Anthony Weiner's new online mistress has been identified as 23-year-old Sydney Leathers, and her mother is no fan of the New York City mayoral candidate.
"I have nothing to say except God help New York if he gets to be mayor. You can print that," Laura Leathers told the New York Daily News at her home in Allendale, Ill.
Her daughter reached out to the embattled Democrat on Facebook soon after he resigned from Congress in June 2011, and the two started an online sexual relationship that lasted until at least January of this year.
A former friend of Miss Leathers' told the Daily News that Sydney told her last summer she was texting Mr. Weiner.
"I go, 'Really? THE Anthony Weiner, Mr. Penis Guy?" the 26-year-old woman recalled asking. "I said, 'Doesn't he have a wife?' She said, 'Oh yeah.' She just kind of brushed it off like it was nothing."
"She knew exactly what she was doing when she put herself into that," the woman added.
Several former high school classmates told the Daily News they weren't surprised to see Miss Leathers in the news.
"Her main goal is to become famous," said one, who asked not to be named.
Another said, "She will take any opportunity to make the attention hers," the Daily News reported.
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