NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) — A lewd photograph of a crotch sent from the Twitter account of U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is just “a distraction” perpetrated by a hacker, his spokesman said Sunday.

Dave Arnold told The Associated Press in an email that the tweet, directed at a woman, was “a distraction” from the married New York Democrat’s “important work representing his constituents.”

“Anthony’s accounts were obviously hacked,” Arnold said. “He doesn’t know the person named by the hacker, and we will be consulting on what steps to take next.”

1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon has more on the hacked Twitter post.

The photo showed a man’s bulging underpants.

It first was reported Saturday by, a website run by conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart. The site said the photo was tweeted to a Seattle woman.

The woman released the following statement in response to the incident:

“I am a 21-year-old college student from Seattle. I have never met Congressman Weiner, though I am a fan. I go to school in Bellingham where I spend all of my time; I’ve never been to New York or to DC. The point I am trying to make is that, contrary to the impression that I apparently gave from my tweet, I am not his girlfriend.”

The photo was quickly deleted.

1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reports: Indecent Exposure

Weiner later joked about the account hacking on Twitter, asking whether his kitchen blender would be next to “attack” him.

Weiner represents New York’s 9th District, which covers parts of Queens and Brooklyn, where he was born and raised. He failed in a 2005 bid for the Democratic nomination for mayor of the city but still is widely considered a contender for the office.

He has worked on issues including public housing, homeland security and energy for his constituents.

Weinger, 46, is married to Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (13)
  1. Reed says:

    I love how its not “Rep.Weiner (D),”

  2. ChasVoice says:

    Why not get to the bottom of this – – I call for a physical audit of Weiner!!

  3. Steve says:

    Bush’s fault….

  4. Sean says:

    He’ll be re-elected. A democrat in New York…..enough said.

  5. mark says:

    nobody hacked his acct. he side steps every question directed to him. any politician that finds themselves in some hot water is invariably guilty 99% of the time

  6. Rod Anders says:

    New YorK? Seattle? How and why is she a fan of his?

  7. Roramius says:

    Where is the DOJ the FBI? If he really was hacked it is a security breach, He does use the account for political purposes. Twitter has the IP address of all posts. How come Weiner is not demanding the FBI investigate? Where is CBS on investigating?

  8. KeepingITclean says:


  9. Lucius Junius Brutus says:

    What is the problem? This is the sort of stuff bored kids send each other all day, thinking how funny it is. It is hardly “lewd” or indecent” it is mere;y vulgar; common; everyday coarseness. This is the kind of thing people have been scrawling on walls since before the explosion of Vesuvius. Big deal. . .

    1. KThomson says:

      You’re absolutely right, I don’t want a bored kid with poor decision making skills to be a member of Congress.

  10. Gregory says:

    Perhaps it’s best to leave the operation of the electronic gadgets to a staff member and keep any use strickly business. Now day anyone in any country could be hacking into any account.

  11. Rob says:

    He’ll find some way to blame it on Republicans!

    1. joshua says:

      they don call him wiener for nothing it seem

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