Anthony Weiner has reportedly acknowledged that he is officially under investigation by New York City children’s services officials after the latest sexting scandal emerged.
This development comes after Weiner (aka screen name “Carlos Danger”) allegedly sexted a picture of himself lying in bed shirtless in boxer shorts to a 40-something divorcee while his four-year-old son Jordan was at his side, as the Inquisitr previously reported.
Weiner, a Democrat, is the disgraced former U.S. Congressman and mayoral hopeful whose political career imploded after prior sexting scandals. His wife, top Hillary Clinton confidant Huma Abedin, announced her separation from Weiner on Monday after six years of marriage.
Anthony Weiner resigned his House seat on June 21, 2011, after the first sexting scandal, and he was soundly defeated in the New York City mayoral primary on September 10, 2013, after the second sexting incident.
Weiner is the subject of a new documentary film of the same name that depicts the collapse of his campaign for Big Apple mayor following sexting scandal number two.
The former politician, 51, told the New York Times yesterday that the city’s Administration of Children’s Services (ACS) had notified him of the investigation by a letter sent, for some reason, to his mother’s home, which he described as “crazy.”
“The latest blast of scandal was especially shattering to Mr. Weiner, three people said, because he was what they described as an intensely caring and devoted father to Jordan, who appeared, asleep, in one of the photographs of Mr. Weiner’s crotch,” the Times separately reported about the friends of Anthony Weiner.
The New York Post, which originally broke the story of the most recent sexting escapade, provided a different timetable of the probe, which was apparently initially denied by Weiner.
“Agency protocol requires a home visit within 48 hours, and ACS showed up at Weiner and estranged wife Huma Abedin’s Union Square apartment building on Tuesday, a worker there confirmed. Such initial visits are meant to ensure that a possibly at-risk child has a room to sleep in and food to eat, the government source said.”
According to the Times, a complaint of alleged mistreatment to the Statewide Control Register hotline in New York gets the ball rolling on an investigation. “if the state believes that an inquiry is warranted, it directs the city agency to investigate. By law, the agency must investigate all reports it receives from the state.”
A spokesperson for the city child welfare agency explained to the Wall Street Journal that it “couldn’t comment on specific cases or allegations of abuse to protect the privacy of the child involved.”
In a separate Post account in its “Page Six” gossip section, the tabloid claimed that the Abedin-Weiner separation was in the works well before the disclosure of the most recent lewd selfies.
“Their marriage was already over, but she was waiting until after the election to do anything about it. But the New York Post‘s story meant she had to take immediate action and rip the Band-Aid off.”
Weiner has lost several media gigs since the Post exclusive on August 28, but as something of a consolation prize, he has been offered a job by a porn site to author a monthly advice column.
In a follow-up report by the Post on Tuesday, he also allegedly bragged to his female sexting partner that his son Jordan was a “chick magnet.”
Commenting on the Anthony Weiner situation, controversial Fox News shrink Dr. Keith Ablow asserted that”Whatever is happening inside the mind of Anthony Weiner, it’s time for him to delve deeply into it, with the help of a therapist. The same could be said for millions of married, technology-addicted Americans, of course—whether their behavior reflects problems in their psyches, in their marriages, or both.”
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