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Weiner

Told Porn Star to Lie,

Offered PR Help

6/7/2011 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Congressman Anthony Weiner instructed one of his Internet women how to lie about their relationship ... and even offered PR help from his team, which could create major legal issues for him ... TMZ has learned.

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Weiner and former porn star Ginger Lee exchanged scores of sexual emails over a long period of time.  When the underwear scandal broke on May 28, Lee began receiving calls from the media, and Weiner was more than happy to help her control the situation ... by lying.

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On June 2, Weiner emailed Lee, "Do you need to talk to a professional PR type person to give u advice?  I can have someone on my team call. [Yeah, my team is doing great. Ugh]."

It's unclear if Weiner's PR team is from his Congressional staff.  If so, Weiner could run afoul of House Ethics Rules as well as the law.

Weiner put on a full court press, urging Lee to lie about their relationship.  On June 1, he emailed her:  "The key is to have a short, thought out statement that tackles the top line questions and then refer people back to it.  Have a couple of iterations of: 'This is silly.  Like so many others, I follow Rep. Weiner on Twitter.  I don't know him and have never met him. He briefly followed me and sent me a dm saying thank you for the follow.  That's it.'" 

Weiner suggested a nice touch -- some good ol' Southern charm: "And then maybe insert some y'alls in there."

On June 2, Weiner sent Lee a proposed statement she could give to the press:  "I have nothing to do with the situation involving Rep Weiner.  I follow his twitter feed.  And for a brief time he followed me.  Much has been made of the fact that I have posted about my admiration for Rep Weiner and his politics.  All I can say about that is that I'm a fan of his.  Rep. Weiner sent me one short direct message thanking me for following him.  I have never met Rep. Weiner and he has never sent me anything innappopriate (sic) ..." 

Weiner then asked Lee directly, "How's it [the proposed statement] feel?"

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Elle0375 Elle0375

Oh, yay, another 'I'm a proud whore' story. Ladies, being a whore is not something to be proud of!! You are at the bottom of the female barrel.

OooooNooo OooooNooo

Is it not interesting that Weiner the Cheater -- married Hillary Clinton's Chief of Staff? Was she attracted to a cheater because her old boss is married to a serial cheater?

Kelly Kelly

I am not sure what all the fuss is about. So what he sent pics of himself to some chick. How many people do that on a daily basis, married or not? I think what is sad is that these women told on him. He was just flirting and having fun. Get over it.

richard mcenroe richard mcenroe

"Y'alls?" No "You betcha's?" Weiner really doesn't understand this country.

georgeins6 georgeins6

This little weene Wiener proves what I have suspected all along, If you are compleatly stupid you have a leg up when it comes to the democrat party.

And thats the truth And thats the truth

Well Mr. Weiner if you get booted out of your job, there is always porn in your future.


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Elle0375    

Oh, yay, another 'I'm a proud whore' story. Ladies, being a whore is not something to be proud of!! You are at the bottom of the female barrel.

1242 days ago
62.

Lu    

What a dummy. All he had to do was admit it was true initially and it would be done. Even if the other women had come to light, he could have just said, "true," and his career would most likely be intact. But lying - arrogantly - and then using his staff and office for his liaisons? Dumb dumber dumbest. John Edwards, anyone?

1242 days ago
63.

awards    

Is his wife's name really Humma Weiner? Isn't she one of Hilary's red carpet gals? Yikes! What a family!

1242 days ago
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OooooNooo!    

Is it not interesting that Weiner the Cheater -- married Hillary Clinton's Chief of Staff? Was she attracted to a cheater because her old boss is married to a serial cheater?

1242 days ago
65.

writenow    

Great work TMZ. Especially since you missed the boat yesterday...by featuring a picture of Cameron Diaz and Alex asking if they were a pair, while Radaronline was scooping you. Glad to see you're back. You're my favorite so glad you're back on track.

1242 days ago
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Sonya in Tx    

I'm still on team Weiner.

He never met these women, and they are not underaged. Next!

1242 days ago
67.

middleagedcrazy    

@ Lu 13 minutes ago
What a dummy. All he had to do was admit it was true initially and it would be done. Even if the other women had come to light, he could have just said, "true," and his career would most likely be intact. But lying - arrogantly - and then using his staff and office for his liaisons? Dumb dumber dumbest. John Edwards, anyone?
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And let's add old Arnie to the mix as well.

1242 days ago
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Sociopaths are Sad    

Hope his wife leaves him.

Come on Huma - show em' how it's done. Don't be a pathetic doormat and leave his pathetic ass. You can find so much better than this insecure little Wiener.

1242 days ago
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Flower    

Chaps 4 hours ago

That little Weiner took daddy on a long bus ride on the Swarzenneger / Edwards bus of horror.

Ya know what Bill Clinton sez, smoke em if ya got em.


But don't inhale. =)

1242 days ago
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Kelly    

I am not sure what all the fuss is about. So what he sent pics of himself to some chick. How many people do that on a daily basis, married or not? I think what is sad is that these women told on him. He was just flirting and having fun. Get over it.

1242 days ago
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nightgeek    

yes. good idea. Weiner's team have done such a fab job with him I'm sure they'll do the same for GL. And BTW: What kind of scandal does a porn-ho need help with? Isn't that kinda' their "thing""?

1242 days ago
72.

becky    

For those making the statement that because he is a Democrat that he will get away with this. I'm a Democrat and NO he should not. One: if your stupid enough to even do this crap while serving then your not smart enough to be in office. Two: Dem. or Rep. even though it's your own private life if your in office, representing us and our country you need to be held to higher standards and this crap daily is getting old. Step down and move on.

1242 days ago
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DANNY B    

Sure Weiner is a sick slime ball, but now they're coming out of the woodwork looking for they're 15 minutes of fame. Why believe this ho? She ain't exactly Mother theresa

1242 days ago
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Dawn    

Not another porn star like Kardashian, Paris, or Kendra, gonna be a celebrity. Getting ridiculous.

1242 days ago
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real deal    

OK, yesterday I thought he should resign because he is a disgrace to the Congress - which is hard to be these days. He's in Washington playing with his tally-wacker, lying about it and trying to cover it up while millions of Americans are out of work. Is that what Little Congressman Weenie is being paid to do?

However, after reading those emails, I'm now convinced he is just too stupid to be a US Representative. This guy is a total moron.

At least Elliot Spitzer actually got laid - a lot. This idiot is going to lose his job over weenie pics. Dork.

1242 days ago
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