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Anthony Weiner: Carlos Danger Name Based on Private Joke

"It was a joke in my personal life between me and one person," he said

Friday, Aug 2, 2013  |  Updated 8:08 AM EDT
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New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner says he chose the name Carlos Danger as his online sexting persona because it was a private joke with a personal acquaintance.

"It was a joke in my personal life between me and one person," he told Univision in an interview Thursday.

Weiner didn't identify the person, but then added that he wasn't going to comment on anything "that that person has chosen to release." 

Sydney Leathers, the woman who came forward last month with details of their sexting affair, has released emails, lewd photos, messages and other details about their online affair that began a year after he resigned from Congress.

Weiner has vowed he is not quitting the mayoral race, and has struggled to steer the conversation in the campaign away from his online activities. 

But he did not definitively close the book when asked by Univision on Thursday whether his sex scandal "has finally finished, is it over?"

"Well this has been behind me for some time. Many of the things that people read in the newspapers happened a year ago," he said. "So, look, I can't say that nothing from my past will ever come back to haunt me. I hope it doesn't."

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