Disgraced former New York congressman admits, "these things that I did were wrong and hurtful to my wife"
Anthony Weiner, who resigned as a New York congressman after it was revealed that he had exchanged explicit messages and photos with multiple young women, is once again faced with sordid allegations as he makes a bid to re-enter politics as a candidate in the upcoming New York mayoral election.
The website the Dirty claims to have spoken to a woman who struck up a relationship with Weiner via Facebook after Weiner's first scandal. According to the site, the pair had a six-month relationship, during which the pair exchanged sexually explicit pictures of each other and engaged in sexually explicit phone calls. (The anonymous woman also says Weiner promised her among other things, a job at Politico and a condominium in Chicago.)
According to the woman, Weiner used the nom-de-email "Carlos Danger" while sending her explicit pictures.
Weiner acknowledged the explicit exchanges in a statement Tuesday, saying, "these things that I did were wrong and hurtful to my wife and caused us to go through challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from Congress."
"I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out, and today they have. As I have said in the past, these things that I did were wrong and hurtful to my wife and caused us to go through challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from Congress," Weiner's statement reads. "While some things that have been posted today are true and some are not, there is no question that what I did was wrong. This behavior is behind me. I've apologized to Huma and am grateful that she has worked through these issues with me and for her forgiveness. I want to again say that I am very sorry to anyone who was on the receiving end of these messages and the disruption that this has caused. As my wife and I have said, we are focused on moving forward."