On the same day that Anthony Weiner’s wife announced that the couple is separating amid a new sexting scandal for the New York politician, Showtime announced plans for “Weiner.” The AP reports that the documentary takes “a painful, unrestricted look” at the lives of Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin.
“The film, to air Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. EDT, follows the former congressman as he runs for New York City mayor in 2013, two years after he quit Congress when it was revealed he was sending women sexually explicit messages on social media,” the AP reports. “His mayoral campaign collapsed after reports surfaced that he had continued to sext women. In round 3, the New York Post published photos late Sunday that it said the Democrat had sent last year to a woman, including bare-chested shots and images of Weiner lying on a bed with his toddler while texting the woman, according to the Post.”
Abedin announced the couple’s separation Monday, as we reported previously.