Anthony Weiner, candidate for Mayor of New York City in the upcoming election, admitted today his involvement in a ‘sexting’ scandal. Another one.
The conference was full of good intentions and efforts to save face in the final days before the election, though it was also certainly a bit awkward. "These things that I did were wrong and hurtful to my wife and caused us to go through many challenges in our marriage," Weiner says. "With 49 days left until primary day, I'm surprised that more things didn't come out sooner."
Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, stood by his side at the conference, speaking upon her unyielding support for her husband in lieu of the current issues. “It took a lot of work and a whole lot of therapy to get to a place where I could forgive Anthony," she says, and she supposedly has now made it.
“The announcement follows claims made on the nightlife website ‘The Dirty’ allegedly showing sex chats Weiner engaged in with an anonymous 22-year-old woman,” reports the Huffington Post. “During the conference,” they continue, “Weiner admitted some of the conversations went on both before and after his resignation from congress in 2011.”
A press statement reads the following:
I’ve been in contact with a young female girl who wishes to remain Anonymous. She was lured by Anthony Weiner post scandal via Facebook. They had a relationship for 6 months and she believed they were in love. Anthony Weiner like a true sex predator promised Anonymous many things like a job at Politico and a condo in Chicago (a place they could meet up and have sex). The relationship consisted of Anthony Weiner and Anonymous sending sexually explicit pictures of each other and having sexual conversations via phone.
When the conference concluded, Weiner “walked out in silence as a reported yelled after him, ‘Why should we trust your judgment?’” Ouch.