Weiner: Tweets to teen not 'indecent'

June 10, 2011 at 9:06 PM
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NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- A spokeswoman for Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., said Friday his Twitter communications with a 17-year-old girl "were neither indecent nor explicit."

Police in New Castle, Del., Friday visited the home of the high school student to speak with her mother about the girl's communication with Weiner, FoxNews.com reported. The student, whose name was not reported, told Fox, "I'm doing OK."

A spokesman for Weiner, Risa Heller, issued a statement confirming the embattled New York congressman had communicated with the girl, but denying there was anything improper about it.

"According to Congressman Weiner his communications with this person were neither indecent nor explicit," Heller said.

A source the New York Daily News described as close to the girl told the newspaper, "She was not targeted in any way and did not receive any inappropriate messages or photos or anything from the congressman. If she had, her family would have filed charges."

The development came on the same day as Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., became the first leading Democrat to say publicly Weiner should not resign from Congress over the revelation that he used Twitter to send lewd photographs of himself and racy text messages to several women during a period of several years, a practice that continued after his 2010 marriage to Huma Abedin.

Abedin, an aide to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is in Abu Dhabi with Clinton, where a photograph shows her wearing her wedding ring, the New York Daily News reported.

Clinton was angered by Weiner's behavior, the Chicago Sun-Times reported, citing a source it did not identify.

"What especially infuriates Hillary is how Weiner blatantly lied, and then gave that embarrassing and humiliating press conference when he 'fessed up,'" the source said.

Shortly after Weiner's admission, it was reported that his wife was pregnant.

Weiner has said he won't resign, although several of his Democratic colleagues have been keeping their distance since the incident came to light, and a growing number of Democrats and Republicans have called on him to resign. Weiner said Thursday he will not resign.

Heller said Weiner never met any of the women he messaged or sent photographs to.

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