Anthony Weiner lewd photo scandal follow-up: innocent messages to girl?
As if the Anthony Weiner lewd photo scandal was not enough, here comes another revelation that the New York representative tweeted a 17-year old girl from Delaware.
"According to Congressman Weiner, his communications with this person were neither explicit nor indecent," said Anthony Weiner's spokeswoman Risa Heller.
The girl's family confirmed that there were messages exchanged between Weiner and the high school junior over Twitter but that they were "harmless."
After the Anthony Weiner lewd photo scandal broke out last month, the family voiced out their concern about the interaction between the girl and Weiner. The local police had asked the family, who agreed, to let them examine the phone and computer of the girl to rule out a crime.
The story about the girl had brought media focus on the family who was not pleased with all the attention.
"I am angry. This is surreal and unbelievable. It is absolutely crazy. We are just regular people who go to baseball games and basketball games, as ordinary and plain as can be," a family member told the New York Times.
Since the Anthony Weiner lewd photo scandal broke out, the congressman had admitted to sending explicit messages and pictures to at least six women he met through social networking sites. He had rebuffed repeated calls for him to resign.
The teenage girl had posted a public message on Twitter to Weiner about a recent speech, to which he replied later via private messages. A group of conservatives who were following Anthony Weiner's activity on the microblogging site then warned the girl that their communications were private. She complained of harassment to Weiner who then "unfollowed" her.