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Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz accused of sharing nudes on underage girl website

The mayor of Anchorage in Alaska state, Ethan Berkowitz, 58, admitted on Monday that he had a message list with TV reporter Anchorage Maria Athens, 41, several years ago. It is unclear how long the relationship between Berkowitz and Athens lasted and what messages were involved.

From the left: Maria Athens, Ethan Berkowitz, The mayor and his wife Dr. Mara Kimmel

His recognition of the relationship came after Athens falsely accused him of posting pictures of himself naked on a website with underage girls.

She also shared a nude photo on Facebook that claimed to be Berkowitz. The mayor denied the “slanderous accusations” and described Athens as “hostile and ill”.

Maria Athens Facebook @athensmaria post.
We obfuscate part of the image due to sensitive image.

Police said they investigated the charges, but found no evidence of criminal conduct on the part of Berkowitz. After posting the complaints, Athens was arrested in the TV studios after getting into a physical fight with her station manager, Scott Centers

Athens was in relationship with the Centers, according to court documents. The TV studio has since distanced itself from Athens’ claims, but has not confirmed whether she was fired.

Coastal Television CEO Bill Fielder said the allegations that were made on Athens’ personal Facebook page were never published by any of the network’s news outlets.

The video and photo remain published on the Athens Facebook page until the date of publication of this post.


Alaska is the largest US state by area and the seventh largest subnational division in the world. It is the third least populated and most sparsely populated state, but by far the most populous territory on the continent located mainly north of the 60th parallel, with an estimated population of 738,432 in 2015 – more than quadrupling the combined populations of northern Canada and Greenland. . Approximately half of Alaskan residents live in the metropolitan area of ​​Anchorage. The capital of the state of Juneau is the second largest city in the United States by area, covering more territory than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware.


Anchorage , Alaska’s largest city, is in the south-central part of the state, in Cook’s Cove. It is known for its cultural sites, including the Alaska Native Heritage Center, which displays traditional handicrafts, stages dances and features replicas of homes by indigenous groups in the region. The city is also a gateway to nearby wilderness and mountains, including Chugach, Kenai and Talkeetna.