What’s it with sexting ? And why do powerful figures such as politicians get their hands into stuffs like it? Is it the power or merely a bad habit or an addiction to keep them relaxed from the pressures of the office? One can never really tell and no one knows except them. But the sexting case of Anthony Weiner and the 15year-old-girl may yet again bring questions like this to the fore.
Everyone would think that Anthony Weiner should know better and refrain from such act but he seems to be totally addicted to it as this is not the first time is he involved in such a scandal. In 2011, Weiner was involved in a scandal where he sent lewd photos to women he met on Facebook and Twitter this led to his resignation as a New York Congressman and in 2013 when he wanted to pick up his political career from where he stopped, another sexting scandal resurfaced and this time though he was wiser by using a pseudonym – Carlos Danger, he was still discovered….
And the Revelations last month that the former congressman had yet again sent sexually explicit messages to another woman resulted in his wife, Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, separating from him.
Right now, Anthony Weiner is facing investigations as announced by Jill Westmoreland, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. According to reports from Associated Press, the FBI’s task force that investigates the sexual exploitation of children was looking into claims first reported by the Daily Mail.
The American website of the British tabloid reported Wednesday that for months Weiner and the girl had sexual text conversations that led to a video chat in which Weiner asked the girl to undress and touch herself.
The teenage girl and her father spoke with the Daily Mail, and she said she had reached out to Weiner through Twitter in January. She then shared dozens of photos that show Weiner’s face, explicit texts, as well as messages in which they talk about Abedin, his son with Abedin, and Weiner’s previous sexting scandals. The girl said Weiner knew she was underage, and that she talked about being a high-school sophomore, earning her learner’s permit to drive a car, and being a virgin.
Weiner has not denied he spoke with the girl. According to reports from AP, he said:
… he had “likely been the subject of a hoax,” and he provided an email written by the girl in which she recants her story. He also apologized, noting he had “repeatedly demonstrated terrible judgment about the people I have communicated with online and the things I have sent.”