Anthony Weiner Admits in Press Conference That Dirty Pictures Are of Him, Sent By Him

Categories: Weinergate

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Looks like Weiner... without a shirt
"The picture was of me and I sent it," Anthony Weiner admitted at a press conference on Monday of the infamous boxer picture that started Weinergate. Rep. Weiner went on to admit to "several conversations" with women he met online, having exchanged "messages and photos with about six women over the last three years." He added that he "never met" or had "physical relationships" with any of the women. "These communications took place before my marriage though some have took place after," he said. "I haven't told the truth and I've done things I deeply regret. I brought pain to people I care about the most and people who believed in me and for that I'm deeply sorry." But Weiner says he won't resign.

Weiner spoke on Monday from the Sheraton hotel on 7th Avenue and 53rd Street after Andrew Breitbart, the blogger who posted the photos earlier in the day, hijacked the press conference microphone. Breitbart's reports took Anthony Weiner's #Weinergate scandal to a new place with the release of dirty messages and gradual publishing of increasingly raunchy photographs, allegedly sent by the congressman to a Texas woman, among others.

One of the pictures in question shows Weiner with his cats, allegedly titled "Me and the pussys," and another set has the congressman topless, with threats from Andrew Breitbart and Big Government that another photograph sent from the same email account "is extremely graphic, and leaves nothing to the imagination."

"I apologize to Andrew Breitbart," Weiner said at one point in the press conference.

Meanwhile, Breitbart tells the New York Times that the woman who received the photos will soon be coming forward. "You're going to know who this person is by tomorrow," he said. "She is going to come out of her anonymity in a very short time. She will be coming forward to communicate the means by which she received these photos. I think it will be clear that she is telling the truth."

The Washington Post reports that ABC News is "likely" to name the woman who says she received the shirtless photos, among others.

Weiner took questions for about 30 minutes and remained adamant that he did not break the law. He never had that much desire to" actually meet the women," he said, calling it a "frivolous exchange" among friends. "I'm not resigning and I'm going to try to go back to work," he said.

[jcoscarelli@villagevoice.com / @joecoscarelli]

This post has been updated.

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apopapop
apopapop

Live the poor lad alone, he aint the only one doing shit online, search ur selves any one asking for his resignation. Get a life, stay strong weiner but learn from this.

Jonepa89
Jonepa89

Hey, I'm with you!  They hatin' on they guy.  So what!!!!! Aint got nothing to do with running the country.  I worry more about the wars going on all around the world, hunger, jobs and homeland security.  Lets get our priorities on order.  its a private matter between he, his wife and his God.  He who hath not sinned cast the first stone.  And besides, don't knock something til you've tried it.

SAJ
SAJ

I love reading the comments.  Weiner finally admits he's been lying, and that he did send those pictures(to at least six women).....And Andrew Breitbart is "The Bad Guy"??  Wether you like the outcome or not, you should be able to admit that he's the only journalist that got the story right.  Every other news agency, save Fox News, was too busy covering Sarah Palin to bother asking Weiner any real questions or do any real follow-up to the story.  Do I think he should step down, YES.  He need to focus on repairing his marriage right now, and can't be an effective representative during the process.  The longer he drags this out, the more damage he does to the Democrat Party.

Jonepa89
Jonepa89

Hey, somebody liked what they saw on the internet, because if they didn't they wouldn't have put it out there, about how big his shit was.  Who was offended, these women who gave him feedback?  come on now!  If Sarah Palin's biggest ambition is to give someone head in the Linccoln  bedroom, she'd be Queen, nothing said.  But a man is going to be a man.  But you can't turn a hoe into a housewife.

La Grand Puta
La Grand Puta

Time to bare all America. Any given hour of the day, MILLIONS of Men and Women throughout  the world are knowingly and voluntarily doing exactly the same thing. If you want to know what your spouse is doing online, hire a detective or buy an application that will track his/her activity then divorce the bitch (if you act like a bitch, you are one, regardless of gender) for this horrible crime against humanity. If you're going to be a public figure and you do this. You will get caught. Period. Not every whore or ex Governor can base a career on their 'leaked activity'. We know you have one Congressman, so use your big wiener and fight back. What choice do you have? You've pissed off Pelosi and probably Hilly Clinton. What do you have to lose? An election?

Kory
Kory

Why would he think any women wanted to see a picture of him half naked with a buldge?

Guest
Guest

Breitbart is a shitbag. No one should retire on account of that asshole and his rabid right ilk. Fuck them all. 

Just_Another_Joe
Just_Another_Joe

Anybody else notice the blackmail here? Remember, Andrew Breitbart was the same guy who made up the ACORN scandal which got them destroyed. I have yet to see any evidence that he actually did send these photos............whoever he hired for a lawyer is doing a real shitty job right now. 

Anthony Salieri
Anthony Salieri

Roy Edroso says what?

To make it clear, I despise Breitbart and Weiner/Obama-philes equally but journalism is no place for fanboys or girls on ** either ** side, especially all-loathesome Democrats and Repbulicans.

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