Women Say Weiner Scandal Still Follows Them

And his mayoral run reopens old wounds
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2013 8:00 AM CDT
Updated Jun 24, 2013 5:50 PM CDT
Women Say Weiner Scandal Still Follows Them
Lisa Weiss reacts while being interviewed in Las Vegas in 2011.   (AP Photo/Inside Editon)

Anthony Weiner may be moving on from his 2011 sexting scandal—but for the five women on the other end of his raunchy messages and photos, it's not so easy, the New York Times reports. Lisa Weiss, 42, says customers at the casino where she works as a blackjack dealer don't make it easy to forget, saying things like, "Talk dirty to me," and, "We know what you want to do to him," while colleagues refuse to speak to her, and strangers send her disparaging remarks online. "Clearly she’s got mental issues," read a recent one.

Gennette Cordova, who was 21 when she received a photo of Weiner's, er, weiner, moved across the country to get away from the scandal, but the press still tracked her down, showing up at her new workplace. And Ginger Lee says his new mayoral campaign is a constant reminder of what happened. "Every new headline and news story about him reminds reporters and bloggers that we exist, and the cycle starts all over," she says. "There will be a new flare-up of jokes, inaccurate statements and hurtful remarks." (Vaguely interesting side-note, Buzzfeed reported earlier today that this story was first published on June 10 then pulled offline. The Times then posted the story hours later, but says it wasn't influenced by the Buzzfeed piece.)

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