Weiner Admits "Inappropriate Relationships" Online
A tearful Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has admitted that despite earlier and forceful denials that he shared lewd photos of himself over his Twitter account with a woman from Seattle, he had indeed lied to reporters.
It was earlier reported that on Friday, May 27, 2011, Weiner had sent a photograph of his crotch area in only underwear using the Twitter-based photo-sharing service YFrog, to an unidentified woman, later revealed to be Gennette Nicole Cordova. Reporters immediately swarmed on Weiner’s office, demanding details. Cordova has since been interviewed, and was surprised to see the photo sent to her Twitter account.
The Democratic representative’s public statements to the media that hackers had taken over his account and sent the photo were seen by many as repetitive and downright trite, and not help his desire to squelch the story and simply move on. After two weeks of pressure and ABC News stating they had information regarding a lengthy inappropriate relationship with a single mother Meaghan Broussard, 26, from Texas, Representative Weiner finally came clean.
Admitting that he engaged in “inappropriate conversations” with women on social networking site Twitter, the married Congressman said he never engaged in sexual relationships with the women. “This was me doing a dumb thing...doing it repeatedly, then lying about it.”
According to Weiner in today’s media confession, he has had inappropriate online relationships with six women over the last three years.
When asked if he was considering resigning, Weiner stated that he had no plans to leave office.