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. James

    How much more public embarrassment is needed for DNC to step in and say lets stop this madness, this is damaging our brand?

    July 25, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  2. Vader

    3 or 300, it doesn't matter. Weiner needs to withdraw and remove himself from the public eye in any form. His credibility is below sea level.

    July 25, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  3. Rex Remes

    How this man's poll numbers have not dropped to ZERO completely astounds me.

    The voting public is whacked.

    July 25, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  4. bam

    no harm no fowl, none of them are complaining. they are just making money off the pics. 2 consenting adults why is it our business?

    July 25, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  5. GoLeafsGo

    Look up Rob Ford – Mayor of Toronto and see what NY could be in for if The Weiner is elected. Not the same type of behaviour but equally unacceptable...New York doesn't need this guy just as much as us Torontonians dont need Ford

    July 25, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  6. panache1111

    I wonder what New Yorkers think was the last thing shaken when they shake his hand....

    July 25, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  7. NISIEK

    He is such a huge ass, and I would be ashamed to be associated or married to him. What a joke, he obviously thinks America is as clueless as him

    July 25, 2013 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  8. RanLo

    Gosh, Give It Up! Oh Wait.... he has! Next ????

    July 25, 2013 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  9. Chas

    Hey it's politics what did you expect, Quicken Loans???

    July 25, 2013 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  10. Tony

    I agree, He's an embarrassment to NY. He should not be on the ballot. The fact that he has any support for a political career is mind blowing. Come on NY, send him packing.

    July 25, 2013 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  11. stupididity reigns

    Let the voters decide because we all know how smart and informed voters tend to be...especially New Yorkers.

    July 25, 2013 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  12. Spiderman

    Only one thing to say about that guy. What a creep.

    July 25, 2013 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  13. Ummnope

    Why is this in the news. WHO CARES. Uhg.

    July 25, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  14. TomGI

    Carlos Danger needs a haircut. Sloppy personal grooming is the sign of a weak minded person.

    July 25, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  15. jamie

    I think he should change his name to Ball Park Frank....I can see it now on the ballot....nobody will ever suspect it's him....lol

    July 25, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  16. Ed

    Only a democrat, fool or insane person would vote to put this man in office. Only the democrat party would not demand that he withdraw from the race immediately and disown him as a democrat. Such a low life shouldn't even be elected as a dog catcher. His "loving, supportive and understanding wife" deserves what she has for a "husband".

    July 25, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  17. ahairynavel

    He was a representative of Americans....hmm makes sense

    July 25, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  18. leah

    Weiner is just not serious enough about the job.

    July 25, 2013 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  19. greg

    Why is CNN even giving this deviant Digital Air Time......???

    Also, how can any American with any fiber of Integrity and Morality even consider voting for this loser.....

    July 25, 2013 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  20. Kevin

    He is staying in the race because he has no career to fall back on. He is not a lawyer. He is not a businessman. He went straight from college to work for Schumer. He has never had a job outside of politics and wasn't in the House long enough to network, curry favors and then possibly land a good paying job at the end of his term. He is useless.

    July 25, 2013 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  21. Wallace

    What a classy guy. You reap what you sow New York. Enjoy if you reelect him.

    July 25, 2013 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  22. Noweiners

    I heard his middle name is "hasatiny"

    July 25, 2013 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  23. Ryan

    a Weiner poll? HA!

    July 25, 2013 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  24. encanto68

    What and idiot – why are we still seeing this in the news?

    July 25, 2013 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  25. Los Rubios

    Well he can always go and run for mayor of San Diego if he has to withdraw from the NYC mayoral race! Seriously, a mayor is entrusted with significant decisions for the city and its people and you have to questions this guy's ability to make sensible decisions.

    July 25, 2013 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
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