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. douglas

    What a country... we elect idiots. If he is that stupid, why would anyone elect him? Is he in a "Reality Show", or am I correct in believing he is actually running! New York must be crazy, of course you elected Bloomberg!

    July 25, 2013 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  2. Rick

    Enough about this Weiner. Most of us who live outside New York believe that this Weiner story has already been milked for all it is worth.

    July 25, 2013 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  3. jimmyjam

    This guy is a joke and the fact that he has the b*lls to continue to run for mayor is nothing short of a farce. Democrat or Republican, this type of behaviour should not be tolerated. If his wife state they have an "open" relationship and they can do their thing outside the marriage, that's one thing. That's not what she said. So if this jerk pursue his own selfish interests at the risk of losing his wife, what makes anyone think that won't be the case if elected. If he ends up running and NYC votes him in, they get what they deserve.

    July 25, 2013 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  4. davecu

    Go away!
    I pity your son.

    July 25, 2013 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  5. Mike

    Another idiot we don't need in government...anywhere, or anytime. Go home and play with your weiner and stop embarrassing your hard-working (soon to be) ex-wife.

    July 25, 2013 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  6. dina

    Ditch him, Huma, You're young, beautiful, and successful. He's disrespectful, stupid, and a creep. It's a no-brainer.

    July 25, 2013 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  7. Pi

    Speaking as a guy (and someone who isn't full of crap, or running for office), just automatically take whatever number he says and triple it. Trust me. His "estimated" three is laughably low if this guy is the raging horndog/swinging dick he appears to be.

    July 25, 2013 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  8. pamb

    Weiner, get out of the race NOW! You have proved that you didn't learn your lesson when you resigned from Congress. You have proved that you learned nothing from whatever therapy you went through. You have proved that you have no respect for yourself or your wife and child. All that matters to you is power, and you don't care what you have to put your family through to get it.

    New Yorkers, vote for anyone but Weiner and send a clear message.

    July 25, 2013 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  9. Kenroy Cherrington

    Though opprobrious, you go Weiner (player)!!! In NYC, we've had mayors that were perverts. The problem with Weiner is he's been caught lying.

    July 25, 2013 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  10. bergerfry

    Shouldn't the NSA be able to tell how many he's sent?

    July 25, 2013 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  11. Michael

    This is NOT FRONT PAGE or BREAKING NEWS....its not even NEWS!

    July 25, 2013 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  12. danita

    CNN stop wasting time on these two sick people. They both need help.... Please tell my the country has not become this backwards...

    July 25, 2013 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  13. TJ

    Really? This is the best candidate a city of 8.3 million people can muster? If that's the case, we've reach "Idiocracy" hundreds of years before it was projected in the movie.

    July 25, 2013 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  14. bergerfry

    This guy just needs to pull out and get another profession.

    July 25, 2013 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  15. Jerry

    Just when you thought it couldn't get any stupider than it already was – the boys in the loincloths return to the scene of the crime. Spitzer and Weiner – what a pair! In the manner of Beniffer and Brangelena, we should dub them Spitzweiner- part man, part child but mostly raging libido without remorse or self respect. Somebody please, escort them out of the state of New York.

    July 25, 2013 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  16. Carlos Danger

    Poor Weiner... well at least we dont have to deal with this liberal pushing his agenda on the city. Looks like a GOP shoe in for mayor now!!

    July 25, 2013 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  17. Nathaniel

    What a sad, weak, pathetic woman to stand by this "man."

    July 25, 2013 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  18. DoNotWorry

    The DNC needs to pull him and put another candidate in. Signed, a Democrat.

    July 25, 2013 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  19. sdfgsdfg

    " I can't tell you absolutely what people are going to consider inappropriate or not."

    Then you do not deserve a position of power. idiot.

    July 25, 2013 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  20. dajowi

    If this guy gets elected what does that say about the people of New York?

    July 25, 2013 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  21. Kregg

    he lost count??? wants to run for mayor and cant even do simple math? LOLOLOL

    July 25, 2013 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  22. grabmyweiner

    Seriously, This guy should just go away and play with his weiner since he likes it so much

    July 25, 2013 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  23. DoNotWorry

    If there were THREE, it would not be an estimate. How could you not know, if there had only been three... a bit hard to swallow. Sorry for the pun.

    July 25, 2013 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  24. huh

    Who cares what he does in his personal life and why didn't these women have any objection when they did it. Gimme a break. Leave his alone...

    July 25, 2013 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  25. Angel

    He's disgusting. Exploiting and using one person is bad and very wrong enough. To add on the numbers just leaves the realm of indecent man with marital problems to sick pervert who really has no business trying to lead anyone anywhere. And the fact that he and his wife are not completely humiliated and RUNNING from public eye actually testifies to how damaged they are. Narcissistic, power hungry, greedy, creepy people. You'd have to be very young or retarded to not think this is a problem. Wow...

    July 25, 2013 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
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