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Originally posted 07/26/2011 04:05PM
Just weeks after Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress following a sex scandal, Oregon Rep. David Wu is stepping down amid allegations involving a teenager.
A distraught 18-year-old woman called Wu's Portland, Ore., office, accusing the politician of aggressive and unwanted sexual behavior. The woman is the daughter of a longtime friend of Wu, according to The Oregonian.
"This is very serious, and I have absolutely no desire to bring unwanted publicity, attention, or stress to a young woman and her family," Wu, 56, says in a statement to the newspaper.
Originally posted 06/16/2011 02:40PM
Originally posted 06/11/2011 04:30PM
In the wake of lewd photo scandal – and pressure from House Democratic leaders to resign – Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York is seeking treatment that will take him away from his duties on Capitol Hill.
"Congressman Weiner departed this morning to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person," spokeswoman Risa Heller said in a statement. "In light of that, he will request a short leave of absence from the House of Representatives so that he can get evaluated and map out a course of treatment to make himself well."
The statement continued: "Congressman Weiner takes the views of his colleagues very seriously and has determined that he needs this time to get healthy and make the best decision possible for himself, his family and his constituents."
Originally posted 06/08/2011 06:25PM
Two days after Anthony Weiner admitted to sending a lewd photo of himself and engaging in online relationships with several women, The New York Times reports his wife is pregnant with their first child.
Huma Abedin, 35, is in the early stages of pregnancy, according to The Times, and has not been seen since the scandal broke.
Originally posted 06/07/2011 02:10PM
Long before there surfaced lewd photos of Anthony Weiner, sans pants, the New York congressman made his pictorial debut in the pages of Cosmopolitan magazine – fully clothed.
In 1996, the women's magazine selected the politician, who was, at the time, a 31-year-old city councilman, as one of its 101 real-life bachelors.
The headline: "The Future President?"
Originally posted 06/06/2011 05:15PM
Originally posted 05/31/2011 03:50PM
A New York congressman says a lewd photo sent to a college student from his Twitter account was posted by a hacker – and he's hired a lawyer to investigate, his office said Tuesday.
The kerfuffle, which some tabloid press is calling "Weinergate," kicked off Friday when a photo of a man's bulging crotch in boxer briefs appeared in Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter stream.
The Tweet was addressed to college student Gennette Cordova, 21, of Seattle – but the image was visible to all of Weiner's 40,000 followers.
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