Rep. Anthony Weiner (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

Meagan Broussard, a single mother, said she went public, in part, to protect her 3-year-old daughter.

Broussard appeared on ABC last night to tell her side. Along with her interview, the network broadcast some risque photos of her that she said she exchanged with the Congressman. ABC said it “licensed” the photos from Broussard.

“I have my own life, my own things where I’m from and I just wanted to go ahead with them. I thought I could just be private about it, but there’s no reason for me to hide,” she said. “I didn’t do anything wrong. I don’t know him. I’m just putting my story out there before anyone else tries to.”

Out there it went. Broussard’s sexy photos are everywhere.

Perhaps the publicity could not be avoided. Perhaps the photos would have become public without Broussard’s consent. But the way it stands, another person has been drawn into this sordid story.

Broussard’s daughter is pretty young now to comprehend the images her mother sexted, but as Rep. Weiner has learned, photos have a way of hanging around once they’re put out there.

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