Earlier today, BigGovernment.com came forward with a startling, and potentially damning, accusation: the woman who was sent a bulging underwear picture from Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter account (a move he's calling a "hack" and a "prank") may not have been the only recipient of Weiner pictures. And in a separate report, another outlet seems to confirm that charge with apparent steamy conversations between the congressman and another woman.
"A new woman has come forward with what she claims are photographs, chats, and emails with Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY)," Big Government chief Andrew Breitbart wrote in an early-morning post today. "These appear to undermine severely Rep. Weiner’s explanations that he was the victim of a 'prank' or a 'hack.'”
Shortly after, the site posted the first alleged picture, supposedly sent on May 5 from a personal Weiner e-mail account, showing Weiner with a homemade sign with the word "me" and and arrow pointing to his face:
Two hours later, the site posted a second picture that was allegedly sent on May 4 from the same account and titled “Me and the pussys," a reference to the cats in the background:
And just recently, the site posted four more photos. The first one was allegedly sent from a Yahoo! mail account that the woman claimed Weiner used as an alternate address. The last three were reportedly the three most recent photos uploaded to the Yahoo! profile connected with the account:
According to Big Government, there was another picture sent, too, but that one is too graphic to show.
Since the pictures started coming out early this morning, the media has been eager to pick up on the story. Gawker says the two pictures are actually connected:
The photo above is alleged to have been sent on May 4, 2011 from Weiner's AOL (!) email account, via his Blackberry. The subject line was "Me and the pussys," which means Weinergate has folded into itself and become a Mobius strip of double entendres. Another picture published on Big Government simply shows Weiner holding a piece of paper that says "me," apparently to show the woman he was the one taking the pictures.
It goes on to note that this doesn't look good for the congressman:
Even if he doesn't have anything more, we are left with the fact that Weiner was emailing terrible sex-related visual puns to a woman who wasn't his wife.
The Daily Mail also believes the two pictures go together and hints at the new information being damning if true:
In the first of several pictures, chats, and emails allegedly sent from Weiner's Blackberry to a new unnamed woman, he is seen with his pet cats above the caption 'Me and my pussys'.
A second image shows him confirming his identity to the unnamed woman.
The tranche of new 'evidence' may undermine the Congressman's explanation that he is the victim of an elaborate 'prank' that saw pictures alleged to be of the Mr Weiner's crotch sent to a pretty 21-year-old student in Seattle last week.
But Big Government isn't the only one claiming to have new Weiner information. RadarOnline.com, along with Star magazine, is also reporting a woman has contacted it with more picture stories and some graphic messages:
RadarOnline.com and Star magazine verified that the account where the messages originated does belong to Weiner (see below).
He told the woman he had a "ridiculous bulge" in his shorts and asked if she "wanna see" it -- almost three months before a photo of an erect penis in tight fitting briefs appeared in the pol’s Twitter stream.
It’s a sensational twist to the scandal plaguing the embattled New York congressman. This new woman is middle-aged and from Nevada.
She requested that her name not be used but Radar and Star verified that she is listed as one of Weiner’s friends on his Facebook page.
The woman provided Radar and Star with a partially redacted transcript of a private Facebook "sexting" exchange she allegedly had with married Weiner on March 16.
Weiner, 46, wrote to the woman, "ridiculous bulge in my shorts now. wanna see?"
She responded: "Yea! can u send a pic?"
"jeez, im rushing. let me take a quick pic," Weiner answered.
After the woman asked how she was going to receive the image, Weiner allegedly told her: "It wont go away. and now im taking pics of it. making me harder still."
The woman told us the married politician never sent her the nude photo because he "got cold feet."
But she claimed she has long been the object of Weiner's steamy flirtation and the pair have carried on a "long-term Facebook affair" since early this year.
"I have more than 200 messages from him and they're all explicit in nature," the woman told Radar. You can read the rest of the alleged, graphic messages here, as well as see the supposed Facebook exchange below:
Mediaite's Colby Hall discusses what these new pictures mean:
It is still not clear that these images reveal anything substantial about that particular incident, nor do they necessarily implicate Weiner in anything worse than poor judgment in online behavior. The question that remains to be answered is how the recipient of these images feels about them, and if they were sent under something other than a broadly and mutually accepted understanding of their relationship.
What these images do reveal is that Weiner takes particularly good care of himself, appears to be an avid manscaper, and appears to be unafraid to share suggestive pictures of himself to individual (or individuals?) that he most likely has come to regret ever having trusted.
Weiner has admitted the photos are of him and that he lied to the media. Read our follow-up story here.