Delaware Democrat Chris Coons on Friday denounced as “cowardly” an anonymous Gawker post from a man claiming a drunken encounter with Republican Christine O’Donnell.

“The Gawker item is despicable, cowardly and has absolutely no value at all to any Delaware voters,” Coons spokesman Daniel McElhatton told POLITICO. “We denounce it with great vigor.”

The comment comes in response to the gossip website’s post Thursday in which an anonymous man claims to have had a one-night stand with O’Donnell three years ago on Halloween. The post includes numerous embarrassing claims about O’Donnell, as well as pictures of her dressed like a lady bug.