A number of media outlets on Thursday identified the woman who received explicit text messages from former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) as he rejected calls to withdraw from the New York City mayoral race.

CNN said a 23-year old Evansville, Indiana native named Sydney Elaine Leathers is the most recent recipient of Weiner’s “sexting.” A male friend of Leathers decided to go public with the information after she backed out of a plan to blackmail Weiner.

Nik Richie, the owner of the gossip website that first published Weiner’s latest round of lewd exchanges, talked publicly for the first time on Wednesday, saying that Weiner and Leathers “spoke daily on the phone.”

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