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. cheeseballsroll

    Anyone who thinks she's hot needs their eyes checked. Anyone who votes for this dude needs their brains checked.

    July 25, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  2. simplefaith

    Why does this man want to run for any office. His reputation is ruined for years to come. I wouldn't trust him with with my money or my mommy!

    July 25, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  3. terrance

    who cares about this story, in real news Russia is doing its largest military exercises since the cold war.. ridiculous

    July 25, 2013 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  4. LariSpitler

    IIf NYC elects this complete idiot they get what they deserve. If he's willing to humiliate his wife, surely he will be a class act with the city!

    July 25, 2013 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  5. ruemorgue

    can we just forget this clown ...

    July 25, 2013 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  6. Borderless

    If you have to "estimate" the number 3, then it isn't the real number.

    July 25, 2013 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  7. arizonapatriot

    A vote for Weiner is a vote for immorality!!!!!!!!!!

    July 25, 2013 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  8. Clarke

    He really needs to withdraw from this race and get some much needed help. Has this man no shame, no respect for his family and friends. He is a real piece of work, one that should be put out with the rest of trash!

    July 25, 2013 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  9. Matt

    This guy is exactly what a d-bag is to the extreme. Goodbye Weiner.

    July 25, 2013 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  10. Thomas

    Carlos Danger rides on !

    Anthony Weiner needs a cape and a mask .

    July 25, 2013 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  11. Matt M

    Estimates? Really? Ugh this guy is a real tool.

    July 25, 2013 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  12. Double Trouble

    Did his wife know that too? Or was she blindsided again?

    July 25, 2013 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  13. Marylou

    Link exchange is nothing else however it is only placing the other person's blog link on your page at suitable place and other person will also do similar in favor of you.

    July 25, 2013 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  14. orepore

    I could really care less what this guy does in his free time the only person affected by this is his wife thats it no one else should care at all.

    July 25, 2013 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    Either the wife is equally perverse or she married for $, which still means she's at least equally perverse /immoral.

    July 25, 2013 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  16. Babak from LA

    You know despite their public appearance ... His life at home is h ell.

    July 25, 2013 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  17. mfly8989

    The stupidity of politicians should NEVER be underestimated.

    July 25, 2013 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  18. Daniel

    Unlike some politicians he does't hide behind the family name. You know what you're getting upon introduction.

    July 25, 2013 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  19. Uncle Sam

    Tony, give your "wife" a break, end it baby.

    July 25, 2013 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  20. Lee

    A loose woman and a weird dude...they deserve each other.

    July 25, 2013 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  21. davecu

    This is sickening.
    What will we elect next?

    July 25, 2013 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  22. underwaterops

    Will Rogers always said, "America has the best politicians money can buy."
    But paying a high price doesn't guarantee quality nor that you are getting your money's worth.

    July 25, 2013 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  23. Bjorn Bjornsen

    He's already proven he can't control himself and lies through his teeth ... you really want to put in control of the largest city in the United States?

    July 26, 2013 12:22 am at 12:22 am |
  24. That's just crazy talk

    What did she expect with a last name like Leathers?

    July 26, 2013 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  25. Shelia

    The ignorant people of NY will elect him

    July 26, 2013 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
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