Unless you've been living in a cave you're aware of the current scandal involving Representative Anthony Weiner which erupted on Twitter and has become a major new story. The scandal, which first broke three weeks ago but continued to deepen this week.
Although there are multiple women involved in the accusations of Weiner's lewd online communications over social media, one woman's name has exploded into the mainstream. That woman is porn star Ginger Lee who allegedly discussed the need for advice about her career with the Congressman.
(Image of Ginger Lee and Gloria Allred at recent press conference in New York - CREDIT: AP photo - All Rights Reserved)
Ironically Ginger Lee's career is sizzling hot while Anthony Weiner's political career is in tatters. Lee claims Weiner sent her specific messages about his "package." In fact, insiders have said that Weiner will resign and step down from Congress.
The key issue around the pressure on Wiener to resign is the fact that he initially lied about his social media use to engage multiple women in X rated conversations.
Ginger Lee agrees that Weiner should resign. Yesterday Lee held a press conference with her attorney Gloria Allred at her side to announce that the congressman had asked her to lie about their online communications. "I think that Anthony Weiner should resign because he lied to the public and the press for more than a week," Lee said.
Lee hired celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred to make her case to a national audience. Multiple news outlets report that an Atlanta strip club was already using the scandal to promote her appearance at their venue Wednesday night.
Ironically Lee's career as a porn star appears to be white hot as a result of all the media coverage regarding Weiner. Before the Weiner scandal broke Lee's name was not well-known except in certain circles, but now her name has become a major trending topic.
Weiner was asked about his Twitter communications with Lee back when the scandal broke, telling CNN's Wolf Blitzer that Lee probably received "pro-forma" messages from his account and that was all.
Ginger Lee On Fire While Weiner's Staff Packs Up His Office
While Lee is on fire, NBC reported that Weiner's staff members appeared to be packing up Weiner's office this morning. NBC's Alex Moe reports that two staff members and two interns left the office with their belongings, turned off the lights and locked the door.
House Democrats today were scheduled to meet to discuss potential next steps to punish the New York congressman, including possibly stripping him of his committee assignments (he currently sits on the powerful House Energy and Commerce as well as the Judiciary committee), and expelling him from the Democratic caucus.
Weiner had previously indicated that he wished to speak with his pregnant wife Huma Abedin before deciding on his political future. Abedin returned to Washington yesterday following a trip to Africa with her boss Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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