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Tuesday June 7, 2011

Is One of NY Rep. Weiner’s Sexting Buddies a Lovely Latina?

Is One of NY Rep. Weiner’s Sexting Buddies a Lovely Latina?

Photo: Seattle Co-ed, Gennette Cordova, 21

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The lewd photo that sparked the controversy surrounding New York Rep. Anthony Weiner was reportedly sent to Gennette Cordova, who in the last week and a half, has had her life turned upside down, as she and her friends and family have been harassed since “Weinergate” broke.

In a letter posted on the NY Daily News website, the 21-year-old Seattle student described her relationship (really, lack of one) with Congressman Weiner.

The following are excerpts from Cordova’s letter:

Friday evening (May 27) I logged onto Twitter to find that I had about a dozen new mentions in less than an hour, which is a rare occurrence. When I checked one of the posts that I had been tagged in I saw that it was a picture that had supposedly been tweeted to me by Congressman Anthony Weiner…

Annoyed, I responded with something along the lines of “are you f***ing kidding me?” and “I’ve never seen this. You people are sick.” I blocked their accounts, made my page private and let the matter drop, expecting them to eventually do the same.
Within about an hour, however, I realized that I had grossly underestimated the severity of the situation that I had somehow become a part of…

My friends have received phone calls from people claiming to be old friends of mine, attempting to obtain my contact information. My siblings have received tweets that are similar in nature. I began taking steps, though not quickly enough, to remove as much personal information from the Internet as possible.

Not because I “was exposed as Weiner’s mistress” or because I “was responsible for the hack,” as Gawker has suggested. I removed my information because I, believe it or not, do not enjoy being harassed or being the reason that my loved ones are targets of harassment.
I have seen myself labeled as the “Femme Fatale of Weinergate,” “Anthony Weiner’s 21-year-old coed mistress” and “the self-proclaimed girlfriend of Anthony Weiner.”…

There have never been any inappropriate exchanges between Anthony Weiner and myself, including the tweet/picture in question, which had apparently been deleted before it reached me. I cannot answer the questions that I do not have the answers to. I am not sure whether or not this letter will alleviate any future harassment. I also do not have a clear understanding as to how or why exactly I am involved in this fiasco. I do know that my life has been seriously impacted by speculation and faulty allegations. My reputation has been called into question by those who lack the character to report the facts.

To read the complete letter, click here.

ImageCongressman Weiner had initially claimed that his Twitter account was hacked, but under pressure from right-wing radio personality and blogger, Andrew Breitbart, who never backed off the congressman and uncovered additional women who were sent lewd photos from Weiner’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, Rep. Weiner held a press conference and confessed that he had in fact sent the photos, but had intended the one to Cordova to be sent privately, and certainly not be made public on his Twitter account. He apologized to the public, and to the media for lying, and repeatedly said he was most sorry for hurting his wife. Weiner also stated that he has no intention of resigning.

Shortly after the public apology, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called for an ethics investigation into the ordeal, while many are saying Rep. Weiner needs to step down.

The above photo was posted on Photo Credits: BigGovernment.com