Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens came out overhanging against reports Thursday that he slapped and blackmailed a lady he had an extramarital event with.
The 43-year-old Republican, a self-billed family values man, certified that he met his mistress when she cut his hair in 2015.
Greitens pronounced he intent in a months-long passionate attribute with the unclear hairdresser, and a recording published by a St. Louis TV station on Thursday suggests that the administrator threatened to divulge bare photos of the lady if she ever spoke about their affair.
Later Thursday, Talking Points Memo reported that Greitens once slapped the lady after she told him that she had sex with her husband.
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The intolerable claims stirred Democrats and activists to call on Grietens to step down.
“The allegations of passionate exploitation and extort against Governor Greitens are deeply disturbing and disgusting,” Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of women’s advocacy organisation UltraViolet, pronounced in a statement. “Sexual exploitation and extort are crimes — plain and elementary … Greitens should renounce immediately.”
But the governor, who was inaugurated in 2016, vowed Thursday afternoon that he’s going nowhere given the allegations of extort and assault against him are “completely false.”
The weird secret recording that set off an avalanche of outrage against Greitens featured the administrator mouth-watering his mistress to his home. Once she got there, Greitens presumably blindfolded her and taped her hands to an practice apparatus after charity to learn her “how to do a ideal pull-up.”
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Then, Greitens apparently took a photo of the woman.
“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,’” the lady told KMOV, which first reported the recording.
Greitens allegedly after pronounced he deleted the picture, yet the woman’s ex-husband claimed the future administrator remained in her life as their matrimony disintegrated.
The governor, who has been married given 2011, pronounced in a matter that being dishonest in his matrimony was a “deeply personal mistake.”
He thanked “God’s mercy” for assisting his wife, Sheena, pardon him after he finished the affair.
“We have a amatory matrimony and an overwhelming family; anything over that is between us and God. we wish the media and those who wish to peddle report to stay divided from me and my children,” Sheena Greitens pronounced in a apart message.
A counsel for the administrator told the hire that pennyless the report that it “contained mixed fake allegations” and threatened authorised action.
“There was no extort and that explain is false,” the counsel said. “This personal matter has been addressed by the Governor and Mrs. Greitens secretly years ago when it happened. The vast claims of crude control per these almost three-year-ago events are false.”
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