Former Congressman Anthony Weiner, reeling from bombshell allegations that he continued sexting despite his resignation-inducing scandal, admitted to the most salacious detail this evening: That he continued contacting young women after his resignation, the birth of his son and a glossy People magazine spread that proclaimed him a different man.
With his wife, Huma Abedin, standing resolute by his side, Mr. Weiner told more than 100 reporters and photographers crammed into a midtown office building that he continued his lewd behavior for well over a year after resigning from congress.
After former Congressman Anthony Weiner partially admitted today to allegations that he continued sexting after his 2011 resignation, one of his rivals in this year’s mayoral race has something to say.
“Unfortunately, my other opponents have danced around the issue,” former Councilman Sal Albanese declared in a statement. “I’m not going to do that. I’m calling for Anthony Weiner to do right by New Yorkers and withdraw from the race.”
Anthony Weiner today responded to new explicit messages and images the gossip website The Dirty alleges were sent to an anonymous tipster by the former congressman after he was forced to resign two years ago when similar messages became public.
In the statement, the mayoral candidate admitted that he and his wife had to go “through challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from Congress” but does not detail what those entail. Similarly, he said some–but not all–of The Dirty’s allegations are true without explanation.