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June 8th, 2011
07:36 PM ET

Explicit photo is latest twist in Weiner scandal

(CNN) - A photo that conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart claims shows the naked genitals of Rep. Anthony Weiner made its way to the Internet on Wednesday.

Breitbart, appearing on the "Opie and Anthony" show on the Sirius XM radio network, showed the picture on his cell phone during the interview, according to Breitbart and the show's hosts.

A television camera recorded the image of the cell phone with the picture on its screen, and that image was then sent out on Twitter by the show host known as Opie, whose real name is Gregg Hughes.

According to Breitbart, he got the photo from a woman who communicated with Weiner online. The woman told Breitbart that Weiner sent her the photo.

On Monday, Breitbart told reporters he had an "X-rated" photo that had been sent to a woman by Weiner. Breitbart said then he wasn't going to release it publicly for now.

When asked by a reporter later Monday if he could deny Breitbart's claim that an X-rated photo existed, Weiner said: "No, I cannot."

Both Breitbart and the "Opie and Anthony" hosts said Wednesday that the public release of the photo occurred without Breitbart's knowledge.

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  1. JSClayton

    viewed X-rated photo...Defintely has a problem...recommend Tx stat...Who does he think he is? He's not a president, he is currently a congressman who can be easily replaced or his district eliminated...On the joking side, maybe he could get a job with a phar. company for erectile dysfunction Rx; showing this photo...I'm just not sure he would say it was before Tx or after Tx?

    June 8, 2011 at 9:27 pm |