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. Vespy

    He sent me one but I deleted it!

    July 25, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  2. Bob Dobalina

    So arrogant for him to think the people of NYC don't deserve better.

    July 25, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  3. IDontKnow

    Love it. This is some fine entertainment from politics. Actually everything from politics is entertainment, but this guy is a pro. Whats more fun than watching the folly of people with no sense of self awareness or shame try to engage a public forum. Good amusing theater here. Keep on going, Mr Danger.

    July 25, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  4. CB

    I love this country.

    July 25, 2013 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  5. Rob

    Normal people count "one, two, three, ...), but politicians (and English majors) count "one, two, lots". So by "three" he really means "lots".

    July 25, 2013 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  6. Beth

    Who really cares about sexting – I mean seriously.

    July 25, 2013 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  7. Mike

    If any of you had a friend that you found had done these things, would you disavow that friendship?

    July 25, 2013 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  8. Bruce Eder

    I was taking Weiner seriously as a candidate, and was prepared to vote for him in the September primary - he isn't ideal, by the long shot, but in a field offering a phony (Quinn), a probable crook (Liu), a hopeless (and talentless) liberal dreamer (De Blasio), and two has-beens (Albanese, Thompson), he was a fairly viable candidate. But he's become a joke over the last 72 hours, and not even a funny one - and he's also clearly in need of more intensive psychotherapy than any mayor of New York City could possibly have time to receive and still do his job effectively. The result is that whereas I might have voted for the presumptive Republican candidate (Mr. Lhota) in November, now it's all but assured that I will, as there is no other choice. What a sad testament to the state of the Democratic Party in New York City.

    July 25, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  9. mrkhrrs

    do you see how he is covering his mouth in the picture? What we really said was three *cough dozen* women.

    July 25, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  10. NorCalMojo

    I really hope he gets elected. The guy is a gift that keeps on giving.

    July 25, 2013 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  11. Joe

    This is a phony scandal trumped up by Carl Rove and the GOP. The voters of NYC will justly ignore it.

    July 25, 2013 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  12. DJ

    Does this guy wear a size 8 34/35 shirt? Maybe that is why he has to shoe off his other girth

    July 25, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  13. mrkhrrs

    Do you see how he is covering his moth in the picture? What he really said was three *cough dozen* women.

    July 25, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  14. Reddog

    He just doesn't get it. I guess the voters are going to have to spell it out for him. But then again, this is the city that voted for Michael Bloomberg for three consecutive terms as mayor. So maybe he does have a chance.

    "If I can make it there I'll make it anywhere. It's up to you New York, New York."

    July 25, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  15. Walter Adams

    A high-tech flasher is still a flasher. It's just that cell phones are more sophisticated than old raincoats. Weiner likes showing people his weener. When an old-fashioned flasher closes his raincoat, that's the end of the show. When Weiner closes his cell phone, within thirty seconds thousands of people have been flashed by this pervert. Maybe Huma needs to take away his cell phone and buy him a used raincoat and tell him, "There's Central Park. Go see how many votes you can earn the old fashioned way."

    July 25, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  16. Jackie

    good lord, his wife is just as bad as he is, if she stays with him, there's a limit and he's overstepped it more than once. She can do just as well by herself. I wouldn't want him raising my child. lol

    July 25, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  17. alan

    Weiner is an idiot!!
    How many chances would he like to screw up?
    What would he do as mayor of NYC?

    July 25, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  18. Chris

    he estimates 3 ? he can't keep track of 3 and he wants to be mayor of NYC ?
    Poor little Horshack.

    July 25, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  19. scott

    what a loser

    July 25, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  20. Asia

    Huma stop pushing it. You forgive him but you cannot force us to forgive him. You have a good reason to forgive him, you want your child to have a father in his life. There is no reason for us to forgive him. He screwed up big time and kept screwing up even after his mea culpa which means he has no regards for us the public let alone, you, his wife. So I tell you have some respect for yourself and stop support him for a public office where he will DEFINITELY continue his past pas behavior.

    July 25, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  21. Chris

    Tune in tomorrow when pictures of him in a mascot uniform start showing up....

    July 25, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  22. Mel

    Huma, let The Good Wife play out on CBS. Dump this loser and go have yourself a Good Life instead.

    July 25, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  23. Shecky

    This man is a SICK LIAR.
    He needs to be locked up in a mental asylum.

    July 25, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  24. Rasheed

    Not fit to be mayor; or clerk; or as a janitor or mailman. If ordinary people lie to authorities, they go to jail for that. This pervert lied to the whole of New York, which includes many law enforcement officials. The pervert must go to jail and THEN rehab. The pervert's wife should go to mental hospital for wanting to stay with such a lowlife.

    July 25, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  25. Harry

    Vote for Tony and get a free Weinerschnitzel.

    July 25, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
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