Anthony Weiner Promised Woman South Loop Love Nest, Report Says

By DNAinfo Staff on July 23, 2013 3:30pm  | Updated on July 23, 2013 5:28pm

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 NYC mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner allegedly promised a woman a South Loop Chicago condo for sex.
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BY COLBY HAMILTON, BEN FRACTENBERG AND JANON FISHER

DNAinfo.com New York

NEW YORK CITY — New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner, who resigned from Congress in disgrace in 2011 after sending lewd messages to women online, is defending himself from fresh allegations — and there's a Chicago twist.

The website TheDirty.com claimed Monday to have been contacted by a woman who said she carried on an online relationship with Weiner up to the summer of 2012.

According to the site's anonymous source, after being contacted by Weiner via Facebook, the woman and the ex-congressman began communicating regularly online and over the phone, exchanging nude photos and sexually explicit text messages.

The anonymous woman claims Weiner — who reportedly went by the screen name of “Carlos Danger” — offered to find her a Chicago condo at 1235 S. Prairie Ave. where they could meet for sex.

The woman told the website: "Last August he even offered to help me get a condo in Chicago, without me asking."

The condo cited is inside a high-rise near Lake Michigan. Sale prices for condos in the building have exceeded $500,000, according to recent listings.

"Even post-scandal, I thought he was misunderstood. Until I got to know him. I thought I loved him. Pretty pathetic," said the woman, who described herself as 22 and "in a bad place" when the two began communicating.

Standing at a packed press conference with his wife, Huma Abedin, by his side, the front runner vowed to stay in the race Tuesday.

Abedin also spoke to reporters, saying that despite "horrible mistakes" made by her husband, she had forgiven him and still supported his run for mayor.

"It took us a very long time to get through it," she said, referring to the strains on their marriage caused by the sexting scandal. "It took a lot of work and a whole lot of therapy. It was not an easy choice, but I made the decision to stay in our marriage."

She admitted that her husband had "made some horrible mistakes, both before he resigned and after.

"I love him, I forgive him and I believe in him," she said.

The candidate read from a prepared statement at the press conference, vowing to stay in the race.

“I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out, and today they have,” Weiner said. “As I have said in the past, these things that 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.”

He said that some of what was "been posted today are true and some are not," but declined to elaborate, saying he was "not prepared to dispute anything that's out there."

Weiner ended by saying he and his wife “are focused on moving forward.”

In a statement earlier Tuesday, Weiner acknowledged that "some" of TheDirty.com report was true.

“I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out, and today they have,” Weiner said. “As I have said in the past, these things that 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,” Weiner continued in the statement. “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.”

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