The Chicago Tribune, quoting the Detroit Free Press, reports that court records indicate U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow’s husband was caught with a prostitute and that this resulted in their divorce last May. The Democratic senator was, understandably humiliated by this occurrence and filed for divorce right away:
CHARLOTTE, Mich. —Court records say U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and her husband were divorced, 15 months after he was caught in a hotel tryst with a prostitute. The DetroitFree Press said Sunday it viewed court records showing that an Eaton County judge on May 28 made the divorce final between the Michigan Democrat and Tom Athans. Police in the Detroit suburb of Troy stopped Athans on Feb. 26, 2008, after he left the Residence Inn in Troy. Police had been conducting surveillance there on Alycia Martin for suspected prostitution. Athans says he paid Martin $150 for sex. He wasn’t charged, and he testified against the then-21-year-old Westland woman. She was sentenced to probation for trespassing.
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