Weiner: Yes, Child Services Is on My Case

NYC agency delivered investigation letter to his mom's house
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2016 6:55 AM CDT
New troubles for Weiner.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

(Newser) There were whispers that child welfare authorities could be knocking on Anthony Weiner's door after his most recent sexting fiasco, and now that possibility has come to fruition. The former NYC mayoral candidate himself confirmed Thursday to the New York Times that the city's Administration for Children's Services is looking into how he cares for his 4-year-old son, Jordan, conceding that a "bare-bones" announcement about the investigation had been left at his mom's home by the agency—a humiliating drop-off that baffles even Weiner. "Crazy if you ask me," he says.

The probe into what kind of dad Weiner is was prompted partially because of one of the photos in a recent sexting session, in which Jordan—called by New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser the "saddest, most neglected little tyke imaginable"—was seen lying in bed next to his dad wrapped in a blanket while Weiner showed off his underwear-clad lower regions to a woman he'd been corresponding with over social media. The Post had first reported on an investigation on Wednesday, but at the time, Weiner said he hadn't heard anything about it from ACS. The Washington Post explains how such an investigation could enfold and how Weiner's chances of winning any potential custody fight are "slim to none." (Read more Anthony Weiner stories.)

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