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Greitens’ attorney, Jim Bennett, also on Thursday said allegations of violence are “completely false.” Bennett says anything reported otherwise is untrue and that they will pursue legal action.
Greitens acknowledged a months long extramarital affair late Wednesday after KMOV reported he had a sexual relationship with his hairdresser in 2015.
In a tape secretly recorded by her ex husband, the woman says Greitens told her he would disclose nude photos of her if she spoke about their relationship.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is not under criminal investigation in St. Louis following an allegation of blackmail, but the city’s top prosecutor is encouraging anyone with evidence of a crime to come forward.
The Republican governor acknowledged late Wednesday that he has been “unfaithful” in his marriage. Greitens’ attorney, Jim Bennett, separately denied allegations made by the woman’s ex husband that the governor threatened to reveal a naked photograph of her if she exposed their relationship.
Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said Thursday that no criminal complaint has been filed against Greitens, and no evidence of a crime has been presented to her office.
An attorney for the ex husband says he has been interviewed multiple times by the FBI.
Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson is taking a wait and see approach before saying whether he believes Gov. Eric Greitens should step aside following an acknowledgment of an extramarital affair.
Greitens, a Republican, acknowledged the 2015 affair late Wednesday but denied claims that he tried to blackmail the woman.
Democratic Sen. Jamilah Nasheed has called on him to resign.
Parson is next in line to be governor.
Asked Thursday if he believes Greitens should resign, Parson responded: “Until we figure out what all the facts are in this and until we get information, we need to wait and see.”
A group of Missouri senators is asking the state attorney general to investigate allegations of blackmail against Republican Gov. Eric Greitens.
In a letter signed by Republicans and Democrats, state GOP Sen. Doug Libla asked Attorney General Josh Hawley to open a formal investigation on Greitens. Hawley is also a Republican.
The governor on Wednesday acknowledged having an affair with his hairdresser in 2015, but he denied claims of blackmail.
In a recording provided by her ex husband, the woman said Greitens photographed her nude and threatened to release the images to the public if she ever spoke out about their relationship.
Two Democratic Missouri Senate leaders say allegations of extortion or threats of violence arising after Gov. Eric Greitens’ acknowledged he cheated on his wife must be investigated.
Sen. Gina Walsh of Bellefontaine Neighbors and Sen. Kiki Curls of Kansas City said in a statement Thursday that questions remain about Greitens’ affair.