'He's My Hero': Details Surfacing About Woman in Weiner Scandal
More information is slowly coming out about the woman responsible for revealing explicit texts and emails exchanged between her and New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner. But the details about the female, identified as 23-year-old Sydney Leathers, is raising nearly as many questions about her intentions as they are about Weiner's.
Leathers reportedly once called Weiner her "hero" prior to engaging in the scandalous six-month online and phone relationship.
"I basically worship the ground you walk on," read one message from Leathers to Weiner. When the disgraced politician asked Leathers which picture "turned her on" the most, she responded,"specifically your health care rants were a huge turn on."
Suspicions are high that Leathers will come forward to speak soon about the relationship, which she claims began after Weiner resigned from Congress in 2012. Discrepancies between their stories are also raising questions, with Weiner saying the last time the pair had contact was last summer; ;she says it was only this past April. She also says Weiner made her "very lofty promises" ... and failed to keep them.
The former congressman's poll ratings have dropped nine points since the news broke of the most recent affair.