(PIX11) – Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admitted Tuesday that new illicit messages that surfaced on the internet are in fact the real deal.
The former New York Congressman said in a statement that racy messages posted on the website The Dirty were for the most part authentic.
Weiner released a statement, saying:
“I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out, and today they have. As I have said in the past, these things that I did were wrong and hurtful to my wife and caused us to go through challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from Congress,” he wrote. “While some things that have been posted today are true and some are not, there is no question that what I did was wrong. This behavior is behind me. I’ve apologized to Huma and am grateful that she has worked through these issues with me and for her forgiveness. I want to again say that I am very sorry to anyone who was on the receiving end of these messages and the disruption that this has caused. As my wife and I have said, we are focused on moving forward.”
In messages posted on the site (which have since been removed), Weiner is corresponding with an unidentified woman using the handle “Carlos Danger” on the social networking site Formspring.
An explicit picture was also exchanged in the messages.
Weiner infamously resigned from office in 2011 when semi-nude pictures he exchanged with a woman on Twitter were made public.
Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio issued a statement Tuesday, saying:
“. . . The sideshows of this election have gotten in the way of the debate we should be having about the future of this city. And yes, I’m talking about Anthony Weiner. Enough is enough. I’m calling on Anthony to withdraw from this race — for the good of the city that I know he loves as much as all of us.”
For many on social media, news of a second scandal combined with the handle “Carlos Danger” was simply too much to ignore: