Traci Nobles – Lisa Weiss, Ginger Lee, and Megan Broussard were all too eager to provide the details, whether through photos or Facebook-strains of their online affairs with Weiner; and Gennette Cordova, the 21-year-old from Washington who received the tweet that touched off this whole scandal had no choice. But if it were up to Traci Nobles of Athens, Ga., her contact with Weiner would have stayed a secret.
“I really regret that this was sent to you,” Nobles told the Las Vegas Sun, after confirming that an unnamed roommate went into her Facebook account, which had been inadvertently left open, and emailed the Sun a screen shot of a private conversation between Weiner and Nobles that appears to date from August. “She thought someone should know,” Nobles said. Nobles, who will be 35 this month, works in physical education and health fitness promotion for elementary and middle schools and is a self-proclaimed liberal on Facebook.
Despite her reticence to reveal her private contact with Weiner, she’s not been shy about sharing her affection for the congressman publicly in the past. She’s posted suggestive messages on his public campaign site several times, requesting right after the midterm elections to sit in Weiner’s lap, with an accompanying phallic joke, and encouraging him on more than one occasion to conduct his official business — especially if it would be broadcast on television — in the buff. Nobles is the fifth woman revealed to have been carrying on online contact with Weiner, who said in a news conference Monday that he had maintained such relationships with six women over the past three years, adding that he had never met any of them in the flesh.
Lisa Weiss – It took only a few hours after Weiner confessed all for Lisa Weiss, a former Las Vegas blackjack dealer, to come forward. At least five of Weiss and Weiner’s cybersex sessions have been made public, with lots of juicy tidbits such as Weiner telling Weiss he had a “crazy dirty” dream about her. Although those comments were made on Facebook chat, Weiss said she and Weiner also had conversations over the phone—Weiner’s government phone, that is. Weiss, who says she was once a Democratic campaign worker, said she contacted Weiner to tell him she wouldn’t come forward as the scandal began, but he didn’t call her back, leading her to conclude that “Anthony is a bad man … and a liar.” Despite this, Weiss said she is a loyal Democrat and she still thinks he is a “wonderful Congressman and I hope this doesn’t hurt his career.”
Ginger Lee – Although porn star Ginger Lee’s alleged relationship with Weiner appears to involve only sexting, it could the one that gets him in the most trouble—with the law. When Lee began receiving requests by the media, she contacted Weiner, who emailed her that he could “have someone on my team” call her with some “professional PR advice.” On June 2, Weiner then allegedly proposed that Lee give this statement 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] …” The problem? Who is this professional PR team Weiner is talking about—his government employees? If he was using tax dollars to quiet a porn star virtual mistress, that could create a bit (more) of a mess for Weiner.
Gennette Cordova – Weinergate started with Gennette Cordova. Weiner tagged a photo of an underwear-restrained bulging penis —presumably his—publicly to the 21-year-old Seattle college student on a Saturday night. Weiner’s relationship with Cordova is still unclear, as he erased the message immediately and commented “FB hacked”—while Cordova immediately deleted her Twitter account. She released a statement Sunday night saying “the account that these tweets were sent from was familiar to me; this person had harassed me many times after the congressman followed me on Twitter a month or so ago … Annoyed, I responded with something along the lines of ‘are you f—ing kidding me?‘” Cordova said she blocked this person’s account, made her page private and “let the matter drop,” but she admitted later that she had “grossly underestimated the severity of the situation that I had somehow become a part of.” Even though Cordova has kept a low profile, there are some people who might not be surprised about her involvement in Weinergate: namely, her high-school classmates. Cordova was voted in 2007 by her fellow graduates as the “most likely to be involved in a tabloid scandal.”
Meagan Broussard – Meagan Broussard may be the only woman in Weiner’s cache of online paramours to have seen his full package. The 26-year-old single mother from Texas allegedly gave the money shot to Andrew Breitbart, who says he won’t publish the pic. She also leaked to Breitbart the shirtless photo that forced Weiner to come clean to the public. Broussard wrote on Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com website that her virtual tryst with the congressman began on Facebook, when she “liked” a video of Weiner “addressing a gathering of construction workers in Washington, D.C.” Their relationship quickly escalated into an “everyday correspondence,” and the two exchanged dozens of erotic photos, emails, and Facebook messages over the course of a month. Broussard sent Weiner some saucy self-shots, but told Fox News she presumed he was having similar interactions with other women.
Huma Abedin – Anthony Weiner’s 34-year-old pregnant wife, Huma Abedin, has to deal with her husband’s public shame, after the media had a field day with the NY Representative’s lewd underwear photo that was sent to an attractive female college student. And now the recently released full nude penis pictures Weiner has sent to at least one woman on-line.
Huma married Weiner just over a year ago and is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s trusted right-hand woman, serving as her aide since 1996 when she began as an intern when Mrs. Clinton was First Lady in 1996. Former President Clinton even referred to Abedin as his “second daughter.” Abedin, born in Michigan and raised in Saudi Arabia, was named TIME magazine’s “40 Under 40″ rising stars of American politics last fall and was featured in a 2007 issue of Vogue magazine. She is the daughter of an Indian scholar father and Pakistani academic mother. The high-profile beauty is considered to be quite the catch, with Weiner once joking that she was almost too good to be true.
Remaining poised and not showing signs of embarrassment or anger over her husband’s public scandal, a State Insider told the NY Post, “She has been doing her job like nothing [has happened]. It has nothing to do with her job. This is her personal life.”
This isn’t the first time Huma has seen a sex scandal unfold before her. She worked at the White House during the Monica Lewinsky debacle in the late ’90s. The State insider added, “She [Abedin] has the benefit of seeing [the Clinton administration]. She knows how absurd things can get.”