Huma Abedin Files for Divorce From Anthony Weiner

Anthony Weiner and wife Huma Abedin / AP

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Top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has formally filed for divorce from Anthony Weiner.

Abedin brought an Anonymous vs. Anonymous action in the Manhattan Supreme Court on Friday, the New York Post reports. She has asked for the court to seal the case.

The filing is uncontested, which means that she does not expect a fight from Weiner over any of their joint assets or custody of their son, Jordan Zain Weiner. They married in 2010.

The filing comes just as Weiner pled guilty on Friday to one charge of sexting with a fifteen-year-old girl.

"I have a sickness but I do not have an excuse," a tearful former Democratic congressman told the court. Abedin did not appear alongside him in court.

Weiner could face up to ten years in prison, though he is more likely to face between 21 and 27 months. Weiner will register as a sex offender and forfeit his iPhone as part of the deal.

Abedin separated from Weiner in August as his illicit sexting came to light. Weiner had asked Abedin to stay with him following a 35-day stay in sex addiction rehab.

Weiner began representing New York's 9th district in Congress in 1999 and resigned in 2011 after revelations of him exchanging lewd online messages with several women. His 2013 bid for New York City mayor then collapsed after further sexting by him came to light.

Charles Fain Lehman

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Charles Fain Lehman is a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon. Originally hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, he graduated from Yale in 2016. Before coming to the Free Beacon, Charles spent the 2016 election cycle as a House Research Analyst with America Rising.

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