Rep. Anthony Weiner told porn star Ginger Lee to lie -- report

weiner-facebook.jpgAnd the hits just keep on coming for Rep. Anthony Weiner, the New York Democrat who on Monday (June 6) admitted to having had "inappropriate" online relationships with several women and sending at least one of them lewd photos via Twitter.

On Tuesday, porn star Ginger Lee stepped forward to add her alleged part in the sordid, still unfolding, tale.

Lee says that she was one of the women Weiner turned to for a little online companionship, telling TMZ.com that she and the Congressman exchanged sexually explicit e-mails. But, she claims, when the photo scandal started breaking Weiner instructed her to lie and deny the relationship.

On June 1, Weiner (who apparently missed the whole Congressional handbook chapter about not sending incriminating e-mails and texts) allegedly sent Lee this message:

"The key is to have a short, thought out statement that tackles the top line questions and then refer people back to it.  Have a couple of iterations of: 'This is silly.  Like so many others, I follow Rep. Weiner on Twitter.  I don't know him and have never met him. He briefly followed me and sent me a dm saying thank you for the follow.  That's it.'"

Then on June 2 as the situation continued to heat up, Weiner messaged, "Do you need to talk to a professional PR type person to give u advice?  I can have someone on my team call. [Yeah, my team is doing great. Ugh]."

He then sent Lee a prepared statement she could give to the press:

"I have nothing to do with the situation involving Rep Weiner.  I follow his twitter feed.  And for a brief time he followed me.  Much has been made of the fact that I have posted about my admiration for Rep Weiner and his politics.  All I can say about that is that I'm a fan of his.  Rep. Weiner sent me one short direct message thanking me for following him.  I have never met Rep. Weiner and he has never sent me anything innappopriate (sic)..."

What do you think -- should Rep. Weiner resign his Congressional seat?

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