Anthony Weiner, in his first on-camera interview since the New York Times published a story about the personal and professional difficulties of the women he became involved with during his “sexting” scandal, reiterated his regret that their names have been dragged through the mud because of his actions.
“I’ve said many times when ever I was asked that I have deep regret for the women’s lives who were turned upside down by their unwitting involvement in all of this,” Weiner said. “One of the reasons I had been so reluctant to speak about them is that they’re entitled to their privacy and I want to reiterate that sense of apology, and I’ve never talked about the private exchanges that we’ve had and I never will, because I think that they’ve already been put through enough.”
The story tracks down several of the women with whom Weiner had cyber dalliances. Some expressed displeasure with being drawn back into the spotlight because of Weiner’s campaign for mayor.