The teen allegedly sexted by Anthony Weiner wrote a scathing letter to FBI Director Comey

As the election season winds down, there still seems to be a circus surrounding Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and those pesky emails. Unfortunately, the FBI’s investigation has caused collateral damage to a teenage girl. The teen allegedly sexted by Anthony Weiner wrote a scathing letter to FBI Director Comey after the messages Weiner sent to her were pushed back into the spotlight. Comey announced in a letter to Congress last week that potentially new Clinton emails were found while the FBI investigated Weiner’s alleged sexting with a minor, as his wife is a top Clinton aid. Now, the alleged victim, now 16, is understandably upset about the unwanted media attention and verbally destroyed Director Comey in an open letter she provided to BuzzFeed News.

In the letter, the teen said she began to get calls from a reporter minutes after a seven-hour interview with the FBI. She wanted to know why Comey didn’t communicate with the FBI agents to change the location or time of her interview. The letter highlighted her disappointment in Director Comey’s letter concerning the vagueness of his information as well as the ill-timed announcement just days before the election.

The young woman called Weiner out for his love of the media spotlight and claimed he gave out enough information to help the media find her. She felt like Comey assisted in her being further victimized and humiliated for the sake of political fodder when his job was supposed to be about protecting her identity.

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The teen wrote:

“I thought your job as FBI Director was to protect me. I thought if I cooperated with your investigation, my identity as a minor would be kept secret. That is no longer the case. My family and I are barraged by reporters’ phone calls and emails. I have been even been blamed in a newspaper for causing Donald Trump to now be leading in some polls and costing Hillary the election.”

She wrapped the letter by saying she was a survivor and it was time for the FBI director to choose a victim’s rights over politics.

“I may have been Weiner’s victim, but the real story here is that I am a survivor. I am strong, intelligent, and certain that I will come out from under this nightmare, but it will not be as a result of your doing your job to protect me. I hope that by making my letter to you public, you will think about how your actions affect the victims of the crimes you are investigating. The election is important, yes, but what happened to me and how it makes me feel and how others see me, is much more important. It’s time that the FBI Director puts his victims’ rights above political views.”

So far, the FBI has declined to comment on the case, and surely there will be no reply from Weiner since he is at a sex addiction clinic, but this letter is a reminder of why so many women stay in the shadows after abuse. They have to live in constant fear of being “exposed” and drug into situations for a hot take or unfair judgement.

The fact that a 16-year-old girl had to write an open letter to remind the director of the FBI of his responsibility to victims makes this whole scandal even more fucked up. Kudos to this young girl for taking a stand for what is right and burning two grown men in a few paragraphs.