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. RSVP

    For once he needs to do the right thing – drop out of the race and run to rehab.

    July 25, 2013 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  2. george spalding

    the CHARACTER of a person is the SAME all of their conscious moments.

    July 25, 2013 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  3. Moonraker

    He's a narcissist and potentially antisocial and his wife is pathetic.

    July 25, 2013 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  4. FajitaBob

    Libs will overlook a LOT as long as the freebies keep coming...

    July 25, 2013 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  5. The Woof

    If he gets elected what does that say about the people of NYC? And if he did get elected what would be the reaction of all the female employees?

    July 25, 2013 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  6. MN

    NEW YORKERS, PLEASE DO NOT VOTE FOR THIS PERVERT! If he cannot withhold himself from sexting, etc.....who thinks he can run the city of New York?? I feel sorry for his wife and why she is putting up with him. Kick him out of the house and politics....He is a Danger!

    July 25, 2013 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  7. george spalding

    Being the LIAR he admits to being, I would MULTIPLY his figures by a factor of 5 at the very least. Someone who is DISHONEST in his (her) relationship is also DISHONEST at their place of work. Don't ever believe that BS about your private life has nothing to do with your public life; the CHARACTER of a person is the same ALL of the time.

    July 25, 2013 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  8. liku

    Who cares but why don't his constituents decide if they want this jerk. The guy needs help

    July 25, 2013 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  9. remoteDef

    I could care less who he sends pictures to, but it's just hilariously idiotic to get busted a second time while mounting a comeback from getting busted the first time.

    July 25, 2013 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  10. SanDiegoWatch

    This isn't worth news.

    He's a man...that's the reason why this happened.

    Mean with power and money (politicians) have been doing this for thousands of years.

    There's nothing complicated about this...

    July 25, 2013 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  11. stephen contreras

    He has a better chance with becoming a priest.

    July 25, 2013 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  12. Ulysses-AZ

    Ahhhh... the Weiner estimates are being revised. The updated measurements will be submitted to the Penthouse Forum.

    July 25, 2013 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  13. wakeup

    well if Clinton didnt think oral or cigars was s.e.x, why would Weiner think using phones would be ? hee hee

    July 25, 2013 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  14. Jacob

    Sex and the City never had such a story plot....

    July 25, 2013 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  15. WillnAtlanta

    This guy has a serious problem. He needs help. He can't be trusted even to be faithful to his wife, how does he think the citizens of NYC are going to trust him to be Mayor and administer the affairs of the city in an honest and trustworthy fashion? He is completely delusional and needs to seek help.

    July 25, 2013 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  16. wrm

    I estimate three... estimate? three? do normal counting statistics [uncertainty] apply here?

    July 25, 2013 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |

    Just a pig – plain & simple. Just maybe he will go away and fix his broken life.

    July 25, 2013 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  18. Shellster

    As Liz Lemon would say, "Shut it down!"

    July 25, 2013 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  19. Adam Guerrero

    If America reelects this guy, I'm going to be shocked. He's a joke and so is his electorate.

    July 25, 2013 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  20. Di

    If he lies to his wife, he will lie to NY

    July 25, 2013 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  21. Jonjo

    Carlos Danger, is a danger even to himself

    July 25, 2013 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  22. Jules

    Why in the world would this guy enter a political race again and do this to his wife? Like he thinks his son won't read all this stuff when he looks his parents up on the Internet. The guy is a fool.

    July 25, 2013 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  23. jonp

    Dude's a freak. So am I. So are lots of people. He was just stupid enough to put it all out there for the public to see.

    July 25, 2013 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  24. Dave

    Why spend any more time in the spotlight. It's as if he really believes that voters can look past his behavior as if it's not part of why they might elect him to lead. He must realize, at some level, that he's ruined, and yet he keeps getting in front of cameras to embarrass his family and supporters. Please quit already and move on.

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

    I could hardly give a bowel movement, but if this keeps hitting CNN's front page.. then it's time to go. It's time NYC had a guy who fights for the middle and lower class people..

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