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Anthony Weiner New Sexting Scandal

weiner-picFormer U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has admitted that he engaged in “sexting” more than a year after a similar scandal forced his resignation from Congress.

Weiner issued a public mea culpa after a gossip website published photos and messages he had supposedly sent to a 22-year-old woman.

The revelation has prompted calls for Weiner to drop his current bid to become mayor of New York City.

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NEW YORK (KTLA) – Anthony Weiner’s campaign to become the next mayor of New York City suffered another crushing blow Saturday when his campaign manager quit, according to local media reports.

Danny Kedem, 31, told Weiner he could no longer manage his campaign following revelations that the former congressman had exchanged more raunchy pictures and text messages with women after he resigned from Congress in 2011, the New York Times reported.

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Weiner admitted to new sexting allegations at a news conference Tuesday in New York

Weiner confirmed Kedem’s departure hours later, but insisted he would remain in the race.

“Danny left the campaign. He did a remarkable job,” Weiner told reporters Sunday outside a Brooklyn church.

“We have an excellent staff. More people have come on, frankly. We’ve gotten more volunteers and more people coming over the transom to help the campaign in the last several days than any time since the campaign started.”

Danny Kedem’s departure is the latest sign Weiner’s mayoral bid continued to unravel.

With his wife by his side, the disgraced politician admitted Tuesday that some of the sexually explicit online exchanges that were published by a gossip website happened after he left Congress.

“Some of these things happened before my resignation, some happened after,” Weiner said at a hastily organized press conference in New York.

His remarks came hours after screenshots of sexually charged conversations and photographs appeared on a gossip website which alleged the communications were between Weiner and a young woman last summer.

Since then, calls have poured in for Weiner to step aside.

(KTLA) — The New Yorker is taking satire of Anthony Weiner to new heights.

cuneo-weiner-cover-cropped“Carlos Danger,” a painting by artist John Cuneo, appears on the cover of the magazine’s newest issue. It depicts the embattled New York City mayoral candidate as a King-Kong-like figure, using a smartphone to snap a photo of the Empire State building.

“With a topic like Anthony Weiner, how can you find anything broad or funny that he hasn’t already personally breached?” Cuneo said, according to the magazine’s website.

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Weiner’s sexting partners Sydney Leathers speaks.

The woman who exchanged the sexually explicit messages that have thrown Anthony Weiner’s New York City mayoral campaign into damage control mode said Thursday the former congressman deceived her when he contacted her online.

“I felt manipulated,” Sydney Leathers told the television program “Inside Edition.” “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.”

Later, Leathers claimed Weiner became “controlling” toward the end of their online relationship.

“He would tell me that he would be jealous,” Leathers said. “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.”

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NEW YORK — It didn’t take long for the calls to come in for Anthony Weiner to withdraw from the New York City mayoral contest following his shocking admission Tuesday that he sent lusty messages more than a year after resigning from Congress for the same dubious habits.

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Weiner and his wife held a news conference after the news broke on Tuesday.

But Weiner said Wednesday that his fate will ultimately be up to the voters.

“That’s for the citizens to decide,” he told reporters outside of his apartment.

“And you know I’m fine,” he added. “I’ve got an amazing wife, and a child upstairs. I have a comfortable life. This is not about me, this is about the fact that the middle class has people struggling to make it in this city.”

The editorial board of the New York Times urged Weiner to take his personal struggles “out of the race for mayor of New York City.” The New York Post belittled him as “Carlos the Jerkel,” a reference to Weiner’s use of the online alias “Carlos Danger.” And pundits wondered how someone who had shown such poor judgment was even in the race.

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With his wife by his side, New York mayoral candidate and former congressman Anthony Weiner said Tuesday that some of the sexually explicit online exchanges that were published by a gossip website happened after his resignation from the U.S. House in 2011.

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Anthony Weiner

“Some of these things happened before my resignation, some happened after,” Weiner said at a hastily organized press conference in New York, where he also pushed back when asked if the latest revelation would prompt him to drop out of the race.

His remarks came hours after screenshots of sexually charged conversations and photographs appeared on a gossip website which alleged the communications were between Weiner and a young woman last summer.

Weiner resigned his House seat in New York in 2011 after admitting to sending lewd photographs and images to multiple women.

In an extraordinary move, Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, appeared beside her husband Tuesday and made brief remarks backing him.

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