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Huma Abedin reveals children’s services got involved after Anthony Weiner marriage ‘breaking point’

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Former Hillary Clinton advisor Huma Abedin explained in a new interview why she stayed with ex-husband Anthony Weiner for as long as she did, and what ultimately caused her to quit with the former member of Congress.

Abedin, who recently released her memoir “Both / And: A Life in Many Worlds,” spoke to CNN’s “State of the Union” in an interview that aired Sunday and revealed how she put up with the sexting scandals of Weiner until she couldn’t anymore. Weiner sadly resigned from Congress in 2011 after it became publicly known that he sent an obscene image to a woman and he admitted to doing the same with several others.

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Two years later, while running for mayor in New York City, more photos surfaced and he admitted to adopting the same behavior at a press conference – with Abedin by his side.

“I didn’t think it was right for him to go out on his own because I encouraged him to run,” Abedin said. She explained that she and Weiner both worked hard to keep their marriage together after the first scandal and that she didn’t understand why he did what he did.

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin attend a press conference in New York, the United States on July 23, 2013. REUTERS / Eric Thayer / File Photo
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“I thought one hundred percent it was fixable when I encouraged him to run,” said Abedin, admitting the two had gone to therapy to work on their relationship.

Abedin also pointed out how she wanted to do what was best for her son and how she was pregnant with him in 2011 when Weiner first got into trouble.

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“I was going to do whatever I could to make my son grow up in a household with two parents,” she said.

Huma Abedin reveals children’s services got involved after Anthony Weiner marriage ‘breaking point’

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Ultimately, however, it was her son’s well-being that led her to decide to leave Weiner, after seeing an image of Weiner’s crotch that he sent to a woman, along with their son visible in background, sleeping next to Weiner. The New York Post published the image in August 2016, while Abedin was working on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

“It was my breaking point,” Abedin said.

Until then, despite the issues, she felt they were “kind of in the same boat”, noting that “we were both shunned from certain events in the company” and she didn’t know who she might be. trust.

“For so long,” she said, her attitude about his actions was “why can’t you just stop him?” But seeing the photo was the “last straw”.

Huma Abedin reveals children’s services got involved after Anthony Weiner marriage ‘breaking point’

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Huma Abedin arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute (Met Gala) gala to celebrate the opening of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” in the Manhattan neighborhood of New York, the United States, on May 7, 2018. REUTERS / Eduardo Munoz
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Abedin revealed that the incident prompted children’s services to investigate their family.

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“It was one of the hardest things I had to endure,” she said, recalling that as a parent who worked with Hillary Clinton at the time, she was asked if she could have better judged her family situation if she had been “a more present parent.”

In 2017, Weiner pleaded guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor registered as a sex offender after exchanging sexual material with an underage girl. He served a sentence in federal prison and he and Abedin are divorced and co-parent their son.

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