Missouri Governor Eric Greitens in Hot Water After Affair – Denies Blackmailing Woman
Missouri Republican Governor Eric Greitens is in hot water after admitting to a 2015 affair.
The female involved in the affair says Greitens took photos of her taped and bound and told her he would release them if she ever spoke out about the relationship.
.@KMOV airing allegations that Gov. Eric GREITENS, ambitious Missouri Republican, had an extramarital affair – report includes recording of woman telling her then-husband that Greitens threatened to circulate compromising pictures of her
— Alex Burns (@alexburnsNYT) January 11, 2018
The alleged affair happened in 2015 before he announced his run for governor.
The woman says he took photos of her during sex but then went back to his house later that same day to see him again(?)
Greitens and his wife said they dealt with the affair and “have emerged stronger.”
Governor Eric Greitens on Wednesday night confirmed to News 4 he had an extramarital affair, an admission a months-long News 4 investigation prompted.
In a recording obtained by News 4, a woman says she had a sexual encounter with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and that he tried to blackmail her to keep the encounter quiet.
The details were provided to News 4 by the woman’s ex-husband, claiming the sexual relationship happened between his now ex-wife and Greitens in March 2015. News 4 is not naming the woman and she has not made an on-the-record comment about the story.
According to the ex-husband, the recording was made just days after Greitens’ and the woman’s first sexual encounter. And also that Greitens took a photograph during the encounter to use as “blackmail” according to the ex-husband.
During his campaign and while serving in his first year in office as Missouri’s Governor, Eric Greitens has billed himself a family man. During his campaign announcement, he stated: “I’m Eric Greitens, I’m a Navy SEAL, native Missourian and most importantly, a proud husband and father.”
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