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Anthony Weiner’s staff nicknamed Sydney Leathers ‘pineapple’

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Monday, January 25, 2016, 8:26 AM

The woman who helped derail Anthony Weiner’s mayoral bid in 2013 was nicknamed “pineapple” by his staffers, a new documentary reveals.

The documentary “Weiner” — which premiered Sunday at Sundance Film Festival — also shows Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin processing the weight of his second scandal.

Filmmakers Elyse Steinberg and Josh Kriegman, Weiner’s former chief of staff, were given full access to Weiner and Abedin, a close advisor of Hillary Clinton.

Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin are the subjects of a new documentary, “Weiner.”Evan Agostini/Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin are the subjects of a new documentary, “Weiner.”

ANTHONY WEINER DOCUMENTARY NIXES SCENES OF CLINTON TEAM TELLING WIFE TO LEAVE HUSBAND

The film was supposed to show a political comeback. Weiner had stepped down as a U.S. representative in 2011, after he tweeted a picture of his penis to a woman in Seattle.

But Weiner’s mayoral opportunities were also squashed by scandal, after he was forced to admit that he sexted with Sydney Leathers, code-name “pineapple,” who later became an adult actress.

Weiner had sexted Leathers using the pseudonym “Carlos Danger.”

The movie follows Weiner and Abedin throughout the scandal-scarred mayoral run, including the moments after the sexting scandal first emerged — and when Weiner’s wife spoke at a press conference, showing support for her husband.

Leathers later tried to confront Weiner at his concession speech, forcing the shamed politician to run through a midtown McDonald’s to avoid her. It’s unclear what the “pineapple” code-name refers to.

Leathers, contacted Monday, said it was “hilarious” that the situation is the focus of a documentary.

“Looking forward to both laughing & being mortified by my behavior,” she wrote.

Early cuts of the movie featured Clinton’s team urging Abedin to cut ties with her scandal-plagued husband, according to a report by the Hollywood Reporter. But the directors have denied those accusations, stating that no footage was removed due to pressure from the Clinton camp.

The premiere was held at a theater inside the Park City Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center in Park City. A question-and-answer session followed the movie’s premiere.

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Sydney Leathers crashed Anthony Weiner’s election night party in September 2013.

Further viewings of “Weiner” are scheduled through Saturday. The documentary will be released in theaters in May, and will later air on Showtime.

With

dgood@nydailynews.com

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