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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  1. TruthwillPrevail

    Totally disgusting and disgraceful...even worse is NY want to put him on a pedestal for all their children to admire

    July 26, 2013 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  2. genius loci

    Whats wrong with this country!? I am far from provincial, religious, and hypocritical America...But really, how low is the bar today?

    July 26, 2013 02:01 am at 2:01 am |
  3. gobbo

    Waiting for CNN to cover Huma's conflict of interest–$135K working for State dept while getting $355K from Teneo political consultancy. Grassley demanding answers from State dept but getting the run around. CNN? Planning to cover this?

    July 26, 2013 06:25 am at 6:25 am |
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