New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner confirms that a new batch of lewd, sexually charged chats and photos of him online are authentic.
The Dirty, a celebrity gossip site owned by Nik Richie, posted pics and conversations that allegedly came from Weiner to a 22-year-old woman.
He used the pseudonym "Carlos Danger." Seriously.
The former U.S. Congressman, who resigned after a scandal in which he texted pics of his junk to people online, recently announced his comeback.
In spite of this new revelation, he's still running for Mayor of NYC.
“I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out, and they have," Weiner said in a statement released by his campaign Tuesday afternoon.
"As I have said in the past, the things I did were wrong and hurtful to my wife and caused us to go through challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from Congress."
"While some things that have been posted today are true and some are not, there is no question that what I did was wrong."
"This behavior is behind me. I've apologized to Huma and am grateful that she has worked through these issues with me and for her forgiveness."
"I want to again say that I am very sorry to anyone who was on the receiving end of these messages and the disruption that this has caused."
"As my wife and I have said, we are focused on moving forward.”
Weiner's statement does not address the crucial question of the timeline of when they occurred, and the sex chats and photos are not dated.
The Dirty's source says that she carried on an online relationship with Weiner from July-November 2012, which he did not deny in the statement.
The anonymous woman said her relationship with Weiner, who is married to Huma Abedin, lasted for six months and that he had promised "many" things.
The Dirty's post gained traction in the mainstream when BuzzFeed's Ben Smith posted them. Nik Richie did not respond to a request for comment.
When he first jumped into the campaign, Weiner said that he "couldn't guarantee" new photos like the one that forced him to resign wouldn't surface.
Weiner had built up consistent leads in multiple recent mayoral polls before these new revelations. We'll see if his tenuous support can hold up.