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ABC News Studios Commissions Doc on Ashley Madison Scandal


ABC News Studios has commissioned the multipart documentary The Ashley Madison Affair (w.t.) for Hulu.

It will explore the events of 2015, when Ashley Madison’s owners refused to comply with the demands of hackers to shut down the company. The hackers then released almost 10 gigabytes of user details onto the dark web, causing disastrous consequences for those who had signed up, including suicide, blackmail and public shaming.

The Ashley Madison Affair will explore infidelity, morality, cyber-shaming and blackmail, telling the story of ordinary people with big secrets and a mystery that remains unsolved to this day.

The documentary is being produced by ABC News Studios and Wall to Wall Media. Beth Hoppe is executive producer for ABC News Studios, while Jeremy Dear and Fred Hepburn are executive producers for Wall to Wall. Johanna Hamilton is serving as director, and Shaun Trevisick and Carla Francome are producing.

About Jamie Stalcup

Jamie Stalcup is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at jstalcup@worldscreen.com.


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