The scale of his sexting means that the images which have emerged - one of him in bed in a state of arousal with his son beside him - hardly qualify as even the tip of the iceberg.
It says his 'self-destructive compulsion' was driven by mental illness, including a 'mixed personality disorder' that was recently diagnosed by a therapist. It says their relationship started when Weiner was stuck at home in New York during a record blizzard and claims that she pestered him to Skype.
'Anthony might once have been a punch line, but he is now — to many in this country — something far worse, as a result of Secretary Clinton's loss.''While Anthony is responsible for many shameful things in his life, neither he nor his wife should have been asked to bear such blame, for a matter entirely unrelated to this case and the conduct precipitating it.'Weiner says he has been in a serious treatment program for sex addiction and is working hard to stop his destructive behavior.
The memo also quoted several of his therapists who said he appears to be working hard on treatment and does not seem likely to reoffend.
Abedin, who filed for divorce last May, is now asking the court to go easy on Weiner in order to reduce the impact on their five-year-old son, Joshua.