July 25th, 2013
01:09 PM ET
12 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. Kica

    Ok dude REALLY????? pfft...

    July 25, 2013 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  2. Bozi

    Do we really need this guy to be in charge of NY!!!

    July 25, 2013 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  3. Deke

    Just take his phone away...

    July 25, 2013 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  4. Alan Florez

    Why are we taking the guy serious? Not only did he lie about it back when it happen, he kept doing it. When he gets interviewed he gets mad when people comment on the scandal. If he really wanted to put this behind him and be in the public eye he should have bought a Blackberry without a camera and accept calls only. It almost sounds unreal that this guy wants to be mayor of my City. You cant trust a person who flat out lied before and got caught red handed.

    July 25, 2013 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  5. me

    One is one too many.

    July 25, 2013 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  6. ZombyVotersRLame

    Who cares. What he does in his personal life shouldn't matter to the Public. If he abuses his authority that is a different matter all together. F family values...people that all about family values don't even care that the federal government kills brown babies with drones...they are hypocrites like most of the tax cattle in this nation. I wish people would get this outraged over the governments violations of our right to privacy and association.

    July 25, 2013 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  7. Jon

    Boy he is a Richardhead.
    His wife wants the power because she worked for Hellary.

    July 25, 2013 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  8. Thomas

    And he wanted to set up an apartment in Chicago for the 22 year old bimbo with a political fetish .

    Carlos Danger ?

    July 25, 2013 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  9. Cookie506

    How can anyone take his guy seriously? He's a narsacistic creep and a serial cheater...... he needs to go away.

    July 25, 2013 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  10. Jen

    Why is he even still running? Does he not have the Democrats' best interests at heart, or is he deluded enough to think he has a chance?

    July 25, 2013 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  11. Jeb Bush

    He needs help. He doesn't need to be mayor of anything.

    July 25, 2013 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  12. TommytheT

    wow...how this guy thinks it is ok to stay in the race should gave the voters all they need to NOT vote for him.

    July 25, 2013 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  13. Jonas

    The man has a sickness. Please go away Anthony. You are a colossal embarrassment and your wife standing by your side is almost as unfathomable.

    The only reasonable, sane choice is Bill de Blasio.

    July 25, 2013 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  14. Rlg

    He should drop out of the mayoral race as he is a pervert..................not fit for any office anywhere of any kind.

    July 25, 2013 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  15. Doug Sheppard

    He is too arrogant to be embarrassed , take a hike creep.

    July 25, 2013 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  16. gymviking

    I can't wait until they elects this guy!

    July 25, 2013 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  17. erichx101x

    This creature, this creepster, is manipulating the media, the voters and even his own wife.

    July 25, 2013 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  18. MagicPanties

    Toast. Burnt toast. Charcoal crumbs.

    July 25, 2013 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  19. Macy

    Not sure if New York wants a pervert for mayor. He cannot even give a number!

    July 25, 2013 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  20. Link

    Wow! The fact that he, or anyone for that matter, is still considering him(self), for any form of public office is both astonishing and absurd to write the least! In an era where public scrutiny and mistrust of elected officials is at an all-time high, the arrogance to press forward with an election run in the midst of this "situation" is laughable... But, I guess that's politics today.... What a dick!

    July 25, 2013 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  21. cj

    The man obviously has no self control...and people may elect him? Nothing good can come of that.

    July 25, 2013 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  22. Kelsey

    He doesn't know the exact number? What a loser. If his wife stays with him, she deserves him.

    July 25, 2013 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  23. gymviking

    "Why is he even still running? Does he not have the Democrats' best interests at heart, or is he deluded enough to think he has a chance?"

    He is running because he heard that being mayor would help him get more chicks. He couldn't give a damn about the Democrats or New York. It's pretty much all about him.

    July 25, 2013 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  24. 1nd3p3nd3nt

    he says he doesn't know because he's hoping most of them won't talk

    July 25, 2013 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  25. Insight

    He doesn't need the support of the public. He needs the support of the women tha he sexted and that coud be more than enough to win the election.

    July 25, 2013 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
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