Huma Abedin, a top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, announced Monday that she will separate from her husband, former New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, following his latest sexting scandal.
On July 23, 2013, Anthony Weiner held a press conference with his wife Huma Abedin to address allegations that he engaged in lewd online conversations with a woman after he resigned from Congress for similar previous incidents. (Getty Images)
During the conversation, Weiner purportedly sent the woman a lewd image of himself as he lounged in bed beside his young son.
According to the Post, the image “shows a bulge in his white, Jockey-brand boxer briefs and his son cuddled up to his left, wrapped in a light-green blanket.”
“You do realize you can see you[r] Weiner in that pic??” the woman allegedly replied.
Following the Post’s report, Abedin said in a statement Monday, “After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband.”
“Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life,” Abedin said. “During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy.”
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