The Ashley Madison crew are extraordinarily revolting specimens of fallen humanity, and their (mostly male? surprise, surprise ...) customers were remarkably trusting fools (can you say "Please blackmail me"?), but the team that published the records is just as wicked--though probably more self-righteous about it. FWIW, how can you be sure that addresses weren't interpolated into the collections before they were tar'ed up and checksummed?
Gossip doesn't have to be false.
I know, the truth shall make you free--but that's not the purpose of any of the parties here.