Syndey Leathers, who has been revealed as Anthony Weiner's sexting partner, has finally decided to speak out in the wake of the politician's latest sex scandal.
In an interview with Inside Edition, the 23-year-old was brought to tears as she addressed her relationship with the New York City mayoral candidate, which became public after photos appeared on the site, The Dirty.
"I cared about him a lot, he was very important to me," she said. She also added that she loved Weiner and he had told her in the past that he loved her.
She had a few choice words for the politician, saying, "Stop lying, stop embarrassing [your] wife, and get help."
And while on the subject of his wife, Huma Abedin, Leathers had a more remorseful outlook.
"I am extremely sorry for my part in the hurt and pain that she's obviously feeling right now," she said.
Like many, Leathers tuned into Wednesday's press conference where Weiner publicly addressed and apologized for his additional indiscretions.
"It literally disgusts me. It makes me feel physically ill," she said of his statements to the press. "I've barely been able to eat since all of this happened. I feel sick about it. I'm disgusted by him. He's not who I thought he was."
It looks like Weiner himself may have warned Leathers about the kind of person he is, however.
She claimed that he once described himself as "an argumentative, perpetually horny middle-aged man."
When asked how she feels in the aftermath of the controversy, the Chicago-native appeared to be filled with regret.
"I feel embarrassed," she explained. "I wish I could go back and change it, but I know that I can't so I just have to live with it. It's embarrassing but it was how I felt at the time, and how he felt at the time."