Huma Abedin, one of the top election strategists in the US, has finally decided to seek divorce from her disgraced husband Anthony Weiner. The former congressman who has been embroiled in one controversy after the other has pleaded guilty in sexting to an underage girl.
The man, who had been called workaholic from politicians to journalists till the sex scandals exploded, wept while pleading guilty in the packed courtroom.
The two reportedly separated in August last year when new wave of accusations and sex scandals started coming out of the closet one after the other. As soon as Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty and it became apparent that he will spend around two and half years in prison, Huma Abedin filed for divorce.
The former congressman reportedly pleaded guilty earlier today on the charge of sending obscene material to a minor. “I am guilty your honour,’’ Weiner said in a New York court, tearing up as he struggled to read a prepared statement, according to reports. “I knew this was as morally wrong as it was unlawful.” The charge is punishable with a maximum jail sentence of up to 10 years, but under the plea deal prosecutors are expect to seek between 24 and 27 months.
Huma Abedin is a respectable name among pollsters in United States. The two separated last year when a15 year old girl came forward and said that her husband had sent explicit photos to her. The New York federal judge accepted Weiner’s admission to sending sexually explcit texts to a minor across state lines, and Weiner agreed to not appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison. He also must register as a sex offender.
In the meantime there are reasons to believe that she is expected to get the custody of their child. Divorce lawyer Michael Stutman was quoted by NYDailyNews as saying, “She certainly has a leg up now on any custody battle…If Huma were my client, based upon what I have read, my advice to her would be she needs to be careful and able to demonstrate that she has acted reasonably to protect her child…You don’t leave him alone with the kid when you’re out of town. You have a nanny. You have Grandmom and Grandpa come over.”