GRAMERCY PARK (PIX11) — How many women did Anthony Weiner have online sexual relationships with?
At a news conference Thursday he said he didn’t think any more than three since he resigned from Congress. As for when he was in office, “It’s not dozens and dozens. It is six to 10, I suppose. But I can’t tell you absolutely what someone else is going to consider inappropriate or not,” Weiner said.
Weiner was at a Brooklyn soup kitchen Thursday when he was repeatedly asked about the sexting scandal. When a reporter asked if his online behavior is an addiction, Weiner said no. “I don’t believe that it is. The people I am working with don’t believe that it is,” said Weiner.
PIX11 News asked people outside Weiner’s Gramercy Park apartment if they think he has an addiction. “Yes he does, yes he does. Taking so many pictures, giving himself a nice name. It’s disgraceful,” said Queens resident Anthony Cintron.
New Yorker Heather Guay said, “Yes, it sounds like a problem.”
And the Indiana woman at the center of the renewed scandal has now spoken publicly. Sydney Leathers told “Inside Edition” that she felt manipulated. “Obviously I felt like he was saying one thing to me, one thing to his wife and another thing on the campaign trail. I don’t know who the real Anthony Weiner is,” said Leathers.
The latest NBC Wall Street Journal poll shows voters’ views of the candidate have been affected. Weiner is now nine points behind City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. A previous poll taken before the scandal broke had Weiner ahead.