ATHENS, Ga. -- A 34-year-old Athens woman has reluctantly admitted to communicating online with embattled U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York, but says she is sorry the information was leaked to the press, according to a Las Vegas newspaper.
"I really regret that this was sent to you," Traci Nobles told the Las Vegas Sun Wednesday. She said that without her knowledge, her roommate had emailed the newspaper a screen shot of a Facebook conversation Nobles had had with Weiner. "She thought someone should know."
Weiner is in hot water following his admission of sending lewd photos of himself to women using the Internet. He said in a news conference Monday he had maintained online relationships with six women over the past three years, adding that he had never met any of them in person. Nobles is the fifth woman identified in the scandal.
RELATED: Weiner's wife's pregnancy reported as new lewd photo revealed
Nobles, who promotes physical education and health fitness at elementary and middle schools, according to the article, is Facebook friends with Weiner.
In a sliver of a Facebook conversation between the two that was shared with the newspaper and appeared to have occurred in August, the pair exchanged terms of endearment including "sexy" and "sugar," and mentioned possibly meeting up the following day, although, according to the article, it was not clear if the meeting was to be online or in person.
(Atlanta Business Chronicle)