Fake Nude Photo of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Actually Shows Sydney Leathers

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Another attempted smear of Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has backfired. 

An image of a naked young woman in a bath purported to be her was circulated on conservative websites.

The Daily Caller posted it with the headline: “Here's The Photo Some People Described as a Nude Selfie of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez."

The congresswoman hit back on Twitter, saying the photo was a fake. 

The Daily Caller changed the headline and apologized, tweeting, "As soon as editors noticed the twitter headline, we rapidly had it deleted and fixed ...  We regret the error, as the intent was to inform our audience that a fake image was circulating online."

Ocasio-Cortez fired back, saying it wasn’t an apology and said the website was “targeting” her. 

The woman in the bathing photo scandal is actually Sydney Leathers, from the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal.

Leathers, who is a fan of Ocasio-Cortez, tweeted, "hey @aoc, I’m sorry creeps are trying to pretend my pics are actually pics of you."

She also called Ocasio-Cortez a “national treasure.” 

Leathers told Inside Edition it's her in the photo. 

"I still live in the same house. That is still my bathtub," she said. "They were trying to say, ‘Oh, zoom in on the faucet. It is the congresswoman’s breasts!’ and in reality it was me the whole time!” 

Leathers now writes for the political website Washington Babylon.

"Of all the politicians I could possibly get in trouble, she is the last one I would do any damage to,” she said. “I think she is fabulous." 

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