(NEW YORK) — New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner acknowledged Tuesday that he sent previously undisclosed messages and inappropriate photos to a woman who wants to remain anonymous.
The acknowledgment comes after new allegations Monday on gossip website “The Dirty” that Weiner sent sexually charged messages to women after he left Congress in disgrace.
Weiner did not specify in a statement Tuesday whether the messages were sent before or after he left Congress.
“I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out, and today they have,” Weiner said in the statement. “As I have said in the past, these things that I did were wrong and hurtful to my wife and caused us to go through challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from Congress.”
“While some things that have been posted today are true and some are not, there is no question that what I did was wrong,” he continued. “This behavior is behind me. I’ve apologized to Huma and am grateful that she has worked through these issues with me and for her forgiveness.”
The racier messages were allegedly posted under the pseudonym Dangr33 on social media sites Formspring and Facebook in 2012, according to “The Dirty.” Weiner, 48, resigned from Congress in 2011 after he admitted to sending sexual photos of himself to women on Twitter.
In one post, Weiner appears to be communicating with a woman through his Facebook page, which includes a photo of his wife, Huma Abedin, and their young son Jordan as his avatar.
The authenticity of all the allegations in “The Dirty” account could not be independently verified by ABC News.
Nik Richie, the author of the “The Dirty” story, wrote in an email to ABC News through another employee who goes by the name “Scooby Sunday,” “I’m just doing my job.”
The Weiner campaign has not yet responded to requests for clarification.
Last week, a Quinnipiac University poll showed Weiner as the front-runner in the mayoral race, leading City Council Speaker Christine Quinn 25 to 22 percent.
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