Back in 1988, the Miami Herald published a story claiming that Colorado Senator and then Democratic presidential hopeful Gary Hart was having an affair with 29-year-old, Miami-based model Donna Rice. It ruined Hart's political career and presidential aspirations, and changed political reporting forever by affirming that a candidate's sex scandals were fair game for the press.
But the story of how exactly the story came to be has remained a mystery. Well, this weekend the New York Times finally exposed the tipster who had informed the Herald. Her name was Dana Weems, another former model and fashion designer.More »