front of an Eagles poster commemorating their 75th year in existence. The Philadelphia Eagles were founded in 1933 and their 75th Anniversary would have been in 2008. Halloween,in 2008, occurred on a Friday, not a Wednesday. Therefore the photo was taken two years ago and not three years ago as Gawker claimed. If the author lied about the year , what else is he lying about? Also kudos to TSG in tracking down the owner of the Boy Scout uniform which was evidently was not used as costume one year previously as the Gawker piece claimed.
If the Eagles were founded in 1933 the 75th anniversary would be 2007.....count it out on your fingers or write each year down from 1933 through 2007 and you will get 75
lol..... so, the year they were founded was also the 1 year anniversary? Regardless, this Dominiak idiot has to be either one of the biggest morons on the planet or absolutely broke as a joke. His life will now be a living hell all for a couple thousand bucks?? Wow....