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Rep. Weiner admits to tweeting obscene photo

By Joseph Neese - email

NEW YORK (RNN) - Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY, has admitted to a history of sending inappropriate messages and images to females he met on the internet across the last three years. While he called his conduct "deeply regrettable," the congressman said he would not leave office for his actions.

"I am not resigning," Weiner said at a press conference Monday afternoon in a Manhattan hotel. "I have made it clear I accept responsibility for this."

Weiner said he was "deeply sorry" and offered apologies across the board to those affected by his photo scandal, which came to light after a photo he said he intended to send as a direct message on Twitter was mistakenly sent as a tweet.

"I've not been honest with myself, my family, my constituents and the media," Weiner said.

"To be clear, the picture was of me, and I sent it."

Weiner said that the woman he sent the tweet to was an innocent victim of the stunt.

"This woman … bears absolutely no responsibility," he said.

New photos of what appears to be a shirtless Weiner broke Monday morning on the websites BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com.

Weiner also said he would not be breaking up with his wife over his internet conduct, which he said she has advanced knowledge of.

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