Manhattan City Council candidate caught with dominatrix in leaked video

It’s a late-breaking case of electoral bondage.

Zack Weiner, 26, a City Council candidate running in Manhattan, has found his campaign tied up after video of him enjoying a sadomasochism session found its way onto Twitter.

“My magnificent domme friend played with Upper West Side city council candidate Zack Weiner and I’m the only one who has the footage,” reads a tweet from the anonymous account which posted the video last week.

The footage — flagged to The Post by Weiner’s own campaign manager — shows a gagged Weiner, unable to speak, subjecting himself to various abuses by a leather-bound woman who pours wax on him and clips his nipples with clothespins.

The footage was filmed at Parthenon studio in Midtown — which is known for its high-quality BDSM dungeons.

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Zack Weiner doesn’t know the footage was accessed, but admitted it was him in the video.
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In a call with The Post, Weiner confirmed it was him in the video and said the footage was made about 18 months ago with a former girlfriend he met during a Halloween party in 2019.

“I didn’t want anyone to see that, but here we are. I am not ashamed of the private video circulating of me on Twitter. This was a recreational activity that I did with my friend at the time, for fun. Like many young people, I have grown into a world where some of our most private moments have been documented online.” Weiner said in a statement.

“I am a proud BDSMer. I like BDSM activity,” Weiner told The Post. He refused to name the woman in the video and said he had no idea how on earth the footage surfaced.

“It’s definitely a violation of trust,” he added.

 Zack Weiner
The footage of Zack Weiner was filmed at Parthenon studio in Midtown — which is known for its high-quality BDSM dungeons.
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Campaign manager Joe Gallagher told The Post they had reported the account to Twitter and it had been briefly taken offline, but that it was later reinstated.

“Twitter is pretty loose about this stuff,” Gallagher said.

The timing of the video suddenly puts the spotlight on Weiner, who has mostly been a nonentity in the race for the Upper West Side’s 6th District, during early primary voting.

His campaign has raised barely more than $10,000 — the lion’s share of which has come from Weiner and Gallagher.

His campaign website lists no endorsements, and he faces powerful establishment opponents like Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer.

Council candidate Zack Weiner
Zack Weiner’s campaign had struggled to raise money even before the campaign was leaked.
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Weiner has a professional background in film production and is the co-founder of Stag Pictures, an independent film production company. Zack’s father, Eric Weiner, is a co-creator of the popular children’s television show “Dora The Explorer.”

“The creative process taught Zack about generating novel ideas,” the candidate writes on his website.

Metro | New York Post

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