Anthony Weiner Joins Advisory Board of Crisis PR Firm

U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., returns to his Forest Hills home after a news conference during which he annouced his intention to resign, Thursday, June 16, 2011, in the Queens borough of New York. Weiner has decided to resign his seat in Congress after a two-week scandal spawned by lewd photos the New York lawmaker took of himself and sent online to numerous women. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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Anthony Weiner, the former Democratic lawmaker scorned by a sexting scandal, has just joined a crisis public relations firm as an advisory board member, according to a POLITICO report.

Weiner will not advise clients, contrary to an initial report in the New York Post. Instead, he will serve on the advisory board of MWW, a New York-based firm with clients such as Netflix and Samsung, according to its website.

“Anthony Weiner’s primary role at MWW will be as a part-time consultant primarily focused on policy and new business development. He will not be serving clients directly, but rather serving as an advisor to our leadership team,” Paul Tencher, the firm’s D.C. managing director, told POLITICO.

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