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US p*rn star says 'sexting' Congressman Weiner asked her to lie about their relationship

June 16, 2011 - New York

American p*rn star Ginger Lee has claimed that disgraced New York Democratic party Congressman Anthony Weiner had asked her to lie about their online relationship.

Addressing a news conference in New York, Lee insisted that Weiner should resign saying that he had asked her during a phone conversation that took place on June 2 to lie when questioned publicly about the contacts.

"I think Anthony Weiner should resign because he lied to the public and the press for more than a week. It might never have turned into this if he had told the truth, but he kept lying," Fox News quoted Lee, as saying.

Lee revealed that once the scandal broke she had turned to Weiner for advice on how to handle it.

"I put out a three-sentence communication that he told me to say. Once it got to a point that he lied on national television, then I knew that anything I said after that would have to be either a lie or an admission. I didn't want to do either," Lee said.

"On June 2, he called me and told me what to say and do and how to deal with the mounting pressure from the press and how to handle it. He told me if neither of us said anything over the weekend the story would calm down and die. I knew that I couldn't lie for him, but I couldn't be the one who kicked him under the bus," she added.

Weiner had last week admitted that he had carried on a series of sleazy sexting sessions with at least six women on the Internet over the past three years.

He said he met the women through social networking sites, but never met them in person.

The Congressman has so far refused to resign despite mounting pressure to do so, including from within his own party.

He is currently on a two-week leave and is said to be considering his options with his wife, Huma Abedin, an aide to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.


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