You'd think Scott Jones—the man who created ChaCha, a boutique search engine backed by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos—is a wise man. Or at least not the sort who gets busted about his mistress online. He's raised tens of millions of bucks! But nobody ever said startup guys are smart, even if they're in the answer business.
Jones, whose past work includes Gracenote (now an integral part of iTunes) and early iterations of voice mail, has allegedly been carrying on with Renee Larr, a "Marketing and PR Assistant" at ChaCha. Or at least that's what his wife, a pro poker player, is broadcasting to her over 50,000 Twitter followers—I guess having the kind of techristocrat household Forbes writes about wasn't enough.
And there is not a single search engine out there that'll tell you how to recover from this:
Ruff ruff. Wonder if your husband knows? That you blow your boss? And then kiss him afterwards? You're trifling good for nothing. <3— VeeVee™ (@VeeVee) July 16, 2013
Goddamnit she's so ugly it makes me feel ugly lol— VeeVee™ (@VeeVee) July 16, 2013
He calls me bipolar when I call him a cheater pumpkin water :-/ go figure— VeeVee™ (@VeeVee) July 17, 2013
While I'm pregnant with his 5th baby, named after him, to save our marriage. He screws that ugly dog :-/ I'm so hurt & this is venting— VeeVee™ (@VeeVee) July 17, 2013
Don't feel bad for me people... Apparently I can buy anything I want... But love just wasn't for sale :-/— VeeVee™ (@VeeVee) July 17, 2013
I think he has a sexual addiction. He's like a dog. And his natural green herbs helps him like my natural greens help me with my problems.— VeeVee™ (@VeeVee) July 17, 2013
What do you call a man marry a ghetto chic from Philly without a prenup & cheats on her? FUCKED That's what you should call him :-/— VeeVee™ (@VeeVee) July 18, 2013
That's only a fraction of the tirade. Jones hasn't tweeted since June.
“We must become the change we want to see.” – Mahatma Gandhi— Scott A. Jones (@chachaman) June 29, 2013
Never trust a startup guy who tweets inspirational quotes. I'm sure Jones is just glad he wrapped up a $14 million venture capital infusion for his struggling company back in January, before anyone saw any of this.