Anthony Weiner is paying actors and interns to pose as campaign supporters, according to New York-based news sources.
The New York Daily News released an exclusive report on Tuesday alleging that New York mayoral race candidate Anthony Weiner is paying people to act as his supporters in his campaign videos and meetings.
The report pointed out a couple of people from one of Weiner’s campaign ads who identified themselves as “regular” New Yorkers but didn’t mention that they were also working for the candidate as his interns.
“Some of the gung-ho Weiner crowds, including at the Aug. 11 Dominican Day Parade in Manhattan, were really actors who were paid $15 an hour by the California firm Crowds on Demand.”
Weiner responded to the allegations in the following tweet:
Ah, source of fake NYPost story becomes clearer. Staff just spoke to company that pulled hoax. Let's see if they retract.— Anthony Weiner (@anthonyweiner) August 28, 2013
Anthony Weiner has been under severe criticism and media scrutiny ever since he admitted to the ‘sexting scandal’ in July. Just last week, he sparked outrage over a statement about New York’s economy when he referred to ‘restaurant jobs’ as ‘poor people’ jobs.’