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Weiner admits to lying about lewd photos, being hacked and e-infidelity

Rep. Anthony Weiner apologized today for lying when he said his Twitter account had been hacked after a lewd photo of his genitalia showed up all over the Internet late last week. Weiner admits that he sent that photo and many others to several young female Twitter followers with whom he has been carrying on a sex-based Internet relationship for several years.

Weiner says he has sent inappropriate photos to and had inappropriate communications with at least six women he friended on Facebook over the past three years – some after he was married – and says he’s “very sorry,” but that his wife knew about the e-affairs the whole time. He claims that he has never met any of the women in person with whom he conducted the online relationships.

“I panicked, and took it down and said that I’d been hacked,” Weiner said today. “I thought I could carry it off … the lying … because the whole thing just blew up so fast and there was so much speculation. I thought I might be able to put this whole story under the rug quickly and move on. I feel that I’ve betrayed my wife, my constituents, and the women – the innocent victims in all this – and that I betrayed the American people when I should have just been honest about things.”

Weiner says he hopes the people of New York will understand how panicked he felt, why he did what he did, and that he lied with “only good intentions” and made “terrible mistakes.”

Weiner admits there was no hacking of his account, there was no conspiracy, and that he bears the sole responsibility for the entire situation.

Weiner also says he’s not going to resign his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives over it. He said he will not leave office voluntarily.

You know something, “Congressman”? I really don’t think you’re going to have to worry about “voluntarily” part.

Posted by Gary St. Lawrence at June 6, 2011 5:00 PM
Comments
Comment #324075

Not only does he have to worry about being forced to leave office but also he admitted not knowing the ages of the women he was texting, if just one is under age God help him, GSL.

Posted by: KAP at June 6, 2011 5:56 PM
Comment #324080

His actions are usually good for 20 or more years of free rent and free food and only one color of suit not made by his tailor today.

Posted by: tom humes at June 6, 2011 6:49 PM
Comment #324103

I’ve been reminded that Anthony Weiner did not, in fact, commit adultery (assuming Weiner’s not lying about having never met any of his e-mistress­es).

So, with full intent to be fair and accurate, I hereby coin an entirely new term to define Anthony Weiner’s guilt: e-dultery.

You read it here, first.

Posted by: Gary St. Lawrence at June 6, 2011 10:08 PM
Comment #324115

Gary does that e-dultry thing mean these women will get a big red E tattooed into their forehead, or some such thing? Perhaps Weiner will be forced into internet exile and have his computer confiscated.

Posted by: j2t2 at June 7, 2011 11:17 AM
Comment #324140

Republican congressman Christopher Lee of New York did something similar (although not as bad). He sent around a picture of himself w/o his shirt. He was out in a couple of days. This was recent.

The e-dultery is good.

BTW - in partisan terms, it is good for Republicans if little Weiner stays in congress. Every time he shows up with Democrats people will giggle. You can imagine Nancy Pelosi wants to talk about taxes. Weiner shows up and it is all about … weiner.

Posted by: C&J at June 7, 2011 8:14 PM
Comment #324146

It is good if Weiner tell thing that he did in publish.He also reliaze his mistakes. Hope that everything will be better. קיטרינג

Posted by: annahill at June 7, 2011 9:18 PM
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