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Porn star Miss Ginger Lee sticks to loose statement after Weiner offers limp answer about their interaction

Porn star and stripper Miss Ginger Lee told The Daily Caller she’s sticking to her original story even after New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner ripped the pornography and stripping industry during his interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Wednesday.

Lee indicated in a March 13 tweet that Weiner had sent her a direct message, or DM in Twitter-speak. “You know it’s a good day when you wake up to a DM from @RepWeiner,” she tweeted then. “(I’m a fangirl, y’all, he’s my trifecta of win.)”

Weiner told Blitzer that he thinks that his private message to her was “fairly pro forma thing that goes out,” to people he follows on Twitter. “I think, what this is about, is a fairly pro forma thing that goes out, that I send out to people as I follow them, ‘Thank you for following me, please check in at AnthonyWeiner.com,’” Weiner said.

But, Weiner’s comments to Blitzer were not definitive. Again, he left open a possibility that the private message was not a pro forma message.

“I — most likely what she’s referring to is, as a pro forma thing, thank you for following Congressman Anthony — thank you for following me, please stay tuned to AnthonyWeiner.com for updates of other things going on,” Weiner said. “That’s probably what she’s referring to.”

Weiner said he doesn’t “know who the woman is,” referring to Lee and said he only “followed her for a moment.”

“And then someone started tweeting, ‘oh my goodness, Anthony Weiner is following someone in that industry,’” he said, adding that he then “immediately” stopped following her.

“Thank you, but I stand by my original statement,” Lee said when TheDC asked if she’d like to weigh in on what the scandal-embroiled congressman said about their communications on CNN.

Lee’s original statement didn’t answer any of the specific questions about the private communication. “I haven’t met Rep Weiner. I follow him on twitter because I support him & what he stands for,” Lee said in an email to TheDC on Wednesday morning. “I have been hounded by his political opponents but that hasn’t changed my view of him and what he fights for.”

Lee, Weiner and Weiner’s spokesman Dave Arnold have not answered definitively what was in that private message. They also haven’t at all answered whether they have communicated privately before that message or since.