A tearful Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., has admitted to sending a provocative photo over Twitter to a woman in Seattle. He also admitted to having inappropriate online and telephone communication with several women.
“I am deeply sorry for the pain this has caused my wife, Huma,” Weiner said, adding that he will not resign.
Weiner said most of the contact took place before his marriage, but some has continued since his wedding in 2010. He said he has interacted with six women over the last three years.
Weiner addressed reporters Monday afternoon after new questionable photos purported to be of him were posted online Monday, including what appear to be bare chested self-portraits and one with a provocative tagline that he allegedly sent.
Andrew Breitbart, whose website BigGovernment.com published the photos, showed up at the press conference ended up speaking to reporters about his own role in the unfolding of the scandal.
Breitbart said it was a “coincidence” that he found himself in New York City at a hotel a few blocks away and decided to see what the congressman would say.
Breitbart’s website site claims that one of them was sent to a woman on May 4, 2011. Apparently, the congressman sent it from AnthonyWeiner@aol.com on his BlackBerry to an unnamed woman, according to the Daily Mail.
In the photo, a smirking Weiner is seen with his pet cats above the caption “Me and my pussys.”
The congressman, who represents parts of Queens and Brooklyn, has been ridiculed after a lewd photo of a man’s underwear-clad crotch was tweeted to a 21-year-old co-ed from his Twitter account. Weiner initially claimed that his account was hacked but couldn’t confirm whether the photo was of him when repeatedly questioned by reporters.
Weiner is married to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton staffer Huma Abedin.