Weiner Goes ToplessJune 6, 2011 - by Donny Shaw
It looks like another married congressman from New York may have been sending topless pictures of himself to women on the internet. In revelations reminiscent of the Rep. Chris Lee [R, NY-26] scandal in February that ended in resignation and ultimately a flip in the party hold of the seat, Andrew Breitbart reports for BigGovernment that Rep. Anthony Weiner [D, NY-9] recently emailed topless pictures of himself to a woman who is not his wife. At the same time, Radar Online is reporting that Weiner had engaged in some pretty heavy sexting and phone sex with a Democratic campaign staffer.
Time will tell if this all pans out as reported (Weiner’s office has no comment so far), but the images are very clearly of the congressmen. Weiner has been married for less than a year, so it’s possible, for example, that the pictures were sent before he was married. And today’s reports are not actually evidence that the underwear pic that appeared last week on Weiner’s Twitter account was sent by Weiner and not by a hacker, as he claims. Obviously this all looks very bad for Weiner, but with Breitbart’s history of lies and smears, I’d recommend not jumping to conclusions too quickly.
Rather that blast you with Weiner’s bare chest shot, I’ll let you follow the link to Breitbart’s site for the images.
UPDATE: In a press conference at 4:25 p.m. ET, Weiner admitted to accidentally tweeting the image of himself in his underwear and having several flirtatious internet relationships over the years. He maintains that he will not resign.