Cable exclusive: Sydney Leathers talks Anthony Weiner scandal on 'Hannity'

This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," August 13, 2013. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, HOST: Disgraced congressman turned New York City mayoral candidate, Anthony Weiner, found himself in hot water yet again last month when more lewd pictures and texts sent by him surfaced on the internet. My next guest was one of the women who received those messages. Joining me now to discuss her online relationship with Anthony Weiner, the one and only Sydney Leathers. How are you? Good to see you.

SYDNEY LEATHERS, WEINER'S FORMER TEXTING PARTNER: It's nice to finally meet you. I feel like we're old pals from our radio interview.

HANNITY: She was on my radio show. People said that I was going to be mean to you and you thought I was going to be mean, why did you think that?

LEATHERS: Well, I kind of thought that you might attack me because we obviously have some political differences, but I will say, on the other hand, it's not surprising that you're nice to me because I'm taking down a Democrat. If I were going after a Republican, I think it would be a little different.

HANNITY: You know, actually, I want good honest people in government that aren't phonies.

LEATHERS: You do? So you don't like Senator David Vitter. You don't have a problem with him and his prostitutes?

HANNITY: I do, and I think it's a fair point that you make.

LEATHERS: Thank you.

HANNITY: But I really want --- I think there's a better group of people that we can elect and we don't elect them.

LEATHERS: It's true.

HANNITY: Let me -- let's start with Weiner. How did all this happen? How did this begin?

LEATHERS: In 2011, I messaged him on Facebook chastising him for his behavior with the first scandal. He did not respond for about nine months. When he did, he poked me on Facebook.

HANNITY: Explain poking for those that may not know, us old folks?

LEATHERS: Basically, poking is kind of a way to get someone's attention, kind of a flirty type of thing.

HANNITY: Right. But you had chastised him?

LEATHERS: I did. He also knew that I was a fan of his. It was like a double edged sword there.

HANNITY: All right, so walk us through. Then what happens from there?

LEATHERS: Then nine months later, he said he was sorry he let me down. He poked me, said he was sorry he let me down, added me as a friend then started to compliment me on my appearance, on my political views, my writing, I mean, just anything you can think of.

HANNITY: Laying it on thick.

LEATHERS: Oh, yeah.

HANNITY: How quickly did that evolve into what we know what it evolved into?

LEATHERS: Within days.

HANNITY: Really?


HANNITY: What are you thinking -- you were what, 23 years old?

LEATHERS: I was 22 at the time.

HANNITY: What are you thinking when he starts the flirty stuff?

LEATHERS: In a way, I was shocked, but I was also flattered because like I said, I have this man on a pedestal, even after the first silly scandal, so yes, I was flattered.

HANNITY: You're not -- you're 22 at the time, you're an adult, a young adult and you -- you went along with this?



LEATHERS: I think the thrill of the situation was part of it, I was intrigued. I wanted to know why he was talking to me. I just was interested.

HANNITY: And you know he's married?

LEATHERS: I did know he's married, yes.

HANNITY: He's 40, 50 years old?

LEATHERS: Yes, he's 48 now.

HANNITY: OK, did you find -- you would have phone sex with him. How often would he call you?

LEATHERS: The most he ever called me was about five times in a day, which is a lot.

HANNITY: Phone sex?


HANNITY: He's 48 years old, married. What are you thinking?

LEATHERS: I mean, obviously, he's maybe not getting the attention he needs at home.

HANNITY: Did he ever talk about that?

LEATHERS: Not really, it just was very obvious.

HANNITY: Did you find it creepy, like he's a creepy old man?

LEATHERS: Yes, he actually described himself to me as an argumentative, perpetually horny middle-aged man in the beginning and that was very true.

HANNITY: What did you learn from this whole experience?

LEATHERS: Well, I deleted my Facebook, that's a start. Obviously -- don't meet your heroes. That's a big thing, because you realize how human they are, they have flaws, they're definitely not who you think they are.

HANNITY: How bad do you feel? First of all, he was winning at the time this came out. And now he's down to about 10 percent, are you happy about that?

LEATHERS: I am happy about that because he was only winning because he was lying. That's the problem there.

HANNITY: Did he talk about his relationship with his wife?

LEATHERS: Very little. He talked about his cats more than he talked about his wife or child.

HANNITY: You know, I'm really afraid to ask this question. I'm going to ask it anyway. Apparently he disliked me the most out of --


HANNITY: I'm actually proud of that on the other side.

LEATHERS: He said you were the worst.

HANNITY: And you at the time, you told me, you agreed with him.

LEATHERS: I didn't say you were the worst. I actually was expecting him to say a colleague in the House. I was thinking of Michele Bachmann or some nut that I don't like, but he said you, so, yes.

HANNITY: You're now -- you're going to a gentleman's club in New York tonight?

LEATHERS: Right, but let's be clear, I'm hosting. I'm not stripping or doing anything like that.

HANNITY: And then you did these pictures? This guy wants you to do pornographic movies. Why would you do that with your life? Why is that door even open for you?

LEATHERS: I think because I'm open with my sexuality. I don't think there's a problem with women being open about their sexuality. You know, it turns into slut shaming the second a woman is open and honest about her sexuality, but men get away with bad behavior all the time.

HANNITY: Ask me if I would prefer my son or daughter be a doctor or lawyer or professional or do that.

LEATHERS: I'm not your son or daughter.

HANNITY: No, you're not, that's true.

Have you talked to your parents, are they OK with that?

LEATHERS: My dad is greatest guy in the world, he loves me unconditionally. I would assume you love your children unconditionally.

HANNITY: I do, but sometimes I disagree with some of their decisions. Does he agree with this?

LEATHERS: I think whatever I decide to do, I'm an adult and he's going to love me no matter what and stand by me. He's a great man. I'm very lucky.

HANNITY: Do you feel bad about his wife, what she's gone through?

LEATHERS: That's the part that gets me the most, honesty. Yes, I do feel badly for her. But on the other hand, she obviously enables him and stands by this behavior repeatedly, so it's hard. You know, you feel bad, but then again, she sticks by him, so --

HANNITY: So in that sense, she knows what's going on.

LEATHERS: It's confusing in that way.

HANNITY: Do you think he's capable of changing or is it impossible?

LEATHERS: Don't you think he would have changed when he got help the first time?

HANNITY: Good point.

Stay right there. We're going to come back. I want to play a couple things that Mr. Weiner said. We'll have more with Sydney Leathers right after the break as "Hannity" continues.


HANNITY: Welcome back to "Hannity." We continue with Sydney Leathers. You said something in the break. I said to you, what will you think about, if you do this pornography movie at 50. And you said?

LEATHERS: I said, I might not live that long.

HANNITY: You said you don't want to live that long.

LEATHERS: I did say that.


LEATHERS: I did say that. I wasn't denying it.

HANNITY: You want to live to 50, right?

LEATHERS: I don't know. I don't know, really?

HANNITY: Really, 40?

LEATHERS: Maybe. We'll see. It depends. We'll do some Botox.

HANNITY: Don't go near that stuff either.

Anthony Weiner was asked about his wife if she's still involved in the campaign. Let me get your reaction to this.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Is Huma still working on the campaign?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do you know what her role in Hillary's 2016 campaign will be?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What will it be?

WEINER: I'm not telling you.


HANNITY: Did he talk about Hillary at all?

LEATHERS: No, he didn't talk about Hillary at all with me. But that doesn't really surprise me, and I think a lot of the time we were speaking, Huma was probably with Hillary, so.

HANNITY: There was a moment when he drops the f-bomb when talking about New York City bike lanes. I want to get your reaction about this.


WEINER: I once made a joke to Mike Bloomberg and it was in the height of the controversy about the bike lanes. I said the first thing I was going to do as mayor is hold a press conference tearing out your -- this is the Internet, right? -- tearing out your (INAUDIBLE) bike lanes. And, it was a joke.


HANNITY: Is there this side of these politicians, in this case, Weiner, everyone would be shocked to know?

LEATHERS: Yes, and oddly enough, I kind of enjoy that side of him.

HANNITY: All right, have fun at the Gentleman's Club tonight.

LEATHERS: I will. You have fun on Fox News.

HANNITY: I will. Thank you for coming.

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