The scandal surrounding Democratic U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is heating up with the revelation that he has used his Twitter account to communicate with “beauties across the U.S.,” the New York Post reports.
|Rep. Anthony Weiner sent messages to porn star Ginger Lee, the New York Post reports. (Getty Images Photo)
The scandal erupted with the disclosure that a 21-year-old coed in Seattle had received a risqué picture from the newly married New York lawmaker’s Twitter account, showing a bulging pair of gray underpants. Weiner claimed his account had been hacked into.
The Post reported on Wednesday that, on Tuesday, Weiner “repeatedly evaded point-blank questions about whether he sent a crotch shot — in gray, tight underwear — of himself.” The “model-loving congressman” has signed on to follow 198 of the nearly 49,000 fans who follow what he says on the social networking site — “and a surprising number of them are total babes,” the newspaper reported.
The Post story features photographs of five of “Rep.’s women” — young women who are among those he allegedly follows.
Weiner, considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, has even sent private messages on Twitter to porn star Ginger Lee, according to the Post.
The paper also reports: “Some of the nubile women he follows say they were surprised by his aggressive style.”
Gennette Cordova, the coed who received the risqué photo, sent out a Tweet two months ago saying, “I wonder what my boyfriend @RepWeiner is up to.” She says that was meant as a joke, and she never met Weiner in person. She also says someone using the same Twitter account has harassed her for several months.
Weiner was pressed by a reporter on Tuesday about why he did not report the alleged hacking to Capitol Police, and was asked whether he had sent the photo. He responded by calling the reporter a “jackass.”
In an editorial on Wednesday, the Post calls Weiner a “creep” and says the scandal raises serious questions about his fitness to run for New York mayor in 2013.
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