Missouri governor, accused of blackmail threat, admits to extramarital affair

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks to supporters during a rally Tuesday, May 23, 2017, outside the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks to supporters during a rally Tuesday, May 23, 2017, outside the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R) confirmed on Wednesday that he had an extramarital affair, saying it was a “deeply personal mistake.” The admission came after a months-long investigation by a local TV station, News 4. In a recording obtained by the station from the woman’s ex-husband, she detailed her alleged encounters with Greitens in his home, and said after one intimate moment, he put a blindfold on her and took a photo, saying he would make it public if she ever discussed their affair. The woman, who has not been named, said her sexual encounters with Greitens were consensual, and took place in 2015, before he was governor. When asked by News 4 about the alleged photo, Greitens declined to comment.

Read More
%d bloggers like this: