HIDE THE WEINER
Self-exposed pol now demanding privacy in Huma-liating divorce case
ANTHONY WEINER exposed himself to the world — but is fighting to keep his divorce proceedings from Huma Abedin hidden.
The 53-year-old pervy sexter and Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, sat together in court — chatting and occasionally smiling — while their lawyers met with Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz on Wednesday.
The couple want their divorce designated as Anonymous vs. Anonymous — to make the case somewhat more difficult to track.
Why the sudden privacy request from the much-publicized couple? They say it’s for their 5-year-old son, Jordan.
“Because there is a child involved, we’d like to keep these proceedings secret to the extent your honor will allow,” Abedin’s attorney Amy Donehower said.
The judge acknowledged the press in the courtroom.
“I appreciate the parties’ request to keep this quiet as possible. As a practical matter, despite your attempt keep this anonymous, it does not appear to be anonymous,” Katz said.
He told them he would rule on their request at a later date.
“I was glad to hear from them that you are willing to resolve this amicably,” Katz said after meeting with the couples’ attorneys. “I certainly would encourage you to try to work out a plan together with your attorneys’ assistance. It certainly would be better for your son if you could do that. It certainly would save you a lot of stress.
“Hopefully the financials can be worked out,” he added, without going into detail.
Weiner, wearing a light gray blazer, purple tie and dark blue pants, poured his estranged wife a cup of water during the proceedings. She sported gray high heels, a black pencil skirt and fitted black jacket.
Abedin, 41, made no comment to reporters. Weiner, asked if he was feeling OK, replied, “Thank you, yes. Bless you guys.”
The couple left court together in a black Toyota SUV.
The disgraced former Democratic congressman and erstwhile “Carlos Danger” pleaded guilty on May 19 to transmitting obscene material to a minor.
Abedin filed for divorce from her cybercheating hubby the same day he copped to his sick exchanges with a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina.
One such message from Weiner, then using the handle “T Dog,” included a shirtless photo that showed his young son lying beside him in bed.
Weiner faces 21 to 27 months in prison at his Sept. 25 sentencing. He will spend the rest of his life as a registered sex offender.
Experts say this will create an uphill battle if Weiner moves to share custody of his son after his release.
The one-time mayoral hopeful’s sext addiction played a critical role in the 2016 presidential election. FBI agents discovered emails from Clinton on Weiner’s confiscated laptop while probing his perverse conversations with the underage girl.
Then-FBI Director James Comey publicly revealed the discovery — which prompted investigators to reopen an inquiry into Clinton’s private email server — just days before the election.
In Clinton’s new book about her failed campaign, she writes that Abedin appeared “stricken” upon learning that Comey’s move was inspired by the investigation into her husband.
“This man will be the death of me!” Abedin said while “bursting into tears,” Clinton wrote.
The couple would have celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary on July 10.
Disgraced pol Anthony Weiner and soon-to-be ex-wife Huma Abedin in court Wednesday as they asked for divorce proceedings to be sealed so their son will be protected.
Anthony goes from “T-Dog” sexter to hangdog mope staring at Huma Abedin during Manhattan divorce court appearance Wednesday.