Porn Actress: Weiner Asked Me to Lie about Talks

June 15, 2011 - 1:13 PM

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FILE - In this June 11, 2011 file photo, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., carries his laundry to a laundromat near his home in the Queens borough of New York, Saturday, June 11, 2011. Weiner admitted last week that he had Tweeted sexually charged messages and photos to at least six women and lied about it. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A former porn actress says New York Rep. Anthony Weiner asked her to lie about their online communications.

Ginger Lee spoke at a news conference Wednesday in Manhattan with celebrity attorney Gloria Allred.

Lee says that she did not initiate sexual talk with Weiner, but that he talked about himself in a suggestive way. Lee says that she did not talk about sex online with Weiner.

She says that on June 2, Weiner called her and told her to avoid the media.

Weiner acknowledged last week that he had sent lewd photos and texts to women after a photo of his crotch was posted on Twitter. In an interview two weeks ago, he acknowledged that he had exchanged messages with Lee but didn't elaborate.

Weiner has taken leave from the House and is said to be seeking treatment. President Barack Obama and House Democratic leaders have pressed him to resign.