Anthony Weiner’s new sexting scandal with a teen is the worst ever
He and the girl -- a North Carolina high school sophomore -- began the text and video exchanges, along with Skype chats, in January 2016, and they went on for several months.
Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin -- a top adviser to Hillary Clinton -- called it quits when he was found to have had sexted graphic photos of himself to a woman that he took while their sleeping young son was lying next to him.
According to a Daily Mail report, Weiner also asked the teen to wear risqué “schoolgirl” outfits and touch herself.
Weiner released a non-statement apologizing for his poor choice in online chatting partners and called it a "hoax":
"I have provided the Daily Mail with information showing that I have likely been the subject of a hoax, I have no one to blame but me for putting myself in this position. I am sorry.”
Weiner also released an email from the girl where she recanted the story:
“Our online chats were never inappropriate. I wanted to publish my story. He was the best candidate to pin the story to. The story needed a hoax to ride on.”
But the girl said she wrote this up at his request and never actually sent this email clearing him.
If this story checks out, this is could be way worse than embarrassing: Weiner could get prosecuted for sex crimes with a minor and go to jail. He's being investigated now.
BREAKING FIRST ON CNN: Federal authorities have issued a subpoena for Anthony Weiner's cell phone and other records. W/@evanperez
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) September 22, 2016
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