Huma Abedin has filed for divorce from Anthony Weiner today, May 19, after he pleaded guilty to sexting a minor, according to a new report. He admitted that their relationship was ‘morally wrong,’ and he’s facing up to 10 years in prison.
Huma Abedin, 40, is finally divorcing her estranged husband Anthony Weiner, 52, following his confession that he texted X-rated messages to a 15-year-old girl, as the New York Post reports. Hillary Clinton‘s trusted aide filed an anonymous versus anonymous action in the Manhattan Supreme Court, according to the outlet, and is asking for the case to be sealed. Furthermore, Huma’s filing is reportedly uncontested, which means that she doesn’t expect Anthony to fight her on their assets or custody.
Anthony appeared in court the morning of May 19, and he was seen crying hysterically as he confessed the crime. “I have a sickness but I do not have an excuse,” he said to federal Judge Loretta Preska. Anthony claimed that the relationship with the North Carolina teenager “who said she was a high school student” began after she got in touch with him online. He started a virtual relationship with her, even though he “knew that was morally wrong.”
Anthony pleaded guilty to a single count of transferring obscene material to a minor, and will have to register as a sex offender, plus forfeit his iPhone, as the outlet reports. He is facing up to 10 years in prison, though prosecutors are apparently pushing for a 21-27 month sentence. Anthony’s sentencing will take place on Sept. 8, during which a judge will decide his ultimate punishment.
As we previously knew, Huma and Anthony separated in August 2016. “After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband,” she said at the time. Now it’s about to be official!
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