Huma Abedin Is Leaving Anthony Weiner

Announcement follows new report of Weiner's sexting
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2016 10:49 AM CDT
Huma Abedin Is Leaving Anthony Weiner
Anthony Weiner, left, and Huma Abedin arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala, celebrating the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" on Monday, May 2, 2016, in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

A little more than five years after the first Anthony Weiner sexting story broke, wife Huma Abedin has announced she is leaving him. A brief statement from Abedin was posted on Twitter by NBC Nightly News editor Bradd Jaffy. It reads, "After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband. Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy."

The news follows a fresh story alleging Weiner was back at his old ways: The New York Post published a screenshot of a sexting session with a "busty brunette" that took place in the early hours of July 31 last year, allegedly showing Weiner's lower half in white boxer-briefs with a "bulge"—and his 4-year-old son lying next to him in a blanket. "Someone just climbed into my bed," Weiner apparently wrote in the exchange, just part of a series of back-and-forths (many including shirtless photos of him) that took place between January 2015 and early August 2016, per screenshots provided by the anonymous woman the Post describes as a "40-something divorcee." (More Huma Abedin stories.)

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