Missouri administrator accused of extort during extramarital affair


Eric Greitens
Gov.
Eric Greitens of Missouri.

Jeff
Roberson/AP


  • Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri has been accused of
    holding a compromising photo of a lady with whom he has
    certified to having an extramarital event before he became
    governor, according to the St. Louis CBS affiliate,
    KMOV.
  • A counsel denied allegations that Greitens dictated to
    extort the woman.

Republican Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri has been accused of
holding a compromising photo of a lady with whom he has admitted
to having an extramarital affair, an
review by the internal CBS associate KMOV revealed
Wednesday. A counsel for Greitens after pushed back, observant there
was “no blackmail.”

In stating on the affair, KMOV cited an audio recording between
the woman, whom it did not identify, and her husband at the time.
In the recording, the lady reportedly pronounced she met Greitens when
he was a patron at a hair salon where she worked.

The ex-husband, who, according to KMOV, pronounced he done the
recording in 2015 but the woman’s knowledge, pronounced that the
event happened in Mar of that year and that Greitens “took a
picture of my wife exposed as blackmail.”
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which pronounced it had also listened to
the recording and interviewed the ex-husband, pronounced the woman
described herself in the recording as being blindfolded and
partly undressed in the photo.

The Post-Dispatch pronounced the lady incited down mixed interview
requests, and KMOV pronounced she declined to criticism on the record.

“There is no worse person,” the ex-husband pronounced of Greitens,
adding: “I consider it’s as bad as it gets. It’s as bad as it gets
when someone takes advantage of something.”

In the recording, the lady reportedly pronounced that her sexual
confront with Greitens was consensual and that Greitens later
apologized and told her he had deleted the photo.

Greitens, who publicly concurred the event on Wednesday, said
in a corner matter with his wife, Sheena, that the event took
place “a few years ago,” before his 2016 election, and that it
was a “deeply personal mistake.”

“Eric took responsibility, and we dealt with this together
overtly and privately,” the matter said, according to KMOV.
“While we never would have wished for this pain in the marriage,
or the pain that this has caused others, with God’s redemption Sheena
has forgiven and we have emerged stronger.

“We know that there will be some people who can't forgive
— but for those who can find it in your heart, Eric asks for your
forgiveness, and we are beholden for your love, your compassion,
and your prayers.”

James Bennett, Greitens’ attorney, released a statement
observant that there were “multiple fake allegations” in a KMOV
report on the matter that aired on internal radio and that
“there was no blackmail.”

“The vast claims of crude control per these almost
three-year-ago events are false,” Bennett said.

Following the news, lawmakers voiced their disappointment
asked him to step down from office.

“I’m job on Governor Greitens to renounce immediately and give
Missouri the event to revive some grace to the
governor’s office,” Democratic Missouri State Sen. Jamilah
Nasheed tweeted.

“I am intensely unhappy in Governor Eric Greitens and that I
trust he has burned us, the adults of Missouri,”
Republican State Rep. Nate Walker said,
according to a Missouri journalist. “Rumor had been
present around the State Capitol progressing currently that this was
coming. we am not certain what Governor Greitens will do next — in my
opinion he has broken the open trust. we may have some-more to say
once the terrible startle of this sets serve in.”

Greitens, a former Navy SEAL, had been seen as a
rising star in domestic circles. At 43, he is the
second-youngest administrator in the country, and he
voiced serve domestic ambitions after renting the web
residence “EricGreitensForPresident.com.”

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