BuzzFeed has linked a progressive activist from Indiana to the latest sex chat scandal involving Anthony Weiner.
The woman, who is in her early 20s, calls herself “Sydney Leathers” online and “sidneyelainexo” has been identified as the woman whose online profile is linked to the latest — and explicit — Weiner sex chat.
Sydney Leathers reportedly wrote that Weiner “can continue sending d*ck pics every single say for the rest of his life as long as he continues to legislate like he does.”
Further, her Facebook profile picture “closely matches one blurred on the website The Dirty,” according to BuzzFeed.
Another image from her Formspring account also matches a blurred image published by The Dirty. Leathers’ Formspring account was recently deleted.
In a Facebook post dated June 6, 2011, she wrote that “Rep. Weiner can continue sending d*ck pics every single say for the rest of his life as long as he continues to legislate like he does.”
Leathers has also identified herself as a field organizer for Obama for America, BuzzFeed reports.
The Dirty claims its anonymous tipster “has lawyered up in fear of Anthony Weiner, but she is willing to expose his sexual nature to TheDirty.com for the betterment of America.”
Weiner reportedly declined to answer questions about the woman that were “shouted” by a BuzzFeed reporter at his Tuesday press conference.
Take a look at BuzzFeed’s full report, here.
UPDATE: “A source close to the situation” has apparently confirmed to BuzzFeed that Anthony Weiner exchanged the X-rated messages and photos in late July of last year with “Sydney Elaine Leathers.”
“I saw the messages and the message said ‘Anthony Weiner,’” the source told BuzzFeed.
Weiner also allegedly told Leathers that he would “move her to either Chicago or New York,” so they could be closer together. “It was not immediately known how the two met or if they ever made contact in person,” BuzzFeed adds.
The anonymous source that spoke to BuzzFeed has apparently known Leathers since they were in high school.