Opinion: Ginger Lee, another Anthony Weiner text partner, bares all, finds work
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Amid all the chaos and confusion of Rep. Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal, somehow Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred got connected with one of the New York Democrat’s female electronic correspondents.
And today, the pair opted to call a news conference in New York to announce that they would really like to avoid publicity and get on with their private lives.
Because Weiner has refrained from publicly texting his whereabouts and desires the last couple of days, times were slow on the power/sex news front. So, fewer than several hundred news media showed up at the Friars Club to watch the shy women enter down a spiral staircase.
Weiner’s texting partner is a Tennessean known as Ginger Lee. She is a former porn actress and what Allred calls a ‘featured dancer,’ who is studying to become a real estate agent and likes long walks on the beach. We made up that last part.
Lee carefully read a written statement (see video below).
Mainly, in her attempt to duck publicity, Lee said she had not responded in kind to Weiner’s suggestive sexts but had continued exchanging maybe 100 messages since March, mostly about politics, she said. And especially about the managed care opt-out for certain states that obtain healthcare waivers by the deadline set out in Section 14 (v). We made up that last part again.
Lee said the married Democrat would often steer their political exchanges toward sexual subjects, one time proudly texting her: ‘I have wardrobe demands too. I need to highlight my package.’ We did not make up that last part.
Lee also said that Weiner, who apparently got her phone number somehow, called when the scandal began to urge her to lie about their relationship.
She said she became disturbed when she saw the New York representative lie on national television about the photo of a brief-covered package that Weiner originally said was sent from his Twitter account by a hacker.
Lee said she wanted to get on with her regular life. Somehow, shortly after the news conference, word leaked that Lee was off the unemployment line and would be uncovering her package tonight at an Atlanta strip club.
Weiner has since admitted lying about the hacker and numerous other things during these three years of explicit online exchanges with a half-dozen women who are not his wife.
Wife Huma Abedin returned from a lengthy Africa trip with her boss, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, early today.
The 46-year-old Weiner is on a two-week leave of absence allegedly receiving some kind of treatment for something and consulting with his wife on growing demands for his resignation after seven terms in the House.
Even BlackBerry addict President Obama has weighed in on the titilating distractions of shower photos and explicit texts between a man and women he’s never met.
When asked about the fellow Democrat by NBC’s Ann Curry, Obama said if he were in Weiner’s towel, he would resign.
-- Andrew Malcolm
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