Lisa Weiss told TMZ yesterday, it was innocent when it started -- she just liked Weiner's policies. But it turned sexual and she regrets it, even sending an apology letter to Weiner's wife.
Weiss tells us she got a call from the "big bosses" at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino yesterday afternoon, informing her if she did anymore interviews she'd be fired. The bosses told her she couldn't come to work for a week, until the "media frenzy" died down.
Apparently what pushed the bosses over the line was that reporters swarmed the casino looking for her.
In the letter, obtained by TMZ, blackjack dealer Lisa Weiss tells Huma Abedin she wants to express her "deepest apologies for conversing with your husband Congressman Anthony Weiner."
Weiss adds, "I honestly meant no harm and I hope that you and Anthony can work through this."
Before signing off, Weiss noted, "I still remain a huge supporter!"
So we gotta ask ...
Lisa Weiss called in to TMZ Live today -- claiming she hasn't been able to leave her Las Vegas house in days ... "I feel guilty being a part of it ... It's messing up my life ... I'm humiliated."
Weiss says she still has a lot of respect for Weiner, and doesn't think the scandal should put his job in jeopardy -- but did admit feeling sorry for Weiner's wife.
What's fuzzy about the whole thing ... is why Weiss released all of her steamy, sexual exchanges with Weiner to a reporter. She insists she didn't release the info to hurt the Congressman, claiming she didn't know it would be that big a deal. Yeah, right.
You can watch the full interview by clicking here.
40-year-old Lisa Weiss -- a Nevada blackjack dealer who went back and forth with Weiner on Facebook for more than a year -- tells TMZ she first began messaging him in August, 2010, after hearing an impassioned, microphone-slamming speech he gave on health care.
Weiss sought Weiner out, messaging him, "You are the coolest dem on the planet!" She added, "Keep fighting for the sane people in this country!"