Weiner Won't Pull Out, Woman Revealed in Sexting Scandal II
Sydney Elaine Leathers, a 23-year-old former field organizer for President Obama's reelection campaign, has been identified as the woman who had a sexting relationship with Anthony Weiner… after he resigned from Congress in disgrace for similar behavior in 2011.
Buzzfeed.com revealed Leathers’ name on Wednesday after a gossip website called The Dirty.com published an interview with her, in which she remained anonymous. In the article, Leathers claimed she had an online relationship with him between July and November 2012 that included phone sex and explicit texts.
Leathers is also a blogger for the Indiana Progressive Liberals and once named Weiner as a political hero online.
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Weiner and wife Huma Abedin made an extremely awkward joint appearance on Tuesday saying that the latest revelations of extra-marital sexual exchanges will not prompt him to drop out of the race for New York City Mayor.
Weiner said in a statement, "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.”
Three NYC mayoral candidates have urged Weiner to pull out… of the race.
Donald Trump gave "Extra" his opinion of Weiner, calling him a "sick puppy." Watch!
On a lighter note, a man who photo-bombed Weiner during his press conference, peering over a cubicle, has been identified as Jeff McKinney, a reporter for New York's WOR Radio, now known online as “Cubicle Guy.”