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Weiner addresses lewd exchanges

Published 7:33 PM ET, Tue July 23, 2013
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Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, hold a press conference on Tuesday, July 23, to address explicit online exchanges that were published by a gossip website. John Minchillo/AP
Weiner said some of the exchanges happened after his resignation from the U.S. House in 2011. John Moore/Getty Images
Abedin appeared beside her husband and made brief remarks backing him. "What I want to say is I love him, I have forgiven him, I believe in him, and as I have said from the beginning, we are moving forward," said Abedin. John Moore/Getty Image
"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," Weiner said. ANDREW KELLY/EPA/LANDOV
"I made the decision that it was worth staying in this marriage," Abedin said. "That was a decision I made for me, for our son and for our family." Kathy Willens/AP
The press conference was held after chat messages purporting to be from Weiner were published on the website TheDirty.com. The post cited a "solid" source alleging Weiner engaged in lewd online conversations with her, and the site reproduced lengthy chats that were sexual in nature. ANDREW KELLY/EPA/LANDOV
Abedin added at one point that her husband had made "horrible mistakes, both before he resigned from Congress, and after." John Minchillo/AP
"While some things that have been posted today are true and some are not, there is no question that what I did was wrong," Weiner said. ERIC THAYER/REUTERS/LANDOV
Weiner said he would not be giving up his mayoral bid. "I'm sure many of my opponents would like me to drop out of the race." Kathy Willens/AP