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Latest update : 2011-06-16

Anthony Weiner, the US congressman who sent lewd pictures of himself to women via social networking sites, announced his resignation on Thursday after 14 years in office. The scandal caused acute embarrassment for the Democratic Party.

REUTERS - U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner resigned on Thursday over a weeks-long Internet sex scandal, succumbing to bipartisan calls for him to step down.

Weiner denied for more than a week that he sent a photo of himself in boxer briefs to a woman in Seattle on May 28, claiming his Twitter account had been hacked. But on June 6, he tearfully admitted he had lied and that he had inappropriate exchanges with six women, some after he was married.

Weiner, 46, a Democrat from New York, has been married less than a year to Huma Abedin, 35, an aide to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Former President Bill Clinton officiated at their wedding last July.
 

 

Date created : 2011-06-16

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