‘Page Six’: Bloomberg Campaign Knew About Weiner’s Kinky Ways

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) announces his resignation June 16, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The resignation comes ten days after the congressman admitted to sending lewd photos of himself on Twitter to multiple women. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Photo: Mario Tama/2011 Getty Images

It's been speculated that the Bloomberg campaign threatened to reveal Anthony Weiner's flirty ways as a way to get him to jump out of the mayoral race in 2009, and now "Page Six" says it has proof. According to the gossip column, Bloomberg's former political mastermind Kevin Sheekey has been going around boasting that he used his knowledge of Weiner's "kinky ways" to persuade him to exit the race. Sheekey has reportedly been telling people he's been onto Weiner since he was a City Council member. A spokesman for Sheekey denies the claim, but one can't forget the suspiciously well-timed stories about Weiner and a bunch of young foreign models that hit the Post within weeks of his withdrawal from the race.

Early warning [Page Six/NYP]