Comments made to The New York Times by a 21-year-old college student who received the tweet by Rep. Anthony Weiner of him in his underwear appear to contradict the congressman’s claim that his sexually charged online messaging was always consensual.
The student’s name is Gennette Cordova.
According to the article, " ‘I tweeted words of support for him as a politician, and I retweeted his tweets often beginning around early to mid-April,’ Ms. Cordova said, in a series of conversations by phone and e-mail over the past two days. She added that in mid-April, ‘he thanked me for the support’ using a direct message — a private note sent via Twitter — and he then signed up as her follower on Twitter, meaning that he could easily read all of her posts. Ms. Cordova said that after Mr. Weiner began following her, critics of the congressman started sending her harassing messages. She said she then began communicating, always electronically, with the congressman about their shared annoyance with those critics."
Cordova also said, "I have not sent him any suggestive messages," according to the story.
However, The Times notes, "Ms. Cordova provided a portion of her communications with Mr. Weiner to The Times, in which they messaged back and forth about the online detractors and their tactics. But Ms. Cordova would not make all of her interaction with him available for review."