The woman at the base of the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal said that Weiner told her he loved her and frequently asked her to send him photographs of her high heels.
New York City mayoral candidate Weiner and Leathers swapped more than 30 photos, many of them focused on Leathers’ footwear, per the mayoral candidate’s requests. As The Daily Caller reported, Weiner, who claimed to have masturbated more than 100 times to Leathers, enjoyed fantasizing about his textual mistress in “fuckme shoes.” Weiner sent Leathers at least one photograph of his penis.
Weiner identified himself online as “Carlos Danger.” Nevertheless, his sexual fantasies were relatively tame, as evidenced by texts involving passionate kissing and sex in the shower – things enjoyed by many Americans in non-fictional scenarios. At his most excitable, “Danger” would describe his “balls slapping [Leathers'] ass” and holding Leathers by her throat.
“Obviously I felt like he’s saying one thing to me, another thing to his wife, saying another thing on the campaign trail. I don’t know who the real Anthony Weiner is, I guess,” Leathers told Inside Edition in a special two-part interview, which concludes Friday. The 23-year old former Washington intern and campaign volunteer was first reached for comment by TMZ.
“He would tell me that he would be jealous. He would look at my Facebook frequently. He would tell me that he would get jealous if other men would compliment me. Just little stuff like that,” Leathers said, noting that she found Weiner to be “controlling.”
“I feel like I’m in a real life House Of Cards. He is the Frank Underwood of House Of Cards. I see Anthony as Frank Underwood, and myself as a Zoe,” said young Leathers, referring to a fictional affair between a brilliant Washington politician and a rugged female journalist doing what it takes to get her story, rather than a sexting relationship between a disgraced congressman and a college-aged Indiana native.
“The exact wording was that he was an ‘argumentative, perpetually horny middle-aged man,’” Leathers said, quoting a description that Weiner once made of himself during one of their conversations. “And at the time, I was like, ‘Oh no, you’re not.’ But yes, he is,” Leathers said.
Although it was unclear that all the women who received Weiner’s dirty texts and pictures in 2011 were willing recipients, “Leathers” appears to have enthusiastically participated in Weiner’s sexting, at one point telling him “I would let you come anywhere you wanted.”
In another exchange, the young Obama supporter announced that she would “absolutely” let Weiner hold her hair while she “gagged on [his] cock.”
“There are a few. I don’t have a specific number for you,” Weiner told reporters Thursday when asked how many women he sexted with. “It is not dozens and dozens. It is six to ten, I suppose.”
“I don’t believe I had any more than three,” Weiner said when asked how many sexual conversations he had with women following his resignation.
Though New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel said that Weiner should stay in the race because “knowing New Yorkers as I do, and I do know New Yorkers, this is not going to be a story by the time we get to September 10,” others are condemning the former congressman. The New York Times editorial board advised Weiner to drop out of the race.
TheDirty.com founder Nik Richie, who broke the Leathers scandal and also claimed that Weiner planned to buy a condo in Chicago to use as a “secret [sex] bunker,” has also turned on the infamous politician.
“There comes a time for people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with self-absorbed, perverted politicians. New York City, now is that time! As the flagship city of the United States, you must use this as an opportunity to tell the world that dirty politicians like Anthony Weiner don’t deserve to represent you,” according to a statement by TheDirty.com, which routinely publishes leaked photographs of women who are not famous in any way.
As a consequence of TheDirty’s statement or not, Weiner’s public support is flagging.
Weiner’s favorability rating among Democrats has declined from 52 percent to 30 percent since June, while his unfavorability rating increased from 36 percent to 55 percent, according to an NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll.
City Council speaker Christine Quinn, herself no stranger to scandal, now leads Weiner in the mayoral race 25 percent to 16 percent among registered Democrats. Weiner led Quinn in June, 25 percent to 20 percent.