Greitens Admits Extramarital Affair, Denies Threats

By MCNS Staff

Missouri governor Eric Greitens who ran his recent campaign on family values was caught engaged in an extramarital affair.

Missouri governor Eric Greitens who ran his recent campaign on family values was caught engaged in an extramarital affair.

The conservative “family values” Missouri governor is embroiled in a fresh scandal.

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens confirmed Wednesday with KMOV News 4 that he had an extramarital affair. This admission comes as the result of an investigation by the news outlet.

According to kmov.com, in a recording obtained by the news source, a woman says she had a sexual encounter with Missouri Governor Eric Greitens and that he threatened her to keep the encounter from becoming public. The recording, which features the woman giving intimate details of the incident, was made by the woman’s ex-husband without her knowledge.

Details from the woman’s ex-husband laid claims that his now ex-wife engaged in a sexual relationship with Greitens in March 2015 which eventually destroyed their marriage. Local sources have not named the woman, who has not made any on-the-record statements.

Local sources indicate that according to the ex-husband, the recording was made just days after Greitens’ and the woman’s first sexual episode. The ex-husband also stated that Greitens took a photograph of the woman during the incident to threaten her to silence.

Greitens won his gubernatorial election in August 2016, running as an unsullied maverick with no prior political experience and a family man. In his campaign announcement, he stated: “I’m Eric Greitens, I’m a Navy SEAL, native Missourian and most importantly, a proud husband and father.”

In a joint statement with his wife, Sheena, Greitens admitted to the affair, “A few years ago, before Eric was elected Governor, there was a time when he was unfaithful in our marriage.”

This was a deeply personal mistake. Eric took responsibility, and we dealt with this together honestly and privately,” the statement continues.

Late Wednesday, James Bennett, attorney for the governor, characterized some of the allegations in the accusation were false, including the “blackmail.”

“The governor has now seen the TV report that ran tonight.  The station declined to provide the tape or transcript in advance of running their story, which contained multiple false allegations.  The claim that this nearly three-year old story has generated or should generate law enforcement interest is completely false.  There was no blackmail and that claim is false.  This personal matter has been addressed by the Governor and Mrs. Greitens privately years ago when it happened.  The outrageous claims of improper conduct regarding these almost three-year-ago events are false.”

For recording transcripts, and details in this extramarital affair scandal rocking the Governor’s Mansion, click here.

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