Was John Weaver's wife aware of his sexual overtures? Lincoln Project co-founder says he loves her though he's gay
John Weaver, the Lincoln Project’s co-founder, is in the news for "allegedly" leading a secret life, according to multiple reports. While Weaver did garner attention for his contributions to The Lincoln Project, the latest bit of news is that he was accused of sending unwanted, sexual messages to men online. The US Sun reported that 21 men have been the recipients of such messages and one of them started receiving them when he was 14.
This invariably shifts the spotlight on Weaver's personal life, starting with his wife, Angela Hession, with whom he shares two children after marrying her in 2007. Hession was the former aide of Rudolph Giuliani of New York, another Republican presidential candidate.
Jonathan Poletti in his Medium column wrote: "When working for McCain in 2007, he married his second wife, Angela Hession, a former Rudy Giuliani aide. Looking at photos of her, she might not be surprised if read as lesbian."
Meanwhile, Weaver has shed light on the allegations and admitted to his fault. “To the men I made uncomfortable through my messages that I viewed as consensual mutual conversations at the time: I am truly sorry. They were inappropriate and it was because of my failings that this discomfort was brought on you,” he said. "The truth is that I’m gay. And that I have a wife and two kids who I love. My inability to reconcile those two truths has led to this agonizing place."
The Lincoln Project issued a statement slamming Weaver as a "predator" and a "liar" among other things. "John Weaver led a secret life that was built on a foundation of deception at every level. He is a predator, a liar, and an abuser. We extend our deepest sympathies to those who were targeted by his deplorable and predatory behavior,” the statement read.
"We are disgusted and outraged that someone in a position of power and trust would use it for these means. The totality of these deceptions is beyond anything any of us could have imagined and we are absolutely shocked and sickened by it.
"Like so many, we have been betrayed and deceived by John Weaver. We are grateful beyond words that at no time was John Weaver in the physical presence of any of the members of The Lincoln Project," it added.
It is unclear if Hession was aware that her husband was gay. Much of his personal life has been under wraps.