Huma Abedin Files for Divorce from Anthony Weiner
Huma Abedin filed for divorce Friday from disgraced perv hubby Anthony Weiner — the same day he pleaded guilty to sexting with a minor.
Abedin brought an “Anonymous vs. Anonymous” action in Manhattan Supreme Court, asking for the court to seal the case.
The filing is uncontested, meaning she is not expecting a fight over custody of the couple’s only child, 5-year-old son Jordan, or their assets.
Given Weiner’s guilty plea — and soon-to-be status as a sex offender — it appears that Abedin holds all the cards, specifically when it comes to their son, experts said.
“She could run to family court and file a petition [attempting to limit his access] immediately,” noted lawyer Israel Fried, who specializes in repping sex offenders.
“She could also seek an order of protection,” Fried said.
Divorce lawyer Michael Stutman, who repped former New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton in his divorce from Ariane Raymondo, agreed, saying, “She certainly has a leg up now on any custody battle.”
If Abedin wants to put the screws to Weiner, she could probably limit his access to Jordan to chaperoned-only visitation, Stutman said.
“If Huma were my client, based upon what I have read, my advice to her would be she needs to be careful and able to demonstrate that she has acted reasonably to protect her child,” Stutman said. “You don’t leave him alone with the kid when you’re out of town. You have a nanny. You have Grandmom and Grandpa come over.”
Abedin had filed for separation in August 2016 — in the middle of the presidential campaign — after it was disclosed that Weiner included pictures of their then-4-year-old son in one of his sex-charged messages.
But the couple was still together earlier this year. Sources told The Post in March that Abedin was giving the marriage another try.
Additional reporting by Kaja Whitehouse and Laura Italiano
SOURCE: Julia Marsh
New York Post