Anthony Weiner campaign press secretary Barbara Morgan's week just went from bad to worse after explicit comments she made about a former intern were published Tuesday by Talking Points Memo. But who is the woman behind the "slutbag" comment?
As spokeswoman of the troubled New York City mayoral campaign, Morgan has kept a low profile, and a largely positive one, giving pizza to reporters and photographers in June who were camped outside Weiner's apartment building.
"These are for you. I know it's hard to be out there," she told reporters, according to the New York Times.
Prior to working for Weiner, Morgan was a spokesperson for the New York City Department of Education and the New Jersey Department of Education.
Since returning to the Big Apple to serve as Weiner's communications director, her tenure had been largely without controversy, despite the constant controversy surrounding her boss. Weiner told Politicker in May that Morgan was "a rock star."
But Morgan's comments about ex-Weiner intern Olivia Nuzzi have put the spokeswoman in the same glaring spotlight. She told TPM Nuzzi was a "slutbag" and other derogatory names after Nuzzi wrote an article for the Daily News that was unflattering for the Weiner campaign. Nuzzi claimed interns were underpaid and that people working for Weiner were just trying to get closer to his wife Huma and the Clintons.
Morgan, furious, told her opinions to a TPM reporter, thinking she was off the record.
"You know what? F--k you, you little c--t. I'm not joking, I am going to sue her," she told Hunter Walker, the reporter for TPM.
After the story was published, Morgan apologized with a statement to Business Insider.
"In a moment of frustration, I used inappropriate language in what I thought was an off-the-record conversation," she said. "It was wrong and I am very sorry, which is what I said tonight when I called and emailed Olivia to apologize."
Morgan did not respond to Whispers' request for comment.