And no, that isn’t some bondage-themed porn moniker, it’s the actual name of the 23-year-old woman who carried on an X-rated virtual relationship with the disgraced former Congressman, who wrecked his once-promising career over the same sort of behavior two years ago.
Leathers – a Democratic political blogger from Indiana – told Inside Edition her relationship with Weiner (a.k.a. “Carlos Danger”) ended in November when he became “controlling” and jealous of posts made on her Facebook page by other men.
“Me being hit on by other men really upset him,” she told the show. “We were Facebook friends, so he could see if men were commenting on photos of me, or telling me that I was pretty. Really minor things like that really bothered him.”
Months later, Weiner allegedly asked Leathers via Facebook to delete all of their incriminating exchanges so he could pursue his bid for mayor of New York City. Leathers did not oblige – obviously.
“I was shocked because I didn’t think he would be so foolish as to do the same thing all over again,” she said. “He was making these campaign promises that he’d totally changed, that he was a better man now and had learned from his mistakes, and I am proof that that is not true.”
Leathers says she cared deeply for Weiner – and that he expressed his love for her.
“I definitely cared about him,” she said.
She was also one of his most ardent defenders during his 2011 sexting scandal, writing that he could “continue sending dick pics every single day” if he continued to advocate for liberal causes.
So far, the political fallout from Weiner’s latest sexting scandal has been cataclysmic. Beyond the obvious judgment questions associated with his actions, he has once again failed to come clean regarding the details of his dalliances.
Currently, Danger … err, Weiner … claims he sexted with six women prior to his 2011 scandal and three women since, but who knows whether he’s telling the truth.
“Weiner’?s ever-changing story regarding the number of women with whom ? and when? he exchanged lewd online communiques has turned what looked like a story of political redemption into a story of political hubris,” wrote Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post. “Put slightly differently: We Americans love second acts in public life. But no one really likes a really long first act with a remarkably predictable plot. And that?’s what Weiner turned into this week.”
Still, Weiner is refusing to drop out of the race …