NY Representative Anthony Weiner said he had inappropriate relationships with 6 women online. Sometimes the affair was done through email, sometimes through Twitter, sometimes through Facebook, and sometimes on the phone.
He said he never met any of these women in person. He also said he never had sex outside of marriage.
During his e-affairs, he said inappropriate photos were sent by him to the women. He said sometimes he initiated the affairs and sometimes he was contacted. He said he met most of the women through Facebook.
He also admitted that the lewd photo was of him and that he (not a hacker) sent it on Twitter. However, he meant to send the photo to someone else, not the 21-year-old female college student in Seattle.
Weiner said he wouldn’t resign his post.
Before Weiner finally spoke about 30 minutes after he was first scheduled to, his press conference was hijacked by Andrew Breitbart, a conservative blogger credited with breaking the ‘Weinergate’ story.
The scandal first erupted when Weiner sent a lewd photo of a man’s scantily clad lower torso via Twitter to a young woman. Weiner first claimed he was hacked. Then he refused to answer any questions about it. After that, he denied he sent the photo but wouldn’t deny the photo wasn’t of him.
Today, more naked photos, allegedly of Weiner, were released by website biggovernment.com. The photos were allegedly sent to a young woman on May 20 via a Yahoo! email of Weiner. Hours after the new photos were released, the Representative called the 4 p.m. press conference.
Weiner’s scandal follows that of NY Representative Chris Lee, who resigned after it was revealed that he responded to a woman’s personal ad on Craig’s list with a shirtless photo of himself.