In an excerpt of her memoir published in Vogue, Huma Abedin, wife of disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner and a Deputy Chief of Staff for failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, revealed Monday that her husband lied to her for days about the lewd photo he posted on Twitter that ultimately scuttled his career.
Abedin wrote in her book that Weiner texted his pregnant wife after the incident, telling her that his account was hacked: “My Twitter was hacked and someone posted a photo. There might be a story, but I am working on fixing the problem. Nothing for you to worry about. See you soon.”
When Abedin returned home in New York, Weiner picked her up at the airport and warned her the New York Post was working on a story about the picture, but still did not tell her the truth. They spent Memorial Day weekend with friends, and as they returned to Washington, DC, Weiner continued to publicly deny he sent the photo on Twitter. When Hillary asked her what was going on, Abedin reassured her Weiner and his staff were investigating the “hack.”
It wasn’t until days late that Weiner told his wife the truth: “When I woke up the morning of our departure, alone in bed, I realized that Anthony had never joined me in the bedroom. I walked past the small guest room at the end of the hall and noticed that the bed there had been slept in. I walked down the stairs and found Anthony standing in the door frame with his head down, bags laid at his feet. Not in. Not out.”
“What’s wrong?” I asked. And then, just like that, life as I knew it was officially over. “It’s true,” he said. “I sent the picture.”