Shortly after we published this article, in response to re-sending questions I’d sent them on Wednesday, ADF sent me an email with a link to a Twitter thread calling my reporting a “last-minute attempt to malign Lorie.”.
I asked Stewart if he had any response to ADF’s claims that the website inquiry was “genuine.”
Stewart reaffirmed to me that the information in the inquiry is his personal information—and that he’s straight and has been married to a woman since the late 2000s.
“The ADF should show proof that the Stewart and Mike in the submission are who they claim to be,” he said.
And has he heard from ADF?
They would perhaps be in less peril now to substantiate the inquiry.
But no—while ADF has responded to other journalists, they have yet to reach out to Stewart. »