Anthony Weiner Dropped From Third Gig Amid Sexting Fallout

‘Weiner Wednesday’ will be placed on ‘hiatus’

Anthony Weiner / AP
• September 1, 2016 3:27 pm


Anthony Weiner has been dropped from another media job in the wake of his latest sexting scandal.

Weiner’s weekly segment on the Fernand Amandi Radio Show called "Weiner Wednesday" will be placed on "hiatus" until the disgraced former Democratic congressman receives mental health treatment, the show announced Wednesday, according to Buzzfeed.

"I think it is clear Anthony Weiner has a problem beyond a normal peccadillo or vice. This is clearly an issue that needs and requires psychological treatment and medical attention and professionalism," Amandi said.

"[We] hope that Anthony Weiner gets the help that he clearly needs, given this situation continues to happen," he continued.

The New York Post exposed Sunday night that Weiner had sexted vulgar photos of himself while his toddler son was lying next to him in bed. Hours later, his estranged wife and top Hillary Clinton aide, Huma Abedin, announced the two were separating.

The New York Daily News announced the same day it was dropping Weiner as a contributing columnist. Television channel NY1 also placed the former congressman on "indefinite leave" from the station.

The Administration of Child Services launched a probe into Weiner’s treatment of his child this week after the New York Post published screenshots of the lewd conversations between Weiner and an unidentified West Coast woman.

In one exchange, the woman asked if the former congressman was talking to anyone else through his Twitter account and subsequently warned him "to be careful."

"There’s no loyalty in social media," she said, according to messages published by the Post.

Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 in the wake of a separate sexting scandal and ended his 2013 New York City mayoral bid after reports of similar behavior surfaced.