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Top Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Announces Separation From Anthony Weiner

anthony-weiner-huma-abedin-9.12.11Top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin announced Monday that she was separating from her husband Anthony Weiner after his latest sexting scandal.

“After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband,” Abedin wrote in a press release. “Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy.”

The couple’s separation comes after Abedin stood by Weiner during his last two sexting controversies. In his most recent online dalliance, the former Democratic congressman and mayoral candidate apparently took a picture of his arousal while sitting in bed with their young son.

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