An Anthony Weiner spokeswoman apologized Tuesday night for a tirade in which she called a former intern for the New York City mayoral candidate a “slutbag,” “c*nt,” and a “fu*king twat.”
Barbara Morgan, the spokeswoman, said that she thought her conversation with a Talking Points Memo reporter was “off the record” and apologized to ex-intern Olivia Nuzzi. The profanity-laced rant was inspired by an unflattering article Nuzzi had written about Weiner and her in the New York Daily News.
“In a moment of frustration, I used inappropriate language in what I thought was an off the record conversation,” Morgan said in a statement to Business Insider. “It was wrong and I am very sorry, which is what I said tonight when I called and emailed Olivia to apologize.”
In the Daily News article, Nuzzi wrote about how Weiner’s staff only worked for him to get close to Hillary Clinton confidante Huma Abedin, thus putting them in prime position to join a Clinton 2016 presidential campaign team. Nuzzi also detailed how Weiner had mistakenly referred to her as “Monica” and that Weiner had lied about the timeline of his sexting escapades.
“Fu*king slutbag. Nice fucking glamour shot on the cover of the Daily News. Man, see if you ever get a job in this town again,” Morgan told Talking Points Memo in response to the article.
“And then like she had the fucking balls to like trash me in the paper,” she continued. “You know what? Fu*k you, you little c*nt. I’m not joking, I am going to sue her.”