Since professional sugar baby Sydney Leathers, 23, revealed that she was partaking in sexually explicit conversations with a well-known NYC mayoral candidate, 48-year-old Anthony Weiner, his political career has taken a serious hit—his support in the democratic race is sinking, and fast.
Meanwhile, Leathers is milking this scandal for all its worth—she’s found fame and has made tons of money since the story first surfaced. Leathers has already stripped down to star in her own solo porn flick. The sugar baby has also just signed a six-figure deal to be the face of an app that promotes casual dating and hookups via texting. According to the deal, Leathers is required to keep an active profile on their site and has to “sext” with members—something she knows about all too well, considering that’s what her relationship with Weiner consisted of.
The famous sugar baby has been pretty open about the scandal with Weiner, having already talked to several big media outlets, and she has no plans to stop talking anytime soon. But, contrary to what it looks like, Leathers maintains that she’s not taking advantage of the scandal for her own gains—she’s simply taking what comes her way. “If I really wanted fame or attention, I probably wouldn’t have tried to remain anonymous (for as long as I did). I probably would’ve came out sooner with everything,” said Leathers in another recent interview, adding that she would’ve asked for money in return for the photos and transcripts if money is what she was in this for. “Once my face was out there, it was like, ‘You might as well capitalize on it while you can.’ Because what am I going to do? Hide in a cave and pretend I don’t exist for the rest of my life?”
The sugar baby claims that the only reason she went public with her scandalous relationship with Weiner was because she was bitter about how he was portraying himself in the media—she wanted to out him for lying to the public and to his wife, who has been standing by him throughout the scandal, although she was noticeably absent at the most recent political debate, where Weiner sort of addressed the scandal. “I said from the beginning of this campaign that there were things in my personal background that I was embarrassed by, things I worked out with my wife in the privacy of our own home, but were unfortunately being played out in front of the whole country,” he said in his opening statements. “I have nothing but regret for those things, and I am deeply sorry for them.”
What do you think: Do you believe that Sydney Leathers didn’t come forward with the scandal for fame or money?
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