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Lawyer says 'disgusting' Facebook post to drunken people was written by hacker

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A Florida lawyer says a hacker was to blame for a Facebook post offering sympathy and legal services to people who are drunk after encountering “the tease.”

Lawyer Albert Sauline told the Panama City News Herald on Tuesday that he found the early Sunday post “disgusting,” and that he personally removed it.

The newspaper published a photo of the original post. “Drunk in the middle of the night, all because the woman led you on all night for free drinks then wouldn’t keep her promise after the Club? Call Attorney Sauline … where we understand the tease,” the post read.

Sauline at first told the Panama City News Herald that an out-of-state company writes his social media posts, and this was posted without his knowledge. Later, Sauline said he spoke with the marketing firm, and it looked like someone was hacking the system.

According to the paper, several posts on Sauline’s website appear offbeat. One post on Thanksgiving tells people to call the firm “when you drink too much, and finally hit that one relative you absolutely despise.”

Lawyer Michelle Jordan of Chipley had commented on “the tease” Facebook post and tagged the Florida Bar’s Facebook page. Jordan said the bar should “look at this” when wondering why women are leaving the legal profession.

Jordan told the paper that the mentality expressed in the post is still alive today. “Every female lawyer that I know deals with this,” she said. “We encounter it every day.”

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