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. dashguy

    I ask again: who cares?

    July 25, 2013 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  2. mike in NH

    OK, he just comptemptuosly said 6-10 before. Now that its three for sure I feel much better.

    I don't care what he does in his private time but he can't kept it private; so he needs to go away.

    July 25, 2013 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  3. Migdi

    This isnt news. Who really cares about this guy?

    July 25, 2013 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  4. Bob Lewis

    I'd be shocked if he won (he'll have to drop out, though). Then again, the depraved cretins in South Carolina elected that lying criminal Mark Sanford, so all bets are off.

    July 25, 2013 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  5. alan

    What is Weiner going to do if he's mayor of NYC?

    July 25, 2013 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  6. angie

    He said that it could be 6-10 and he's not sure what people would say is inappropriate. REALLY? REALLY? REALLY!! ONE IS INAPPROPRIATE!

    July 25, 2013 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  7. estee louder

    Welcome to America – we kill our babies (abortion), neglect the elderly (sub-standard nursing home care), drive our cars without respect for the next person, kill one another with guns (or whatever else is handy at the moment), place more importance on tatoos and cigarettes than food, and elect officials that would rather play around than serve!!

    July 25, 2013 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  8. Bob Lewis

    I'd be shocked if he won (he'll be forced to drop out, though). Then again, the depraved cretins in South Carolina elected that lying, twisted criminal Mark Sanford to Congress, so you never know.

    July 25, 2013 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  9. Jon -TX

    Yeah, men have been doing this for thousands of years, alright. I once heard about Wilma catching Fred texting dirty things to Barney on his Bedrockberry.

    July 25, 2013 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  10. Maypo

    Five will get you ten that before this is over, he whips it out while on TV - and does a ventriloquist act with the little fella - singing Sonny Boy a la Al Jolson...

    July 25, 2013 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  11. The Film Professor

    This man is repulsive; I'm not reading this article, and am just reacting to this story being judged the most important news item of the day. This man and this story need to go away, please.

    July 25, 2013 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  12. Louisiana Dan

    You act like politicians are hones. How simple can you be? They all lie , every last one!!!!!

    July 25, 2013 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  13. Thomas James

    Time to pack it in (so to speak), Anthony. Your wife has suffered enough abuse. And, we're bored by all of this.

    July 25, 2013 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  14. Michele

    As my grandmother was fond of saying – fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. He has demonstrated exceptionally poor judgement especially having been given a first reprieve and should no longer be considered a candidate and deserving of public office.

    July 25, 2013 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  15. Blair

    The city of NYC needs to elect Carlos Danger!!!!

    July 25, 2013 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  16. harold

    What's with these pervs in politics? And the voters still re-elect them! If this is the best that the US has to offer, then we are certainly in decline.

    July 25, 2013 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  17. Alex

    If Sanford can be reelected, so can be Weiner. This man is the best now in the race and he already apologized for his fibs. For me those apologies are fine . Anyone sinless can cast the first stone. Are we all sinless to cast all these stones? Weiner for mayor and he will win this race against the wishes and actions of those distractors.

    July 25, 2013 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  18. Kevin

    As a voter, I don't give 2 shakes about his marital indiscretions. If David Vitter gets to keep his job, so does Weiner and Spitzer.

    July 25, 2013 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  19. Veritas Lavinga

    People of New York City. Do you really want this man as your next mayor?

    Well I guess you did vote in Obama to be our national mayor, can Weiner be any worse?

    July 25, 2013 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  20. Michele

    This guy just does NOT get it, does he? Anyone who votes for him should be permanently deleted from the voter rolls. (and I'm a Dem)

    July 25, 2013 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  21. Jenny

    There needs to be a law to keep these un-funny clowns out of public office.
    And shame on his wife for sticking by him and so tacitly perpetuating cheating with no consequences for the slime.

    July 25, 2013 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  22. JJ

    This guy is nothing more than a reflection of the Democratic Party. This is why he has so much support from his fellow liberals. They are just like him: Completely immoral and considers personal values to be irrelevant.

    July 25, 2013 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  23. BeverlyNC

    So much promise as a leader but unbelievable stupidity ... and to humiliate his wife, Huma, who is a brilliant foreign diplomatic expert. So how will he feel when his new baby son grows up and finds all these sick things about his actions on the Internet. Both sad and maddening. He should get out of the race and stop the embarrassment to his wife.

    July 25, 2013 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  24. Name ianfrowner

    If only the media would stop talking about, and showing Anthony Weiner's propensities to post naked pictures up on-line, maybe he, and all of the voters could focus on the more important issues. "Let Those of You Who Are Without Sin Cast the First Stone"! So He's ( Weiner ) not perfect, but he's a true warrior for the people. As an under-represented African American New Yorker, I"m not concerned with how many times Weiner has flashed his 'weiner'...Rather, how many times he's done the right thing's, to actually help the people. After all, is this not what really important???!!!?!

    July 25, 2013 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  25. bangladong

    These putz has a right to cover his mouth u know! He can't seem to keep his private partz in their container, so it is one or the other...or start paying $25 a shot for sidewalk hoes to keep him on the straight and narrow...course then he would catch a bullet through his noggin, heh? Stupid putz!

    July 25, 2013 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
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