Two days after Anthony Weiner confessed to sending more explicit sexual messages to a young woman after his resignation from Congress over the same behavior, people close to the woman, identified as 22-year-old Sydney Leathers, have begun to talk. “God help New York if he gets elected,” said her mother, who lives in Illinois. A childhood friend said Leathers told her last summer she was texting with Weiner. “I go, ‘Really? THE Anthony Weiner, Mr. Penis Guy?’” the friend said. “I said, ‘Doesn’t he have a wife?’ She said, ‘Oh yeah.’ She just kind of brushed it off like it was nothing.” The friend said Leathers likely tried to get to Weiner on purpose. “He was so stupid to get involved with someone like her.” Other high school friends (who of course may no longer be friends) said her “main goal” was to become famous.
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