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Celebrity Pseudonyms

Anthony Weiner

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner used a pseudonym of his own, the mysterious name Carlos Danger, to exchange lewd messages with an unnamed 22-year-old woman after he was forced to resign from Congress in 2011 for a similar “sexting” scandal.

Weiner admitted that the messages from Carlos Danger were indeed him. He released a statement to New York Magazine: "I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out, and today they have. As I have said in the past, these things that I did were wrong and hurtful to my wife and caused us to go through challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from Congress. While some things that have been posted today are true and some are not, there is no question that what I did was wrong. This behavior is behind me. I've apologized to Huma and am grateful that she has worked through these issues with me and for her forgiveness. I want to again say that I am very sorry to anyone who was on the receiving end of these messages and the disruption that this has caused. As my wife and I have said, we are focused on moving forward." —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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