Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner Halt Divorce Proceedings, Plan to Settle in Private

Frederick Owens
January 11, 2018

Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her imprisoned husband Anthony Weiner withdrew their pending divorce case from the Manhattan Supreme Court Wednesday.

Abedin petitioned for separate in May, hours after Weiner conceded to sexting with a minor.

The Daily News report notes that the couple can now re-file their divorce as uncontested. Weiner's lawyer echoed the statement.

"In order to reduce any impact of these proceedings on their child, the parties have made a decision to attempt to reach a settlement swiftly and privately", Abedin's lawyer said.

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Lawyers for both sides did not immediately return requests for comment.

The couple share custody of their six-year-old son.

Once a rising Democratic star, he tried to salvage his political career by running for mayor of NY in 2013 but his campaign ended amid reports of further graphic online messages. In September, Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in jail for illicit online contact with a minor. Then-FBI Director James Comey announced in late October 2016 that he was reopening the investigation of the former Democratic presidential nominee's use of a private computer server after emails between Clinton and Abedin were found on Weiner's computer amid the sexting probe.

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