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Los Angeles street artist mocks Newsom’s past infidelity ahead of fundraising dinner

Reese Witherspoon arrives at the 24th annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards earlier this month at the Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills.
Reese Witherspoon arrives at the 24th annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards earlier this month at the Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Signs mocking gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom’s past infidelity were hung on doors throughout Reese Witherspoon’s neighborhood shortly before the actress hosted a fundraising dinner for Newsom.

Made to look like an occupancy sign that might hang on a hotel room door, the placards read: “Do Not Disturb. Gavin’s Boning Your Wife. Gavin Newsom for Governor.” The Hollywood Reporter attributed them to Sabo, a right-wing street artist, and said they dangled from 300 doors.

Sabo, who also operates under the name “unsavoryagents,” first posted photos of the signs to his Twitter account on Friday. Each appeared to have a faux invitation to the dinner, albeit with Newsom’s name misspelled, and a notice that AirBnb “is backing this dirtbag.”

As mayor of San Francisco in 2007, Newsom admitted to having an affair with his campaign manager’s wife. He had been in the process of divorcing his then-wife, Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, when the affair occurred the previous year.

Newsom went on to become lieutenant governor and is considered a frontrunner for Gov. Jerry Brown’s seat in November 2018. He has since married documentary filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom.

Guests paid $1,000 to $29,200 per head at the dinner, which Witherspoon co-hosted with several Hollywood producers and executives. The actress revealed earlier this month that she had been sexually assaulted as a 16-year-old.

Newsom’s campaign team did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel

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