Anthony Weiner Gives First TV Interview About 'Weinergate' to CNN (Video)
After a woman was sent a nearly-nude photo from his hacked Twitter account, Rep. Weiner says, "It happens."
CNN landed the first on-camera interview with New York representative Anthony Weiner, who has been in the center of the "Weinergate" scandal following news that a woman received a nearly-nude photo from his hacked Twitter account.
“It happens to people,” Weiner said, “You move on.”
His rep, Dave Arnold, told The Daily Caller over the weekend that it was a prank.
“We’ve retained counsel to explore the proper next steps and to advise us on what civil or criminal actions should be taken,” Arnold said. “This was a prank. We are loath to treat it as more, but we are relying on professional advice.”
Said Weiner in a statement: “At a time when the GOP is playing games with the debt limit, a member of the Supreme Court is refusing to recuse himself from matters he has a financial interest in, and middle class incomes are stagnant, many want to change the subject. I don’t. This was a prank, and a silly one. I’m focused on my work.”
The photo of a man in underwear was first leaked to conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart's site. They were allegedly sent to college student Gennette Nicole Cordova.
Twitter user Dan Wolfe allegedly sent the photo to Breitbart, according to media reports, but he has denied involvement in the hacking.