Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner to Separate After Latest Sexting Scandal
After yet another sexting scandal, this one involving their 4-year-old son, Huma Abedin has announced she will separate from husband Anthony Weiner.
It was Abedin, top aide to presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, who announced the news Monday.
"After a long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband. Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy," Abedin said.
Weiner, who was once a rising star in the Democratic Party before his proclivities spelled the end of his career in Congress, appears to have deactivated his Twitter account in the wake of the most recent report.
The New York Post reported over the weekend that Weiner was exchanging lurid texts with a "40-something divorcee" late in July when his son with Hillary Clinton's top aide, Huma Abedin, climbed into his bed.
The Post published a photo they claim Weiner then sent the woman, which shows a little boy and Weiner's underwear clad crotch.
"You do realize you can see you[r] Weiner in that pic??" the woman wrote.
Weiner reportedly told The Post he and the woman “have been friends for some time.” The Post said the woman shared screenshots related to Weiner dating to January 2015 but the two have never met in real life.
"She has asked me not to comment except to say that our conversations were private, often included pictures of her nieces and nephews and my son and were always appropriate," Weiner reportedly said.
The ex-politician's Twitter account went dark hours after The Post report.
Weiner has been through this at least twice before. In 2011, the U.S. Congressman from New York accidentally tweeted to his followers, leading to his resignation.
In 2013, as he attempted a return to public service as a New York City mayoral hopeful, but after another woman's story of sexting with Weiner, he dropped out of the race.
The 2016 documentary Weiner documents his failed comeback attempt and the strains it placed on his marriage to Abedin.