Huma Abedin (Hillary Clinton’s top adviser) is making the media rounds to promote her new book. It details her handling of the scandal surrounding her ex-husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
Inside Edition is now speaking out on behalf of one of those women who received the lurid text messages.
“She thinks I’m a terrible person, because I’m a sex worker and because of the whole scandal,”Sydney Leathers. “And that’s fine, but I think she’s a terrible person because she’s still defending this man who is a sex offender. Like, it’s crazy to me.”
Abedin’s memoir, “Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds,”This publication is available on Tuesday.
Abdein told CBS anchor Norah O’Donnell that she contemplated throwing herself under a New York subway train after the scandal with her husband erupted in 2013.
Leathers answered that she believed she had a part in it when she was asked. “No. I don’t feel responsible for that. I feel sympathy for her, because I felt the same way. I contemplated suicide after I was outed.”
Abedin also says Weiner’s betrayal was not limited to sexting inappropriate messages to young women, and also included physical relationships in the apartment they shared.
“It was quite devastating,”Abedin spoke.
Leathers spoke out in support of the revelation. “I’m not surprised that he would do that, but it was not me. Clearly, you can’t put anything past a man like that. That’s not a good person.”
Leathers’ sexting sessions with Weiner, who dubbed himself Carlos Danger, ended his political career. Weiner pleaded guilty later to one charge of transferring obscene material to minors for sexting 15-year-old girls. He was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment.
Leathers is now a social media marketer, but she claims she was never able to escape scandal.
“I feel like it’s one of those things that’s going to follow me forever. I was 23 when I was outed in this scandal, and I’m 32 now, and it still is brought up constantly,”Leathers.
Leathers states that she received therapy after being exposed in the Weiner scandal. After this, she continued her education at college and obtained her degree.