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Weiner admits more 'sexting' behavior after gossip mag prints accusations

Did Anthony Weiner really have an online sexual relationship while using the name Carlos Danger?

Calls begin for him to drop out of race

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A statement by former Brooklyn-Queens Congressman Anthony Weiner on Tuesday confirmed some of the allegations on an Arizona-based gossip wesbite that he had a cyber-relationships after his original "sexting" scandal two years ago.

A woman who contacted the site The Dirty alleged that she had highly sexually-charged cyber-relationship with Weiner.

The woman said that Weiner used the pseudonym of “Carlos Danger” to protect himself, and that the two of them sent sexually explicit pictures of each other and had sexual conversations on the phone. He also offered to buy her a condo in Chicago as a love nest, said “Anonymous,” who said she was 22 years old.

Without going into specifics, Weiner issued a statement that read:

“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.”

The Dirty reproduced what it claimed to be online exchanges between “Anonymous” and Carlos Danger (or “Dangr33”), most of which cannot be quoted. The images, taken from the Formspring social networking site, are blurred.

By Tuesday afternoon, the story was picked up by New York magazine. And before the end of the day, calls had already begun for him to quit the mayoral race.

Fellow Democratic mayoral hopeful and Brooklyn resident Sal Albanese said, "Since he entered public life, Tony has made a career of misleading New Yorkers rather than improving their lives. When he ran for City Council, he misled them with a racially-charged mailer about his opponent. As a councilman, he misled tenants to believe he would support rent control. As a Congressman, he sent sexually explicit photos to women, then told a bold-faced lie on national television, saying that he was an innocent victim of hacking. Now, just 49 days before the election, he admits that he misled us again."
Bill de Blasio, another candidate and Brooklyn resident, said, "The sideshows of this election have gotten in the way of the debate we should be having about the future of this city. And yes, I’m talking about Anthony Weiner.  Enough is enough.  I’m calling on Anthony to withdraw from this race for the good of the city that I know he loves as much as all of us."
Republican Mayoral Candidate John Catsimatidis said,
 "The mayor of New York City should be a leader that all the residents of our city, especially our children, can look up to. Anthony Weiner should do what is right for his family and our city and drop out of the race for mayor so we can end this soap opera."

Updated to correct when Weiner issued his statement, then updated again when statements for him to resign began to come in.

July 23, 2013 - 1:45pm
Latest Revision Time: 
July 23, 2013 - 3:15pm


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