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. Bill

    Doesn't matter what you snack on as long as you come home for dinner.

    The lies though... If you're not proud of what you do and can't shout it at the top of your lungs from the highest building, with your wife at your side...

    Maybe you should just stop doing it.

    July 25, 2013 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  2. John Ashton

    Weiner is really a 'weiner', let this guy get back to pleasuring himself, find someone else to be mayor; this guy need a psychiatrist !

    July 25, 2013 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  3. Az

    Save Anthony, blame Bush!

    July 25, 2013 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  4. Libdumb

    Come on New Yorkers, elect his. I dare you. What a joke this whole thing is as far as the morals and values of this Country. Very sad.

    July 25, 2013 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  5. DMC

    You know, what he does is between him, his wife, and all the other women he wants to pork.

    Not my business.

    But dude–you are a failure. All you do is text and send pics. If you are gonna cheat on your wife,freaking do it!

    July 25, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  6. Trollolol

    Weiner has been exposed in more ways than one.

    July 25, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  7. angeson

    LLOSE a da WEINER. That is good advice for Huma, The Democrats ant the City of New York

    July 25, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  8. Polopoint

    What a clown. What a sleaze. What a lying, conniving manipulator. Am sure many New Yorkers will vote for him.
    Mindless.

    July 25, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  9. New Yorker

    Glad Huma forgave him, they both should fade away from the public spotlight and enjoy each other.
    We need public servants not pubic servants.

    July 25, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  10. Character/Integrity

    Dear Mr. Weiner
    When you stand before God and friends and vow to Love and Honor the Woman you married however
    long ago you took those VOWS. YOU ARE OBLIGATED TO DO JUST THAT FOR SAKING ALL OTHER(YOUNG GIRLS TOO)
    CLINGING TO YOUR NOW HUMILIATED WIFE. MY PRAYER FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IS THAT YOU GET SOME SERIOUS COUNSELING FROM A GOD FEARING MAN WITH PROVEN DISCIPLINE ON HOW TO HONOR AND LOVE YOUR WIFE AND THE COMMITMENT THAT IS REQUIRED IN A HEALTHY MARRIAGE. DONT RUN FOR MAYOR OF NYC BUT GO AND TAKECARE OF YOUR FAMILY YOU ARE HURTING THEM EMOTIONALLY AND EMBARRASSING THEM!!!

    July 25, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  11. I Love Michelle

    One wonders whether Huma's pathetic decision to stay with Oscar Mayer will eventually hurt Hillary.

    July 25, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  12. Concerned American

    The next thing you know is that the media will give this guy so much un-needed attention that they will probably try to put him in the oval office. Mostly in an attempt so they can justify and continue to cover trashy people who make claim to be educated and professional but lack the common sense it takes to not make dumb decisions. Wake up America!!!!!!!!

    July 25, 2013 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  13. gus

    No probs, a Dem cold hump a horse and STILL get votes. These are the same people that voted for Obama .... TWICE.

    July 25, 2013 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  14. Stupid Humans

    Good god, SoundOff – at least include the option to edit, or at the very least, delete a previous post that might have a mistake in it. That's, like, 2002 technology right there.

    July 25, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  15. hoopsvader

    Carlos Danger for Prez. This guy is going to bang all the hot babes when he gets to the White House.

    July 25, 2013 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    Anthony Weiner is basically a flasher. As a former New Yorker I would not want a sick person for a mayor.

    July 25, 2013 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  17. billmosby

    Estimate of 3, eh? Given the extensive dialog he had with the leathers lady, I wonder how he found the time to do anything else.

    In other news, since his wife was raised in Saudi Arabia, I kind of wonder if she's sticking with her man because she's seen worse, because if she were married to a Saudi man he could have up to 3 more wives he could cheat on at the same time.

    lol.

    July 25, 2013 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  18. pourform

    Weiner should pull out!

    July 25, 2013 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  19. mb2010a

    He sent me two or three pictures of himself naked but it really isn't a big deal so I just ignored him...

    July 25, 2013 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  20. D

    I bet the NSA has a good idea what the number is.

    July 25, 2013 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  21. jo2

    His wife is part of the reason he didn't stop. I think she knows her husband and he knows she knows him.

    July 25, 2013 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  22. greg

    Weiner has to be a complete idiot and his wife isn't the sharpest tool in the shed as well.
    Watch, I'm sure they will vote this guy in and he'll keep doing what he's done.

    July 25, 2013 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  23. Mark

    If you can't be sure of how many, then there's probably a lot more than three. But you know, you deserve what you vote for. Perhaps someday people will stop voting like they're picking high school prom king and vote for a grown-up instead. It's not just Weiner dude, it's a lot of members in Congress who apparently think it's cute to act like idiots. I blame reality shows like Jersey Shores for suddenly making idiot behavior acceptable.

    July 25, 2013 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  24. SC Demo

    What a weiner.....he is delusional!!

    July 25, 2013 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  25. qa

    hopefully this bloomburg guy is out of our lives foreever

    July 25, 2013 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
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