We may now know the identity of the woman who allegedly had sexually explicit conversations with New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.
Buzzfeed believes the woman identifies herself online as “Sydney Leathers” and “sidneyelainexo,” a 23 year-old who described herself as an Obama for America employee (her Twitter account is protected). Buzzfeed says it has confirmed with a source, who claims to have known “Sydney Elaine Leathers” since high school, that the women in question did correspond with Weiner. The source also says that Leathers “felt she was the important one” in Weiner’s life, surpassing even his wife, Huma Abedin.
Several photos from her social-media accounts match blurred photos from Facebook and Formspring that were posted on the gossip wesbsite The Dirty. In 2011, she posted on Facebook that “Rep. Weiner can continue sending dick pics every single day for the rest of his life as long as he continues to legislate like he does,” and she listed Anthony Weiner in third place on her list of heroes, just behind President Obama and Bill Maher. She also wrote at one point that Weiner “did nothing worth resignation.”
The Daily Mail has what appear to be additional photos of the woman (warning: some of the photos on the page are explicit) and reports that she is a blogger for the Indiana Progressive Liberals.
The website that her Twitter account points to, followsydney.com, appears to have been taken down.