Missouri administrator admits affair, denies blackmail

NEW YORK — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens campaigned as an alien and a family man.

“I am a Navy SEAL and we take passed aim at politics as usual,” he pronounced in one campaign ad. “Most importantly, we am a unapproachable husband and father.”

First-time claimant Greitens, a Democrat who used to be Republican, appealed to a cross-section of electorate with his smarts and brawn.

Now, just a year after being sworn in, the governor finds himself under siege.

Audio recordings from Mar of 2015 obtained by CBS St. Louis associate KMOV-TV, which CBS News has not exclusively verified, seem to show an unnamed lady — allegedly the governor’s beautician — revelation a consensual passionate confront with the administrator to her then-husband.

“He said, ‘I’ll make you feel better. I’ll make you feel good. Come downstairs. we wish to show you how to do a correct pull-up.’ And we knew he was being passionate and we still let him,” she says in the recording. “And he used some arrange of tape, we don’t what it was, and taped my hands to these rings and then put a blindfold on me.”

She continued: “He stepped back. we saw a peep by the blindfold and he said, ‘You’re never going to discuss my name, differently there will be pictures of me everywhere.'”

That purported extort threat, she said, frightened her.

The lady pronounced she “was just numb. we just stood there and didn’t [expletive] know.”

St. Louis prosecutor Kimberly Gardner pronounced Thursday she is rising an review into the incident.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens

In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens delivers the annual State of the State residence to a corner event of the House and Senate in Jefferson City, Mo.

While acknowledging the affair, Greitens denies all other accusations, demanding he be shown proof.

“We have not been supposing the fasten or the twin and know about the resources about how or because it was made,” Greitens’ attorney, Jim Bennett, pronounced in a statement. “The Governor is very assured he will be privileged in any investigation. This is a three-year-old personal matter that presents no matters of open or authorised interest. The contribution will infer that fully. As we schooled today, these fake allegations are being modernized by domestic adversaries.”

In a apart statement, first lady Sheena Greitens — who has apparently forgiven her husband — also weighed in.

“We have a amatory matrimony and an overwhelming family; anything over that is between us and God,” she said. “I wish the media and those who wish to peddle report to stay divided from me and my children.”

As for the lady on the tape, the former hairdresser, she has not commented publicly. And according to KMOV-TV, she was not wakeful at the time that her ex-husband was recording her confession.

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