Congressman Admits Lying About Lewd Photographs

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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New York Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner has admitted he sent a lewd photograph to a female college student using his Twitter account after previously denying he had done so. Weiner apologized for lying but said he will not resign.

During a news conference Monday in New York, an emotional Weiner also admitted that he had “inappropriate” conversations on the Internet with about six women before and after getting married. But, he said he had not met any of these women and has not had a physical relationship outside his year-old marriage. Weiner's wife is an aide to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Weiner said his wife learned the truth “this morning.”

Additionally, Weiner insisted he had not broken the law.

Pressure had been building on the New York congressman after the lewd photo reached a woman in the state of Washington via his Twitter account. For several days, Weiner had claimed to have been the victim of computer hackers.