July 25th, 2013
01:09 PM ET
1 year 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. Ron

    I think he would make a good Mayor. As long as he is not entrusted with an official government email account.

    July 25, 2013 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  2. JiminAla

    Not news at all. He is just another sleazocrat like the rest of em

    July 25, 2013 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  3. Wake up People!

    Just drop out dude, seek help, and learn to keep it in your pants. Just because your name is Weiner doesn't mean you have to show yours to every woman you meet.

    July 25, 2013 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  4. Bob

    This guy is garbage. I lost all respect for him that he will never regain.

    July 25, 2013 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  5. Kt

    And he has been given public money for his campaign. It's time to have him repay it

    July 25, 2013 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  6. Mike

    "Two, three, four? I don't know. " If he can't count to five on his fingers, he probably shouldn't be mayor . . .

    July 25, 2013 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  7. FalseProphet

    The fact that he did this doesn't matter. The fact he keeps having to revise his previous statements (ie tell the truth) does. Dude, give it up already.

    July 25, 2013 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  8. John

    Despite all this, he still would be better then the carzy liberal loons such as Quinn, Deblasio, Thompson, Liu (another crook) who wnats to trun NY to the high crime days of the 70's

    July 25, 2013 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  9. Widow

    Seriously don't know what is worse.. Him or his wife.. She just wants to stay in the political arena. A woman who learned from Hillary how to Handel the political arena when your husband is actively cheating on you speaks volumes. Both woman are jokes.. Staying with their man for political reasons alone. This is pathetic and shows women the wrong thing. Women should hold men accountable and walk out on them after they cheat again.. I can understand once and standing by your man that made a foolish mistake.. But this goes beyond one mistake it is countless mistakes over and over. It is pathetic

    July 25, 2013 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  10. kit8

    How stupid can you be Weiner? You left office in disgrace for the very behaviour you keep engaging in and trying to get back into office. Please find an hole somewhere to hide in and do us all a favour.

    July 25, 2013 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  11. PTNY

    How many? Not sure? Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    July 25, 2013 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  12. tet1953

    Who cares? It's over, Weiner. Just fade away before you do more damage to your wife.

    July 25, 2013 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  13. stoutfiles

    "Not sure? 3? 300? Hard to keep track. Wait, are we counting the girls I started sexting since yesterday?"

    July 25, 2013 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  14. John

    And this pathetic guy wants to represent me and other New York City residents as our elected mayor!!!!!! Sorry fella but I don't want people thinking that I approve of the cesspool that you've made of your life.

    July 25, 2013 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  15. Pam

    San Diego is trying to rid itself of their mayor for inappropriate things. Maybe he should come to New York and run.

    July 25, 2013 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  16. jAkE

    Our smartphones are locked and we're crucifying this guy only, right?

    July 25, 2013 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  17. Free Man in the Republic of Texas

    How many? Not sure

    Are you talking "sex-tatrts"
    or
    fake PUBLIC UNION "EMPLOYEES"
    on the NYC payroll ???

    July 25, 2013 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  18. LOL

    This is a travesty. lol. And just to think there were more than a few dim bulbs prepared to vote for this miscreant. Shameful.

    July 25, 2013 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  19. Jim

    Spitzer and Weiner–absolutely without shame, or as Carlos Danger would say, "Sin Verguenza."

    July 25, 2013 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  20. Jim Adams

    This guy is pathetic. PLEASE do not put this liar and pervert in office. We have enough of these types now – from both political parties.

    July 25, 2013 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  21. Volker

    If a person does what he did only once, he or she is already unfit for public office for the rest of his or her life. There should not be any second chances. Then he comes forward and tells us that he did horrible things in the past. He doesn't tell us, however, that he is still doing them.
    It does not matter if he did it with three, ten or 100 women, the quantity is irrelevant, it is the quality of the deed that counts.
    I personally find it quite insulting that this guy assumes people are still stupid enough to elect him.

    July 25, 2013 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  22. donklos

    Anyone who would vote for this perv would get what they deserve. Fool me once, people.

    July 25, 2013 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  23. MarKris629

    What a joke......sexting?......really?......what is he sixteen?..........and he wants to be mayor of New York? ............this guy is crazy if he can't see that he needs to move on with his life.....his political life is OVER!!!!!.....guess that's what happens when you think your smarter than everyone else!

    July 25, 2013 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  24. Alaya

    this man is abusive to his wife and seriously mentally sick. He should be in treatment or jail, not an election

    July 25, 2013 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  25. NameGoose

    Please would this weirdo go away. Obviously, this guy got some major issues. I hope he gets help soon, so he will stop embarrassing himself.

    July 25, 2013 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
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