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Weiner, Abedin appear before NYC judge handling divorce case

NEW YORK (AP) – Former congressman Anthony Weiner and his estranged wife, Huma Abedin, have appeared before a New York City judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case.

The couple sat together in the courtroom Wednesday and left in the same car.

Their lawyers asked for parts of the case to be sealed because it involves visitation for their young child.

Anthony Weiner, right, and Huma Abedin appear in court in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The couple asked a New York City judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case. (Jefferson Siegel/The Daily News via AP, Pool)

Attempts to keep the proceedings quiet haven’t worked so far. The judge allowed a news photographer in the courtroom.

Abedin was a top aide to Democrat Hillary Clinton. She split with Weiner after he repeatedly sent sexually explicit material to other women.

Weiner is to be sentenced later this month for sending obscene material to a 15-year-old girl.

The FBI investigation of that case became a factor in the presidential election.

Anthony Weiner, right, and Huma Abedin appear in court in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The couple asked a New York City judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case. (Jefferson Siegel/The Daily News via AP, Pool)

Anthony Weiner, right, and Huma Abedin appear in court in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The couple asked a New York City judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case. (Jefferson Siegel/The Daily News via AP, Pool)

Anthony Weiner, right, and Huma Abedin appear in court in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The couple asked a New York City judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case. (Jefferson Siegel/The Daily News via AP, Pool)

Anthony Weiner, right, and Huma Abedin appear in court in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The couple asked a New York City judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case. (Jefferson Siegel/The Daily News via AP, Pool)

Anthony Weiner, right, and Huma Abedin appear in court in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The couple asked a New York City judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case. (Jefferson Siegel/The Daily News via AP, Pool)

Anthony Weiner, right, and Huma Abedin appear in court in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The couple asked a New York City judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case. (Jefferson Siegel/The Daily News via AP, Pool)

Anthony Weiner, right, and Huma Abedin appear in court in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The couple asked a New York City judge for privacy in their divorce case. (Jefferson Siegel/The Daily News via AP, Pool)

Anthony Weiner, right, and Huma Abedin appear in court in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The couple asked a New York City judge for privacy in their divorce case. (Jefferson Siegel/The Daily News via AP, Pool)

Anthony Weiner, center, and Huma Abedin, left, prepare to leave the courtroom in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The couple asked a New York City judge for privacy in their divorce case. (Jefferson Siegel/The Daily News via AP, Pool)

Anthony Weiner, center, and Huma Abedin, left, prepare to leave the courtroom in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The couple asked a New York City judge for privacy in their divorce case. (Jefferson Siegel/The Daily News via AP, Pool)

Former congressman Anthony Weiner , right, and his estranged wife, Huma Abedin leave court after appearing before a judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in New York.  Abedin was a top aide to Democrat Hillary Clinton and split with Weiner after he repeatedly sent sexually explicit material to other women. Weiner is to be sentenced later this month for sending obscene material to a 15-year-old girl. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Former congressman Anthony Weiner , right, and his estranged wife, Huma Abedin leave court after appearing before a judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in New York. Abedin was a top aide to Democrat Hillary Clinton and split with Weiner after he repeatedly sent sexually explicit material to other women. Weiner is to be sentenced later this month for sending obscene material to a 15-year-old girl. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Former congressman Anthony Weiner, right, and his estranged wife, Huma Abedin, left, leave court, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in New York. Weiner and Abedin, have appeared before a New York City judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case. Their lawyers asked for parts of the case to be sealed because it involves visitation for their young child. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Former congressman Anthony Weiner, right, and his estranged wife, Huma Abedin, left, leave court, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in New York. Weiner and Abedin, have appeared before a New York City judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case. Their lawyers asked for parts of the case to be sealed because it involves visitation for their young child. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Anthony Weiner, right, and Huma Abedin appear in court in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The couple asked a New York City judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case. (Jefferson Siegel/The Daily News via AP, Pool)

Anthony Weiner, right, and Huma Abedin appear in court in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The couple asked a New York City judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case. (Jefferson Siegel/The Daily News via AP, Pool)

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, right, and his estranged wife Huma Abedin leave court, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in New York. The couple appeared before a New York City judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, right, and his estranged wife Huma Abedin leave court, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in New York. The couple appeared before a New York City judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Former congressman Anthony Weiner, center, and his estranged wife, Huma Abedin, left, leave court, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in New York. Weiner and Abedin, have appeared before a New York City judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case. Their lawyers asked for parts of the case to be sealed because it involves visitation for their young child. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Former congressman Anthony Weiner, center, and his estranged wife, Huma Abedin, left, leave court, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in New York. Weiner and Abedin, have appeared before a New York City judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case. Their lawyers asked for parts of the case to be sealed because it involves visitation for their young child. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Former congressman Anthony Weiner and his estranged wife, Huma Abedin leave court after appearing before a judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in New York.  Abedin was a top aide to Democrat Hillary Clinton. She split with Weiner after he repeatedly sent sexually explicit material to other women. Weiner is to be sentenced later this month for sending obscene material to a 15-year-old girl. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Former congressman Anthony Weiner and his estranged wife, Huma Abedin leave court after appearing before a judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in New York. Abedin was a top aide to Democrat Hillary Clinton. She split with Weiner after he repeatedly sent sexually explicit material to other women. Weiner is to be sentenced later this month for sending obscene material to a 15-year-old girl. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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