TribLIVE

| USWorld

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Weiner: Penchant for sexting not addiction

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
AP
Anthony Weiner, a New York mayoral candidate, sought on Thursday to dispel suggestions that his repeated sexting represented an addiction.

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
 

NEW YORK — Anthony Weiner said on Thursday that he'd traded racy messages with as many as three women since similar sexting forced him out of Congress. But as he tried to tamp down questions about his behavior, a poll suggested the disclosures were taking a toll on his mayoral prospects and the House's top Democrat excoriated him.

Weiner said he is still “working with people” to get help dealing with his admiration for X-rated online flirting, but he disputed any suggestion that it's an addiction.

Facing a third day of renewed queries and criticism of his conduct as he continued campaigning, the married Democrat said he supposed he'd had sexually charged exchanges with six to 10 women while serving in Congress; he'd said there were about six.

Weiner, the former congressman who resigned in 2011 after the first batch of sexts surfaced, is running for New York mayor and had been competitive in most polls of the Democratic primary race until the latest furor over his behavior began this week when the gossip website The Dirty posted explicit messages that a woman said she and Weiner sent each other starting in July 2012.

The scandal got seamier on Thursday when The Dirty posted an unredacted crotch shot that it said Weiner sent to a woman last year.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Hurricane Guillermo downgraded to tropical storm
  2. U.S. judge blocks extradition of Russian to Poland over looted art
  3. Heavy rain, flooding soak Tampa Bay area
  4. Judge: Idaho’s anti-dairy spying law unconstitutional
  5. Man killed in Mississippi suspected in shooting of suspect’s mother
  6. 2 women advance to final phase of Army Ranger training
  7. Cooler weather helps crews battling Calif. wildfire
  8. Jury eyes execution as option for Colorado movie theater shooter
  9. Realistic toy guns sold to N.Y. residents spur fines of more than $300K for online retailers
  10. Congress targets Stingray cellphone data monitors
  11. GOP claims enough votes to reject Iran nuclear deal