NEW YORK, NY — Anthony Weiner, the embattled New York City mayoral candidate who admitted this week to sending raunchy chats to a young woman last summer, estimated Thursday he had online relationships with three different women after his 2011 resignation from Congress.
But speaking at a news conference, the Democrat said he couldn’t say for sure how many more women might come forward.
“There are a few. I don’t have a specific number for you,” Weiner said. “There are people I’ve had exchanges with that are completely appropriate, and that there are no pictures or illicit texts or anything. Now if those people want to say they don’t like the exchanges we had either, I don’t know where to put them.”
Weiner stepped down from his House seat in 2011 after admitting to sending lewd photos and messages to multiple women online. He pointed out Thursday that when he left the House of Representatives, he admitted to exchanging messages with six women.
He then provided a rough total of how many women he’s engaged with sexually online.
“It’s not dozens and dozens,” he said. “It’s six to ten, I suppose, but I can’t tell you absolutely what people are going to consider inappropriate or not.”
Pressed to provide a guess as to how many of those relationships occurred after his resignation, Weiner said, “I don’t believe I had any more than three.”
Weiner has resisted calls from his rivals to withdraw from the race for New York City mayor, saying the decision of whether he’s trustworthy enough for the job should be up to voters.
By Kevin Liptak
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