Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has admitted to an extramarital affair and been accused of blackmailing his lover.
The 43-year-old Republican, elected in 2016, met the lady when she reduce his hair, based on a recording acquired by KMOV the lady’s ex-husband.
The husband, additionally not recognized within the native report, stated that the recording was made after one of many first sexual encounters in 2015.
It featured the lady telling how Greitens didn’t need to meet her for espresso, however invited her to his home and at one level blindfolded her and taped her fingers to an train equipment after providing to show her “how one can do an ideal pull up.”
“He stepped again, I noticed a flash by way of the blindfold and he stated: “you are by no means going to say my title, in any other case there will likely be footage of me in all places,” she stated.
Greitens allegedly later stated that he deleted the image, although the ex-husband, who stated he had been contacted by regulation enforcement, advised KMOV that the longer term governor, who declared his candidacy on the finish of the yr, was nonetheless in her life as their marriage disintegrated.
The governor stated in an announcement that being untrue in his marriage was a “deeply private mistake” and thanked “God’s mercy” for serving to his spouse Sheena forgive him.
“We now have a loving marriage and an superior household; something past that’s between us and God. I would like the media and people who want to peddle gossip to keep away from me and my youngsters,? Sheena Greitens.
A lawyer for the governor, nevertheless, advised the station that broke the report that it “contained a number of false allegations” and mustn’t want the involvement of regulation enforcement.
“There was no blackmail and that declare is fake. This private matter has been addressed by the Governor and Mrs. Greitens privately years in the past when it occurred. The outrageous claims of improper conduct relating to these nearly three-year-ago occasions are false.”