Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has categorically denied being the man in the photographs released in blogs earlier this week that were purportedly taken from a sex video. "I have already said (I deny it)," he told reporters Saturday after a dialogue session organised by the Anwar Ibrahim Club at One World Hotel. "This is a disgusting political gimmick executed by Umno." He dismissed it as "fitnah" and a "smear campaign" executed for political reasons. When asked if he would take legal action, Anwar said he would let his legal counsel decide. "I don't know yet. I'll let my lawyer handle it." Earlier, it was reported that a political leader is embroiled in yet another alleged sex scandal after pictures of a man resembling him kissing and groping another man appeared on several blogs earlier this week. The photos, which are purportedly taken from a video, were posted on a blog. No other information was uploaded, but it implied that there was more to come on the blog. In the series of 14 photos, which appear to be screen grabs from a black and white video, a man resembling the leader kisses a man dressed in white. They hug each other, and the man resembling the leader gropes his partner. There are photos of the leader shirtless and walking around, in what appears to be a hotel room, in the nude. The photos were posted last Thursday, and quickly picked up by bloggers.