Sydney Leathers, the woman at the center of the latest Anthony Weiner sext scandal, told Inside Edition that the New York City mayoral candidate told her that he loved her, and that she said told him the same. Leathers had the following exchange with Inside Edition’s correspondent:
Q: “You told Anthony Weiner that you loved him?
Q: “Did he tell you he loved you?”
“I cared about him a lot,” she said in an exclusive interview set to air tomorrow, but admitted she didn’t quite love him at the time. “He was very important to me.”
Leathers says her feelings have since changed, especially after watching the disgraced former congressman at Tuesday’s press conference with his wife, Huma Abedin. “I’m disgusted by him. He’s not who I thought he was,” she said. She also offered Abedin a tear-filled apology.
As Weiner was preparing for his mayoral campaign, Leathers said he asked her to delete their correspondences. “He was trying to be someone he wasn’t,” she explained.
Leathers is one of at least three women Weiner has now admitted to having sexually-explicit correspondences with since his resignation from Congress in 2011. Leathers, an Indiana native, is a 23-year-old former field organizer for the Obama campaign.