"[S]he, from the very beginning, said, 'I’d like to get something out of this'"

After Leathers calmed down, she realized she might be able to profit from the secret cyber liaison.

“I’m not going to lie, my initial response, as a business person, was ‘this is a business opportunity.’ And she, from the very beginning, said, ‘I’d like to get something out of this.’” He thought Leathers could sell her story for “$100,000 or so.”

Leathers told Colagiovanni all the down-and-dirty details of her hookup with the horny politician, he said.

“She told me about his shoe fetish. The explicit, sexual things he wanted to do. I saw the messages they sent each other.”

“He talked about getting Sydney a condo in Chicago,” he said, noting that Leathers had friends in the Windy City and wanted to try modeling.