US Rep. Anthony Weiner yesterday spent the day on the grill after a lewd photo purporting to be of him was sent to a pretty Seattle coed from his Twitter account — but the young woman insisted a stalker was the culprit.
The six-term Democratic congressman struggled to play defense as rumors swirled, continuing to insist that the illicit tweet — a below-the-waist photo of a man in bulging gray boxer-briefs — was the work of a hacker. His rep called the incident nothing more than “a distraction.”
The woman on the receiving end of the tawdry tweet — 21-year-old Gennette Nicole Cordova — said in a statement published in another New York newspaper that she was sure the questionable photo came from a person who had harassed her many times “after the congressman followed me on Twitter a month or so ago.”
She insisted that while she’s a “fan” of Weiner, she’d never met him in person.
Cordova did admit she once sent a tweet referring to “my boyfriend @Rep-Weiner,” but insisted she never was his “wife, girlfriend or mistress,”
In fact, she said, she’d jokingly made “similar assertions” about other public figures, including President Obama; Boston Celtic guard Ray Allen and soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Apparently some of Congressman Weiner’s cohorts thinks that he “needs more people”.
Some DC wonks were skeptical of Weiner’s hacking story and questioned the lack of a police report about a crime as serious as Internet identity theft, a Washington insider said.
The uncertainty was also fed by Weiner’s decision to quickly delete the posted photo — and every other photo connected to the account.
Come on bruh, the “hackers” excuse is a little too overused at this point. Miss Cordova looks like a banger to us, so the the idea that you send her your littler “Weiner” wouldn’t surprise us. Now if several other people (uglier people) claim to have been sent the same pics then maybe you’ll have a case. Until then…you need more people.
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