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. Al

    Did anyone think this guy is telling the truth on anything????? Why would any halfwit person vote to pay his salary in office with our tx dollars???? Wait!!! That would include Obama, Holder, Rice. Oh just name all the little czars.

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

    Stick a fork in him. Just a matter of time now...

    July 25, 2013 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  3. dumbfounded

    Here's a hint, if you're not sure if someone will consider something inappropriate or not, it's probably inappropriate. And who estimates three? If you don't know for sure, it was more than three.

    July 25, 2013 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  4. Patriot

    This guy can't even keep an oath to his wife, how the hell is he going to keep an oath of office. He's a typical politician...a compulsive lair.

    July 25, 2013 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  5. Megan

    You are not a feminist if you use 22 year old girls' as your play-things. You are not a feminist if you stand by your husband's actions (despite six whole months of therapy) and instruct the public that this is "none of their business" while asking for their votes. Seriously, is this the best we can do? Is it wrong and fanciful to ask for a candidate that is honorable?

    July 25, 2013 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  6. L.P. Blair

    Weiner is a sick puppy and a pathological liar. Can't trust him especially in government. I pity his poor wife.

    July 25, 2013 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  7. Booger


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

    I am a so called "Lib" and accept no freebies and think this fellow is not fit to be a mayor or anything political. Please grow up.

    July 25, 2013 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    I don't get why you people are worried about him lying to NYC. He's so bad at it he'd be more easily accountable than someone that's good at lying.

    July 25, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  9. harold

    If this is the best that the US has to offer, then we are certainly in decline.

    July 25, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  10. fsjunkie

    Good grief...this guy is pathetic. Here's the problem when people's desires and lives are in conflict. Divorce your wife, and go be the promiscuous creature that you are cut out to be. It's that simple.

    July 25, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  11. JA

    WTF? What a jerk! Shame on him and the idiots who vote for him.

    July 25, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  12. wordsorter

    New Yorkers, if you elect this guy as mayor, you deserve everything you get. I don't necessarily believe that an individual's private life has a bearing on what he (or she) can do politically. And on paper, Weiner is the most qualified to lead NYC. But Weiner has proven himself to be a liar and a pervert - and the hits keep on coming. So to speak. Is this a person you really want leading your city?

    July 25, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  13. Corinne

    NYC deserves an able mayor (like the last two) ... not a twerp like Weiner!!! When are people gonna wise up and say "Just cuz you're 'sorry' doesn't mean you're still a viable candidate. Get outta town!!!"

    July 25, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  14. Harry

    He sends photos of his wiener to girls online. Does that sound like someone who should become mayor of NYC?

    July 25, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  15. charles

    I have been sex-texting as many women as I do want. I don't care if they don't care too. my concern id he is not telling his wife the truth.

    July 25, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  16. Seriously...

    He was such a dork in HS and college-this was his revenge on society I mean, seriously, this is one UGLY dude....so twittter really enhanced his image ...hence the movement lately in the polls...

    July 25, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  17. So what

    So what! Let the man sext if he wants to. This doesn't mean he can't do his job. You guys are a bunch of prudes. He is out for sexting but other politicians get to stay in office after tons of affairs. No sense. Everyone needs to get off their high horse

    July 25, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  18. SeeThruIt2

    If it's good enough for Bill Clinton... (And Bill's still highly regarded among Democratic voters.)

    People get what they pay for (or at least they'll get what they deserve.)

    July 25, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  19. Ruth Jenkins

    He needs to get a divorce and get on with his life. He can find a great job in the private sector and have a much better life. I do understand that he is hungry for power but I think this is the end of the road for him. Some men are not meant to be married and have children and wives. They are happier dating multiple women and that's what they really should do. I do understand that they need to project the image of a family man to be successful in politics.

    July 25, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  20. Tigerflower

    The saddest part is that this guy seems to have an unlimited supply of women on-line who are willing participants in his little fetish.

    July 25, 2013 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  21. Squeaky

    This guy is SO narcissistic that I actually feel sorry for him and his poor wife just comes across as being a weak enabler – and quite delusional is she thinks that someone like him can quit "testing the waters" especially if he were to actually be elected to an office of power again! And has no one noticed how absolutely creepy looking he is in the first place??? Wow, are women out there THAT desperate to even engage with him?? Weiner, meet San Diego mayor Bob Filner! You guys could start your own club, but leave room for Spitzer!

    July 25, 2013 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  22. stewart

    the tag baggers should be saying run baby run it the only why they are going to win

    July 25, 2013 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  23. Al B

    I'll vote for him. I don't care who he sexted. I care that I believed he did a great job.

    July 25, 2013 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  24. Nick

    What a shock, another liberal caught with his zipper down. Is this the best that can be fielded in NYC? Seriously, people, Spitzer, Rangel, Weiner – can we do no better? If not then we should close it down.

    July 25, 2013 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  25. Seyed

    Yawn... Get back to us when he does something that actually hinders his job performance. Sex is occupationally meaningless and nobody's business but his own. I'm presuming the only people who "care" are christian puritans who borrow their hypocritical morality from a book of caveman bedtime stories.

    July 25, 2013 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
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