Huma Abedin Files for Divorce

Anthony Weiner during a press conference

"He said, 'I have a sickness, but I don't have an excuse, ' which is like saying, 'It's not my fault, but I accept responsibility, '" Timpf said. The divorce action, labeled "anonymous versus anonymous", was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, the Associated Press reported.

According to the charges, prosecutors said, Weiner used online messaging and video chat apps to communicate with a girl "he knew to be 15 years old".

Last year, when Weiner got caught sending yet another underwear selfie, with their then-three-year-old Jordan asleep at his hip, Abedin had still refrained from divorce.

The British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mail first reported on the explicit texts that prompted the criminal case, based on images and descriptions provided by the teenage girl in North Carolina.

Federal authorities said that Weiner started communicating with the teen in January 2016 through online text and video chat applications, sending her sexually explicit images and asking her to engage in sexual conduct, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY.

While running for New York City mayor in 2013, more messages surfaced, burying his attempt to resurrect his political career. "And yet I remained in denial even as the world around me fell apart". "I apologise to everyone I have hurt".

Weiner said he began getting mental health treatment in the fall, when he said he "came to grips for the first time with the depths of my sickness". His sentencing hearing is set for September 8.

She also accused him of asking her to undress on camera.

In a statement, attorney Arlo Devlin-Brown said his client had "apologized, offered no excuses and made a commitment to make amends".

Abedin, a top aide to former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, was not present at Friday's hearing.

Weiner faces 21 to 27 months in prison, and will be required to register as a sex offender under the plea deal. But Clinton partly blamed her election loss to Republican Donald Trump on Comey's announcement. His failed mayoral bid was the subject of the documentary "Weiner".

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