It looks like the saga of Anthony Weiner, lecher extraordinaire, continues apace. The man who fell from grace for exposing himself to an innocent young woman in a sexting scandal in 2011 recently climbed aboard the political bandwagon in preparation for a run for mayor of New York.
But according to the nightlife site “The Dirty,” Weiner has fallen again — and this time he can’t get up. He has been implicated in another sleazy online affair, this time using the code name”Carlos Danger,” which sounds like a comedic superhero.
The Dirty reports:
I’ve been in contact with a young female girl who wishes to remain Anonymous. She was lured by Anthony Weiner post scandal via Facebook. They had a relationship for 6 months and she believed they were in love. Anthony Weiner like a true sex predator promised Anonymous many things like a job at Politico and a condo in Chicago (a place they could meet up and have sex). The relationship consisted of Anthony Weiner and Anonymous sending sexually explicit pictures of each other and having sexual conversations via phone.
Weiner also allegedly offered to help her get featured on a Politico panel, if she did him a “solid” and “hard delete” all of their correspondence.
After initially keeping quiet, Danger (aka Weiner) released a statement to New York Magazine acknowledging that the allegations are partly true.
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. 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.
Update It is 5:46 P.M. and Weiner has spoken. The gist of the message is “Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.” He claims the texts being aired right now are old hat and that his wife has already forgiven him. We’ll see if anyone comes forward with a different story and evidence to back it up.