Anthony Weiner Aide Calls Former Intern a "Slutbag" in Crazy Rant

Anthony Weiner Aide Calls Former Intern a "Slutbag" in Crazy Rant

Anthony Weiner's attempt to run for mayor of NYC post-sexting scandal just keeps getting better and better. The newest development doesn't come in the form of a new sexting partner, however—instead, it's Weiner's top campaign aide, communications director Barbara Morgan, making the headlines this time. Specifically, for calling a former campaign intern a "fucking slutbag" and a "cunt," amongst other things. Yikes.

The comments were made during an interview with Talking Points Memo's Hunter Walker yesterday. Walker reached out to the Weiner campaign to get a comment about their former intern Olivia Nuzzi's New York Daily News article which criticizes the campaign and claims that interns were inexperienced and often just trying to impress Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, for her connection to Hillary Clinton (Abedin works as Clinton's chief of staff).

Walker got in touch with Morgan, and the following went down:

“I’m dealing with like stupid fucking interns who make it on to the cover of the Daily News even though they signed NDAs and/or they proceeded to trash me,” Morgan told TPM, referring to a non-disclosure agreement. “And by the way, I tried to fire her, but she begged to come back and I gave her a second chance.”

Morgan went on to suggest Nuzzi would be unable to get a job in New York City’s political scene as a result of her actions.

“Fucking slutbag. Nice fucking glamour shot on the cover of the Daily News. Man, see if you ever get a job in this town again,” said Morgan.

According to Morgan, Nuzzi stopped interning for the campaign “like four weeks ago.” Nuzzi’s story on NSFWCORP described her as having spent “four weeks” as a Weiner intern. When asked whether the claims in Nuzzi’s stories were true, Morgan suggested many of them were “bullshit.”

“It’s all bullshit,” she said. “I mean, it’s such bullshit. She could fucking — fucking twat.”

But wait, that's not all! Morgan went on to claim that Nuzzi was a terrible intern for the campaign, and allege that she often didn't show up for work:

“She sucked. She like wasn’t good at setting up events. She was clearly there because she wanted to be seen. Like it was, like, terrible and I had to like - she would like, she would just not show up for work,” said Morgan. “For the four weeks she worked there — she didn’t work weekends, so twenty days total. Of those twenty days, she missed probably five because she would just like not show up and not tell me she wasn’t going to be there. So, yeah, so there’s that.”

Morgan also expressed disbelief that Nuzzi criticized her credentials.

“And then like she had the fucking balls to like trash me in the paper. And be like, ‘His communications director was last the press secretary of the Department of Education in New Jersey,” Morgan said. “You know what? Fuck you, you little cunt. I’m not joking, I am going to sue her.”

Oh boy. About 45 minutes after the story went live on TPM, New York Observer reporter Jill Colvin tweeted a new, much less profanity-ridden statement from Morgan:

Rule #1 of journalism: You are not off the record unless you explicitly state that you are now speaking off the record. Everything else is fair game. 

An hour later, Morgan released the following official statement apologizing for her comments:

In a moment of frustration, I used inappropriate language in what I thought was an off the record conversation. It was wrong and I am very sorry, which is what I said tonight when I called and emailed Olivia to apologize.

In spite of all of this, Anthony Weiner is still running for mayor of NYC. This is going to be an interesting campaign.

[via Gawker]

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