One of the women who received sexual photos and other multifarious online communications with New York Rep. Anthony Weiner has come forward, preemptively telling her side of the story in an article published on BigGovernment.com.
I think he was intrigued by me because I am different than the people he normally meets, wrote Meagan Broussard, a 26-year-old, self-described college student, single mom and Army veteran.
Broussard came forward, she said, after she was contacted and asked, but emphasized she isn't on a crusade to 'take him (Weiner) down,' she said. I have nothing against Rep. Weiner. I don't want to portray him as a horrible person because I don't know him.
At first I was skeptical that I was really talking to Rep. Weiner, so I asked him to take a picture of himself, which he did, Broussard writes. Then I asked him to pick up the phone and call me. I had to hang up because of something that was happening on my end, but then I called back and heard a voice saying, 'Congressman Anthony Weiner's office,' so I hung up. He asked me if I was satisfied, and I guess I was - I didn't pursue that anymore.
Broussard goes on to write that she and the congressman chatted often, sometimes about the mundane, how are you doing, where are you going, to the more personal, which she would not go into.
Weiner, after more than a week of claiming a hacker was behind the now-infamous closeup underwear shot sent from his Twitter account to a Seattle college student, admitted Monday that he did, actually, send the photo of himself, as well as other photos to her and five other women over the past three years.