July 25th, 2013
01:09 PM ET
9 months ago

Weiner estimates he sexted three women after resigning

(CNN) - Anthony Weiner, the embattled New York City mayoral candidate who admitted this week to sending raunchy chats to a young woman last summer, estimated Thursday he had online relationships with three different women after his 2011 resignation from Congress.

But speaking at a news conference, the Democrat said he couldn't say for sure how many more women might come forward.

"There are a few. I don't have a specific number for you," Weiner said. "There are people I've had exchanges with that are completely appropriate, and that there are no pictures or illicit texts or anything. Now if those people want to say they don't like the exchanges we had either, I don't know where to put them."

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Weiner stepped down from his House seat in 2011 after admitting to sending lewd photos and messages to multiple women online. He pointed out Thursday that when he left the House of Representatives, he admitted to exchanging messages with six women.

He then provided a rough total of how many women he's engaged with sexually online.

"It's not dozens and dozens," he said. "It's six to ten, I suppose, but I can't tell you absolutely what people are going to consider inappropriate or not."

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Pressed to provide a guess as to how many of those relationships occurred after his resignation, Weiner said, "I don't believe I had any more than three."

Weiner has resisted calls from his rivals to withdraw from the race for New York City mayor, saying the decision of whether he's trustworthy enough for the job should be up to voters.

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soundoff (553 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    "It's not dozens and dozens," he said. "It's six to ten, I suppose, but I can't tell you absolutely what people are going to consider inappropriate or not."
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    If he cannot answer that question, then he is totally unfit for any elected office.

    July 25, 2013 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  2. California

    Three more? REALLY? The real problem is he's estimating even. He doesn't even know how many.

    July 25, 2013 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  3. Becker

    He is smart guy and knows how many but the charade most go on... Power and narcissism top the list for crushing many a man.

    July 25, 2013 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  4. TexDoc

    Maybe he could ask the NSA for a FISA warrant, and get an accurate count for all of us.

    July 25, 2013 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  5. Arizona

    Weiner: Crawl back under a rock.

    July 25, 2013 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  6. Kathy - Arizona

    This guy is absolutely DISGUSTING - and, horribly ugly too. He's just a dam pig.

    July 25, 2013 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  7. JJ

    He's a life long politician who was part of that Schumer Team.........
    He's an absolute disgrace to American politics and needs to get mental help.
    Anthony.......PLEASE JUST GO AWAY

    July 25, 2013 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  8. Boo

    What an arrogant loser! As a NYer, hell will freeze over before I'd vote for this guy.

    July 25, 2013 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  9. Duke LaCrosse

    George Costanza: "Was that wrong? Because if somebody had told me that it was wrong,...."

    July 25, 2013 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  10. Adam

    Wiener/Holder 2016 or bust.

    July 25, 2013 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    But since he has a "D" before his name it's ok. He'll be blindly voted into office.

    July 25, 2013 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  12. pup hoe

    he looks suicidal to me. maybe he could get a job at home depot selling grills? seriously, he is a disgrace.

    July 25, 2013 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  13. SHAKEUSINNERS

    Mayor of NYC?Nah!Dog catcher?Maybe.

    July 25, 2013 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    You would think with a last name like Weiner you'd try to steer clear of making your life more of a punchline than it already is.

    July 25, 2013 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  15. Martin WI

    So funny. He texts women. Does make him not able to perform his job? Not sure.... His wife will have to take him CAM away.....

    July 25, 2013 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  16. Pastor Randy Edgar

    That he is even ALLOWED to run for an office in this country speaks volumes as the moral lows that we have stooped to. Does this even make an ants bit of sense to anyone? There is another law that should be changed. Lord help us.

    July 25, 2013 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  17. Toni

    OMG! This guy needs to get some serious help and why his wife wants to stand by him and enable this type of behavior blows my mind.

    Does Anthony Weiner get it??!!! Really you still want to run for public office.

    July 25, 2013 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  18. eatchikin

    He "estimates three"
    Really?
    If it is three , you would know exactly that it was three. that's pretty simple.
    Lets see there was Jill, Megan, and Susan. ... three.
    How do you "Estimate" three?
    Were you black out drunk most of the time?
    Seriously dude.

    July 25, 2013 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  19. Classy in NY

    The fact that NY'ers would even consider voting for this guy explains a lot about their on personal views. Liberal barf..............

    July 25, 2013 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  20. DuBist

    It is unbelievable that this demoralized pervert who constantly lies, is actullay running for mayor. He must be delusional and should seek profesional help. How can anyone trust this man in politics.

    July 25, 2013 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  21. Fed Up Former New Yorker

    Please, New Yorkers, do the right thing. Send this creep packing. My standards for personal conduct are pretty low, I expect everyone's got their little peccadilloes. But this guy's over the top. You've got to hold the Mayor of New York to a higher standard of integrity, forthrightness and judgment. Say no to Anthony Weiner. Your city, your state, and this country deserve better.

    July 25, 2013 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  22. Foxxy

    If he couldn't see this coming, he's ranks among the worst politicians ever. It's the equivalent of giving the Captian of the Exxon Valdez a ship full of oil.

    July 25, 2013 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  23. Nancy

    The problem is that he thinks it is OK by 'fessing up.' Anyone that votes for this guy is crazy.

    July 25, 2013 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  24. SWAG BUTLER

    This dude is a swag butler!!!

    July 25, 2013 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  25. B'Lee Dat

    His polls are sagging. They used to watch him shave, now they watch him shine his shoes......

    July 25, 2013 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
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