NEW YORK (TheBlaze/AP) — Anthony Weiner says he’s not dropping out of the New York City mayoral race in light of newly revealed explicit online correspondence with a young woman. He also admitted that some of the sex chats occurred after his messy resignation from Congress.
Weiner admitted on Tuesday to exchanging racy photos and having X-rated chats with a woman he met online. He had resigned his House seat in June 2011 after acknowledging having sexual conversations with at least a half-dozen women. We now know that his sex chats didn’t stop after his resignation and apology.
“[O]ne little detail picked up among all the gossip today is the fact that according to the timetable, the sexts released today show that his online relationship with another woman began one week before a mea culpa interview he did with People Magazine to say he and his family have moved on,” Mediaite’s Josh Feldman notes.
The newly revealed correspondence was posted Monday by the gossip website The Dirty. The woman involved was not identified. She says their online relationship began in July 2012 and lasted for six months.
The married ex-congressman had predicted more texts and photos might come out. Since re-entering public life this spring, he has apologized repeatedly for his behavior. He also has been near the top of most mayoral polls since entering the race.
His wife, Huma Abedin, is standing by him.
Abedin says Weiner “made some horrible mistakes,” but that she has forgiven him and believes in him.