NEW YORK — Scandal-plagued New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has refused to respond to rumors that a recently deleted profile on the popular hook-up app Tinder belongs to him.
A 26-year-old Bronx woman who wished to remain anonymous told gossip site Radar Online that she met a man whom she believes to be Weiner “for coffee” after responding to messages from a user named “Carl” via the smart phone app, which allows members to share pictures and weed through a range of nearby hook-ups with a mere swipe of the thumb.
The woman told Radar Online that she met the man alleged to be Weiner three times—once for coffee, once for sex, and once for coffee and sex—before she suspected it was him.
“All he told me was that he worked in politics, but he made it sound like he was out of the limelight—like everything he did was behind the scenes,” said the woman, who said “Carl’s” profile pictures “look almost nothing like Weiner.”
Weiner resigned from Congress two years ago after admitting that he exchanged lewd messages and photos to women online, and he made another public apology barely a month ago after another woman came forward with allegations that he hadn’t stopped sexting.
Weiner’s latest digital fling said she broke off the relationship after confronting him about his identity. “He became irritable really fast. He told me I didn’t know what I was talking about, and that I better not tell anybody about this or else they would call me crazy,” she said.
“I don’t know why he would use something like Tinder. Doesn’t he know that the whole thing is based on pictures? Even though I didn’t recognize him, someone else could have.”
The woman said that when she went to delete his account, it had already disappeared. “He never once sent me a picture of his junk, so maybe it wasn’t him after all,” she admitted.