New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner continued sending dirty texts, using a cheesy Latin-style alias, even after he was forced out of Congress by a prior e-sex scandal.
The married Weiner — who hinted months ago that he had continued sexting with strange women even after a previous scandal forced him to resign his seat in the House of Representatives in 2011 — admitted Tuesday that he’s the author of crudely sexual texts sent to a 22 year-old New York woman, which were publicized today on a gossip website.
“As I have said in the past, 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,” Weiner said in a campaign statement issued Tuesday afternoon.
The revelations may complicate his campaign for New York mayor, in which he has so far been polling ahead of all other candidates.
Weiner’s 2011 resignation came after the late Andrew Breitbart revealed a series of crude texts and graphic pictures that Weiner sent to another woman. Weiner initially denied the claim and accused Breitbart of hacking his Twitter account before being forced to admit the truth.
The new texts appear to have been sent after June 2011.
“i must have cum thinking about you and looking at you 100 times,” the former legislator writes to the unnamed woman. “how does that make you feel? gross?”
Weiner said he’s not withdrawing or pulling out from the New York mayoral campaign, but he said is willing to apologize again to his wife, Huma Abedin, a former aide to Hillary Clinton.
“I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out, and today they have,” he said. “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 did not specify which of the texts were authentic.
In one, he appears to ask his text pal, “would you let me hold your hair while you gagged on my cock?”
In another, the mayoral candidate envisions an elaborate Cinemax-style fantasy.
“so i walk in to a hotel room and you are at the end of the bed,” writes Weiner, whose legislative highlights included support for the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act (PACT) of 2009 and a plan to provide more visas for foreign fashion models. “naked except for some amazing fuckme shoes. your legs are spread. your feet are flat on the ground you are leaning slightly foward. looking completely in charge.”
After his resignation from Congress, Weiner was the subject of a generally favorable article in the New York Times.
The website, thedirty.com, reported Weiner used the name “Carlos Danger.”
The site also suggested that Weiner had sent similar messages to other women, in an article headlined “EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Weiner Is A Sexual Predator Luring His Victims.”
“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,” Weiner said in his statement.
“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.”