Woman Who Was Sent Briefs Shot From Anthony Weiner’s Twitter Account Speaks Out

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Nicole Cordova.
Nicole Cordova. Photo: Courtesy of Nicole Cordova

Gennette Nicole Cordova, the recipient of one now-infamous shot of a penis in boxer briefs, has spoken out about the incident. In case you missed it: The photo was tweeted @ Cordova from Representative Anthony Weiner's Twitter account; Weiner said his account was hacked; and Cordova, a 21-year-old journalism student in Seattle, deleted her Twitter account. Here's what she has to say about the ordeal, in a Daily News piece that, at least, is a major get for a J-school student:


Friday evening I logged onto Twitter to find that I had a dozen new mentions in less than an hour. When I checked one of the posts I had been tagged in I saw that it was a picture that had supposedly been tweeted to me by Congressman Anthony Weiner. The account that these tweets were sent from was familiar to me; this person had harassed me many times after the Congressman followed me on Twitter a month ago. Since I had dealt with this person and his cohorts before I assumed that the tweet and the picture were their latest attempts at defaming the Congressman and harassing his supporters.


I began taking steps to remove as much personal information from the Internet as possible. Not because I "was exposed as Weiner's mistress." I removed my information because I do not enjoy being harassed or being the reason that my loved ones are targets of harassment. I have never met Congressman Weiner, though I am a fan. I tweeted once that "I wonder what my boyfriend @RepWeiner is up to." I am not his girlfriend. Nor am I the wife, girlfriend or mistress of Barack Obama, Ray Allen or Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the fact that I have made similar assertions about them via Twitter."

In any case, she's pretty upset: "The last 36 hours have been the most confusing, anxiety-ridden hours of my life," she writes. "My life has been seriously impacted by speculation and faulty allegations. This is the reality of sharing information online in the 21st century." It sounds like she has a lot to say about politics and the Internet, and no matter what happens from here, even almost being part of a political scandal could be enough for a book deal. We smell a memoir. Dick Picked: The Gennette Nicole Cordova Story.

Statement from Gennette Cordova, student who was sent lewd Twitter photo from Rep. Weiner's account [NYDN]
Earlier: Anthony Weiner Says He Was #Hacked, After Briefs Shot Tweeted From His Account