Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner to Settle Divorce Out of Court

They want to 'reduce any impact of these proceedings on their child'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2018 4:29 PM CST
Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin appear in court in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.   (Jefferson Siegel/The Daily News via AP, Pool)

(Newser) – There won't be any hot gossip coming out of the Huma Abedin-Anthony Weiner divorce proceedings—because, as the New York Daily News reports, the former couple has agreed to finalize the divorce out of court. “In order to reduce any impact of these proceedings on their child, the parties have decided to reach a settlement swiftly and privately,” according to a statement from an attorney for Abedin. The former aide to Hillary Clinton was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday; instead the judge announced the divorce case had been "discontinued," the New York Post reports.

Abedin filed for divorce in May after Weiner pleaded guilty to sexting with a minor. She listed the case as "contested," indicating a dispute between her and her husband. Vanity Fair reports the judge had earlier denied a request from an Abedin attorney "to keep these proceedings secret to the extent your honor will allow." Abedin and Weiner will likely now work out custody and asset issues out of court before filing for an uncontested divorce. Weiner is currently serving a 21-month sentence. (Read more Huma Abedin stories.)

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