Anthony Weiner just can’t catch a break. After only two months as a consultant for PR firm MWW, that he has been forced out.
Apparently, having a disgraced former Congressman on your staff doesn’t exactly reassure clients.
In an internal memo obtained by the Post, MWW chief Michael Kempner said Weiner “understands that his presence here has created noise and distraction that just isn’t helpful.”
Weiner, who resigned from Congress in 2011 after a sexting scandal, had a somewhat different understanding of the situation. In a Weiner Twitter message to PoliticoNJ, he wrote: “I read the mww statement when they sent it to staff,” “I was either not consulted or ignored on every part of this excellent summer adventure.”
In July, MWW executive Arthur Schwartz resigned after Weiner was added to the payroll as a “consultant.” He declined to comment.
The MWW memo adds that Weiner will “be setting up his own firm to work on this issue and others he cares deeply about.”
” Please join me in wishing Anthony great success in his new venture,” Kempner wrote.
Who wouldn’t want advice from Carlos Danger?
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
Anthony Weiner Is Out of a Job Yet Again