More Weiner From Anthony Weiner … Or Shall I Say, “Carlos Danger”?
Former Democratic Representative and current New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admitted today to even more naughty behavior online: he reportedly exchanged XXX pics and had sexy chats on the phone with a young woman for a period of six months. Although the timeline is still unclear, it is thought that this latest affair occurred during or just after he resigned from Congress in 2011, when he was busted sexting dick pics to ladies who aren’t his wife and lying to the public about it.
The gossip blog TheDirty.com claims that the unfortunately-named Weiner met a 22-year-old woman online and used the handles “Carlos Danger” and “Dangr33.” He romanced her from afar over Facebook and Formspring (?), all of which have been posted on the blog. The site claims he promised her “many things like a job at Politico and a condo in Chicago (a place they could meet up and have sex).” The Atlantic Wire added that he offered to try to get her on a blogger panel organized by Politico, which suggests she works in the blogosphere.
Buzzfeed noted that the images and messages have not been independently verified. However, Weiner responded today with a statement which acknowledged some aspects of the current scandal are true:
“I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out, and today they have. As I have said in the past, these things that I did were wrong and hurtful to my wife and caused us to go through challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from Congress.
“While some things that have been posted today are true and some are not, there is no question that what I did was wrong. This behavior is behind me. I’ve apologized to Huma and am grateful that she has worked through these issues with me and for her forgiveness. I want to again say that I am very sorry to anyone who was on the receiving end of these messages and the disruption that this has caused.
“As my wife and I have said, we are focused on moving forward.”
Weiner is married to Huma Abedin, a former top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The young woman, whose identity is being kept anonymous, said she fell in love with Weiner but has since changed her opinion. Now she called him “pretty pathetic.”
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