Weiner Admits Seeing Shrink, Denies 'Sex Addiction' Treatment

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Anthony Weiner

This week, disgraced former New York Congressman and current mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admitted he went to see a therapist in Texas in 2011 at the height of the scandal that lead to his resignation and the vindication of the late Andrew Breitbart. 

He said it was not "rehab" and denied he had been treated for sex addiction. 

“I didn’t go to rehab anywhere,’’ he told the New York Post. “A couple of days I worked with a therapist in Texas I was referred to. Two days, twice, for a total of four days. Or, it might have been three.’’

Before he resigned in 2011--and perhaps in a last-minute public relations stunt to save his Congressional career--Weiner took a two-week leave of absence for what was then thought to be treatment for sex addiction. Other stars--like Tiger Woods--have been treated for "sex addiction" in an effort to rehabilitate their public image in the wake of affairs.

“Congressman Weiner departed this morning to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person,” his spokeswoman at the time, Risa Heller, said on June 11, 2011. “In light of that, he will request a short leave of absence from the House of Representatives so that he can get evaluated and map out a course of treatment to make himself well.”


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