The packages sent without a return address arrived at Groves City Hall, a television news station and a local newspaper Monday.The contents may threaten the political career of 19-year-old Cross Coburn, by far the youngest city councilman in Groves. Coburn told KFDM the shirtless photos of him and the conversations taken from a dating app between him and another user, along with the photos of a male sex organ are part of his “freedom of expression.” “That is my personal life, and no one should know about it,” Coburn told the news station.
Coburn was elected after the incumbent in the Ward 1 City Council race, Jim Rasa, withdrew from the election three days after Cross filed to run against him, according to the Port Arthur News.At the time of his election, Coburn was an 18-year-old theater student at Lamar State College Port Arthur.On May 19, 1962, at a fundraiser and early birthday celebration for President John F.Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe shimmied onto the Madison Square Garden stage, shrugged off her glamorous fur coat to reveal a skin-tight, rhinestone-encrusted gown, and stepped up to the microphone. President," she famously crooned in her signature sultry, yet strangely childlike voice."Happy Birthday to you." If the public did not already believe that the Hollywood sex symbol and the commander-in-chief were secret lovers, Monroe's sexy performance would make them the subjects of intense speculation for decades to come and lead to relentless tabloid reports filled with lies and doctored photos of the two of them together —especially since Monroe would die just months later.