Sydney Elaine Leathers, a 23-year-old progressive activist from Indiana, has been identified by Buzzfeed as the young woman who was sexting and phone sexing Democratic New York City Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner. The former Congressman, we learned yesterday, was identifying himself online under the avatar name “Carlos Danger.”
Sydney Leathers? Carlos Danger? What, did Sarah Palin pick the names for all these people?
Weiner admitted in a press conference yesterday, with his wife by his side, that he carried on the affair even after he had resigned from Congress when it was originally lied to the public about sending dick pics to other women. According to the conversations and photos posted by gossip blog The Dirty, the 48-year-old married father romanced Leathers over the phone, Facebook and Formspring. Weiner also allegedly offered to find her a job at Politico and a condo in Chicago. Sexy highlights from his seduction include, “I like to whisper in your ear while I make love to you. That OK?”, “If I met you in a bar and tried to talk to you, would I have a chance?” and “You are a walking fantasy.”
According to Buzzfeed’s reporting, Leathers was a field organizer for Obama for America. She — or someone connected to her — has since scrubbed her online presence pretty thoroughly. But Buzzfeed has found former web sites and posts written by Leathers, including a blog post about Weiner’s resignation and a list in which she ranked Weiner third on her list of “hero’s” [sic]. (Charlie Sheen was number 10 on the list.) In one Facebook post of hers, screen grabbed by BuzzFeed, Leathers presciently wrote:
Leathers has not yet made a public comment about the scandal. In yesterday’s press conference, Weiner stated he will will continue with his mayoral race.
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[Photos via Getty and BuzzFeed]