If you were wondering how to get seduced by Anthony Weiner, some insight: Send him a message on Facebook complaining about him. Hard to deny that he's a capable politician.
Not long after Mr. Weiner resigned from Congress, the 22-year-old woman reached out to express her disappointment in him.
Mr. Weiner responded and, within a week, their exchanges veered from politics to sex, with the pair trading dozens of explicit photographs, said Nik Richie, the editor of The Dirty, the blog that first documented the exchanges.
The Times notes that this is how it happened before, too: "In rapid and reckless fashion, he sought to transform informal conversations with female fans into graphically sexually exchanges."
Tuesday evening, BuzzFeed identified the young woman involved in the incident. Online, she used the name "Sydney Leathers," although it's unclear if that is her actual name. Pseudonyms are not uncommon in online communication, as Carlos Danger can attest. According to a Change.org profile with that name, Leathers lived in Princeton, Indiana. The Daily Mail reports that she blogged for a progressive website in that state — perhaps prompting Weiner's offer that he could help get her on a Politico panel on that subject.