July 25th, 2013
01:09 PM ET
1 year 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. yalibi

    "Weiner estimates ... three ..." Hold on for a sec. Estimates? It seems to me that three (3) isn't exactly an enormous number and yet Weiner needs to .... estimate it? If he ever makes it to the mayor's office, good luck with the city's coffers.

    July 25, 2013 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  2. Stu Katz

    This guy has a serious problem. Shame is he probably would be a good mayor.

    July 25, 2013 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  3. lui xi ung

    Weiner looks like an anorexic bird

    July 25, 2013 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  4. U.S. Citizen

    Seriously.
    I think he sees this media coverage as erotic and that it appeals to many.

    July 25, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    I think the present Mayor Bloomberg needs to try and run again. Do whatever he did before to be able to run. Weiner is a sicko.

    July 25, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  6. DrBob57

    C'mon, New York. A city of over 8 million people, and this Weiner is the best thing you can come up with? Seriously? Is this really the guy you want representing you? Why doesn't he just quietly pull out the race and go sweep streets or something? He's clearly already in the gutter.

    July 25, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  7. CP in Tampa, FL

    I guess he can do p0rn if this whole mayor thing doesn't work out.

    July 25, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  8. Scott

    This philanderer should be adopted by the Kennedy Clan. He'd fit right in with them.

    Scott

    July 25, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  9. CP in Tampa, FL

    He sounds like such a nice guy.

    July 25, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  10. Deez

    How about we ignore all of this and go with someone else? m'kay?

    July 25, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  11. brian

    Bruce, you forgot about King Bloomy paying off Quinn and her stooges again fir a fourth term.

    July 25, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  12. Clelar Mind

    CNN has a big problem. Let New York people decide this guy's fate. Our nation has more important issues to discuss than this! Don't bring this to us as BREAKING NEWS.

    July 25, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  13. cajr

    stick a fork in this guy cuz he's done!

    July 25, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  14. Strangways

    it's all Huma's fault! Weiner's weiner is a victim in all this...

    July 25, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  15. alex

    after this episode, i've lost more respect for his wife than him

    July 25, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  16. U.S. Citizen

    We've had enough of this.
    Stop letting him play with us.

    July 25, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  17. Joey

    Oh shut up everyone, he is no different than the rest of humanity, all wanting, wishing and doing the same, especially with the temptation social media created. One is caught and one isn't. This is strictly politics, as if those screaming bloody murder for him to drop out really care about morality. Im now wishing for him to win just for spite!

    July 25, 2013 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  18. Ian

    I'm struggling to think of a reason why I should care about this.

    July 25, 2013 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  19. JB

    How does 16% of Democrats in NYC still support this guy? He obviously didn't learn his lesson the first time. And who are all these people like Joe and Al B on this blog saying they'd still vote for a guy who was actively seeking ways to cheat on his wife with girls who are just over the legal age? What an embarassment...

    July 25, 2013 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  20. Bilbo

    Weiner is mentally ill. Do you really want him running New York City?? He should retire from politics. He can work as a campaign staffer for his wife. She seems a lot more likeable, and could probably win an election. Weiner, get over yourself. New York doesn't need you.

    July 25, 2013 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  21. Double Trouble

    Lies, lies, all lies...

    July 25, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  22. Separook bin Feinstein

    That Weiner is crooked!

    July 25, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  23. Adrian Sean

    Dude, it is not that hard to keep it in your pants. pull, pull, zip, snap. Just like Big Bird said

    July 25, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  24. skione13

    Please stop it, you are embarrassing us democrats!

    July 25, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  25. JC

    What she saw in him relative to looks puzzles me! What he saw in her relative to looks also puzzles me!
    I would hate to see what the kid looks like.
    All in all, coming from NYC, nothing surprises me! The city is full of kooks! The only other city that may compare to it is San Francisco.

    July 25, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
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