There's no hiding the Weiner divorce.
A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has ruled that Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner will not be granted a special measure of anonymity.
Justice Michael Katz's decision is under seal, like the rest of the paperwork in Abedin's divorce from her pervy serial sexting ex.
But Lucian Chalfen, a spokesman for the Office of Court Administration, confirmed Tuesday that the divorce case would not be listed as "Anonymous v. Anonymous."
Weiner, 53, and Abedin, 41, had sought the special caption due to concerns about how publicity surrounding their divorce would impact their 5-year-old son.
"Because there is a child involved, we'd like to keep these proceedings secret to the extent your honor will allow," Abedin's attorney Amy Donehower said during a hearing last week.
An anonymous caption makes a case more difficult to track.
During the recent hearing, Katz noted that Abedin and Weiner's efforts at anonymity had failed, given the presence of reporters in the courtroom.
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"I appreciate the parties' request to keep this quiet as possible. As a practical matter, despite your attempt keep this anonymous, it does not appear to be anonymous," he said.
The brief proceeding featured a rare public appearance of both Weiner and Abedin, who smiled and chatted while their lawyers met with the judge.
Katz chose not to exercise his authority to release decisions in matrimonial cases, though the legal debate over the caption revolved around issues of transparency.
Weiner, the disgraced former congressman and onetime City Hall hopeful, is to be sentenced next week for sexting with a 15-year-old girl.
Weiner attorney Margaret Donohoe declined to comment. Calls to Abedin's attorney were not returned.
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