July 25th, 2013
01:09 PM ET
9 years 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. Upstate Bill

    He obviously learned nothing in the first round and insults the peoples intellegence in running. As for the Mrs – if she had turned during their joint news conference and punched him right in the mouth she might have recovered her dignity and won enough public support to run for Mayor herself!

    July 25, 2013 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    He looks like a dirtbag.

    July 25, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  3. Noweiners

    Key word, "estimates" whata bafoon!

    July 25, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  4. Al

    Why is this considered "BREAKING NEWS"?

    July 25, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  5. TShehab

    This guy sounds like a weiner. Why doesn't everyone vote for his opposition in all primaries and elections and let him get gone! His "scandalous" lifestyle sounds like it precludes any work he could do to better the city. Hit the road, freak!!!!

    July 25, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  6. why why why

    ...and this is why you need to satisfy your husband ladies.

    July 25, 2013 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  7. Jeb Bush

    It's over Wiener. Get help.

    July 25, 2013 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  8. Mistro

    Such a dirtbag – I'd be embarassed to admit voting for this guy

    July 25, 2013 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  9. may40

    Are you kidding...Weiner is what the liberals in NY deserve. And Cnn I'm shocked by the headline for this story. Weiner is one of your own, why attack him? You liberal don't believe in morals. My gosh Clinton's approval numbers are something like 75% and the guy sleeps with anything with a heartbeat, female and under 30.

    July 25, 2013 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  10. wildman

    this character gets more disgusting by the minute...if he gets elected, new york deserves what it gets.

    July 25, 2013 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  11. hambly

    Everyone's human, and normally I could care less about a politician's private life. But the sheer number of incidents indicate something not good about this guy's character.

    July 25, 2013 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  12. RachaelA

    At least he has plenty of campaign slogans thanks to South of the Border billboards....You're always a Weiner in NY!

    July 25, 2013 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  13. DaveinFlorida

    Weiner has GOT to be THE stupidest politician in recent history. Or maybe he's just a glutton for punishment.

    July 25, 2013 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  14. Siestasis

    Message to Weiner: Get out, you need to spend your time figuring out why you engage in risky and raunchy behavior to the detriment of your wife and family. You are sick and need help. NYC cannot afford a mayor who has no control over this personal life and shows such poor judgment and a lack of respect for women especially your wife (who should kick you to the curb if she had nay balls.)

    July 25, 2013 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  15. Louis

    Someone please interview the 16% of voters that still support this guy–their minds hold the reason that American voters continue to elect incompetent leaders.

    July 25, 2013 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  16. Sam

    Of course he's arrogant and pompous, but he's also extremely ugy-w/a Big Bird head.
    What kind of woman finds him attractive!?!??!

    July 25, 2013 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    All I can think of as to why his wife continues to stand by him, is that she must be tied to his wiener.

    July 25, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  18. Myrna1313

    What a weiner.

    July 25, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  19. Andy

    It appears they deserve each other.

    July 25, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  20. Correct Principles

    "He Estimates"!!! really? he's unsure how many it is. This is a guy running for the Mayor of New York! and he can't figure out a number as low as 3 or 4? Or is it that he's done it far more than 3 times and has only been caught 3 of those times? Perhaps you should really consider who you vote for as Mayor New York. The guy is still lying about stuff.

    July 25, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  21. vp

    He's gotta go....

    He's beyond clownish.

    July 25, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  22. Chip

    The problem is that the little Weiner is doing the thinking for the big Weiner.

    July 25, 2013 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  23. liberal disease

    Weeney you got CNN after you, probably because Obama and Pelosi told them too, time to go Pal before they destroy you forever!

    July 25, 2013 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  24. gmenfan54

    I wish Howard Stern would run for mayor.

    July 25, 2013 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  25. Nikki

    To borrow a quote - 'Thinking with the dumbstick"

    July 25, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
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