Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY)
(USA TODAY) -- New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner acknowledged Tuesday the
existence of online messages between him and a woman not his wife that
were apparently sent after he resigned from Congress in 2011 for a
similar sexting scandal.
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"I said that other texts and photos were
likely to come out, and today they have," Weiner said in a statement
put out by his campaign. "These things that I did were wrong and hurtful
to my wife and caused us to go through challenges in our marriage that
extended past my resignation from Congress.''
An online gossip
site called The Dirty posted screenshots Monday of online messages
between an account in the name of Anthony Weiner and that of an
unidentified woman. The site said the messages were sent last August,
more than a year after Weiner left Congress.
Weiner discusses her
potential involvement in a blog for Politico, the political news site, and talks about his cats. He also asks the woman to delete other messages they exchanged.
second, salacious chat exchange posted by The Dirty was from an account
using the name Carlos Danger, which the site, quoting the unidentified
woman, says is Weiner.
Weiner stepped down from Congress in June
2011 after admitting that he had texted lewd pictures of himself to
women, reversing previous denials. In May, Weiner entered the race for
New York City mayor and his wife, Huma Abedin, an aide to former
secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is campaigning for him. The couple
have an 18-month-old son.
"While some things that have been posted
today are true and some are not, there is no question that what I did
was wrong," Weiner's statement said. "This behavior is behind me. I've
apologized to Huma and am grateful that she has worked through these
issues with me and for her forgiveness. I want to again say that I am
very sorry to anyone who was on the receiving end of these messages and
the disruption that this has caused. As my wife and I have said, we are
focused on moving forward."