It's been a bad day for Anthony Weiner. After pleading guilty to sexting a minor earlier this morning, a crime that will require him to register as a sex offender, the New York Post is now reporting that Huma Abedin has finally filed for a divorce.
The long suffering wife of Human Abedin has finally filed for divorce against Anthony Weiner, just as her estranged husband pleaded guilty to sexting with a minor.
She brought an anonymous versus anonymous action in Manhattan Supreme Court Friday.
She’s asking for the court to seal the case.
The filing is uncontested meaning she is not expecting a fight over custody or the couple’s assets.
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Disgraced former Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner reportedly wept openly in federal court Friday as he pleaded guilty to sexting a 15-year-old girl and admitted to the judge: "I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse."
Per NBC, Weiner took questions from the judge at his hearing before reading a prepared statement which included the following:
"Through approximately March 2016, I engaged in obscene communications with this teenager, including sharing explicit images and encouraging her to engage in sexually explicit conduct, just as I had done and continued to do with adult women. I knew this was as morally wrong as it was unlawful."
He said that last fall he "came to grips for the first time with the depths of my sickness. I had hit bottom," and entered "intensive treatment." He then apologized to the girl.
Here is Weiner's full statement:
What a crying Anthony Weiner's read in federal court, after pleading guilty to sexting with a minor. pic.twitter.com/VUU5N0tBEv— Matthew Chayes (@chayesmatthew) May 19, 2017
As part of his plea deal with the United States attorney’s office, Weiner will have to register as a sex offender.
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After years of sexting scandals that cost him his marriage with Huma Abedin and potentially even cost Hillary the White House, disgraced former Democratic congressman and New York Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner is set to appear in a federal courtroom in Manhattan today to enter a guilty plea for sexting with a minor.
According to the New York Times, Weiner will plead guilty to a single charge of transferring obscene material to a minor, pursuant to a plea agreement he struck with the United States attorney’s office in Manhattan. Weiner reportedly surrendered to the F.B.I. early Friday morning.
As a result of the guilty plea, Weiner will likely end up as a registered sex offender, although a final determination on that issue has yet to be made. The charge carries a potential sentence of between 0 - 10 years in prison, meaning Weiner could avoid prison time though the ultimate sentence will be determined by a judge.
As you'll recall, the FBI only discovered those last minute Hillary emails due to their ongoing criminal investigation of Anthony Weiner. The "tens of thousands of emails", many including exchanges between Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton, discovered on Weiner's computer ultimately prompted James Comey to make his now infamous October 29th announcement that the Hillary email investigation had been re-opened. Hillary has since attributed her loss to Comey's decision.
Of course, as you may recall, Weiner's latest sexting scandal came to light back in September 2016, a very critical time for the Hillary campaign, when it was exposed by the Daily Mail. Unfortunately, this time the scandal involved a girl that Weiner knew to be a 15-year old Sophomore in high school. But, that didn't seem to stop him from telling the teenager that he would like to "bust that tight pussy so hard."
Anthony Weiner's latest alleged scandal involves a 15-year-old high school student
The girl first reached out to Weiner in January 2016. In that initial discussion, the girl openly admitted that she was a high school student.
But, that didn't seem to stop Weiner from later telling the girl over a sexting app that he "would bust that tight pu**y so hard and so often that you would be limp for a week."
In an interview with the Daily Mail, the high school student said that Weiner pushed her to "dress up in school-girl outfits" and engage in "rape fantasies" over skype. He also felt the need to inform the young girl that he and his wife, Clinton aide Huma Abedin, hadn't had sex in a year.
"When we would Skype, he would tell me that he was very lonely and that it had been a year since he and his wife [Huma] had sex, and that she really didn't pay him any attention. We would talk, just chatting for about 30 minutes and it would lead to more sexual things…asking me to undress…he'd comment on my body. He asked me about masturbation, and that kind of thing."
"He would pretend like he was a teacher and I was a student. And he'd talk about me sitting in the front of his class, and him taking me after school."
"He had some rape fantasies. It would just be him showing up at my house when my dad was out of town. And just start undressing me, being forceful, asking me if I want to be dominated, strange questions."
She said when she told him she was uncomfortable with this, he quickly agreed to change the subject.
The girl said she started feeling guilty about hiding the relationship, and told her father and a teacher about it in late April.
After ruining her shot at the White House, you had to know that Hillary wouldn't let Weiner escape this one.