Anthony Weiner checks into sex addiction
rehab clinic: Daily Mail
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[November 03, 2016]
(Reuters) - Disgraced former U.S.
Representative Anthony Weiner has checked into a rehab facility that
treats sex addiction, the DailyMail.com reported on Wednesday.
The online version of the British newspaper said electronic devices are
banned at the facility, which separates men from women and treats a
range of addictions related to cyber sex, exhibitionism and anonymous
sex and other acts. The facility was not named in the report.
Reuters could not independently verify the report. Weiner could not be
reached for comment.
Federal prosecutors and New York police announced last month they were
investigating Weiner following a separate report by the DailyMail.com
that he engaged in sexually explicit cellphone and online messages with
a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina.
Weiner, 52, did not respond at the time to Reuters' requests for comment
on the texting report but told the Associated Press last month that he
had "likely been the subject of a hoax."
An investigation into those messages also triggered a new FBI probe of
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's emails, as some of
her emails were found on a device related to the Weiner investigation,
sources close to the matter said.
Once a popular congressman, Weiner resigned in 2011 after saying he had
accidentally sent a lewd picture over Twitter. Two years later, his
campaign for New York City mayor was derailed after explicit photos he
had sent under the pseudonym "Carlos Danger" to a young woman in Indiana
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New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin
attend a news conference in New York, U.S. on July 23, 2013.
REUTERS/Eric Thayer/File Photo
Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, one of Clinton's top aides, said in
August she was separating from her husband after yet another
Abedin's announcement followed a New York Post report that Weiner
had recently sent photos of his boxer-brief-clad genitals – one
while he was in bed with their toddler son – via Twitter to another
An attorney for Abedin could not be reached on Wednesday to comment
on the DailyMail.com report.
(Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Bill
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