Convicted perv Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, have chosen to settle their divorce out of court for the sake of their six-year-old son. Hillary Clinton's top aide and the serial sexter — who is currently serving a 21-month sentence — came the same day their case was scheduled to be heard by the Manhattan Supreme Court.
"In order to ensure the proceedings have a minimal impact on their child, the parties have decided to finalize their divorce swiftly and privately," Huma's attorney Charles Miller said in a statement.
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Huma filed for divorce in May and listed the case as "contested," indicating there was a dispute between her and her husband. However, the couple could re-file their paperwork as "uncontested," meaning they would not have to appear in court.
Susan Karten, a divorce attorney not involved in the case, said an uncontested divorce would allow the former couple to keep details private. "The issue of child custody, I assume, may still be on the table. But they may be working the details out privately so that when they file this, it will be sanitized," she said.
Last year, the 53-year-old pleaded guilty to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor after communicating with a 15-year-old girl from January to March of 2016. "I was a very sick man for a very long time," he said before the sentencing, referring to the communication he had with the teen via Snapchat and Skype, during which her undressed body was on display and she was asked to perform sexually for the disgraced politician. "I was the adult… If I had done the right thing, I would not be standing here before you today."