Woman Testifies Affair With Missouri Governor Was Not Always Consensual

Woman Testifies Affair With Missouri Governor Was Not Always Consensual

Woman Testifies Affair With Missouri Governor Was Not Always Consensual

A woman who carried out a 2015 affair with Gov. Eric Greitens (R) accused him of coercing her into unwanted sexual contact while she wept on the floor of his basement, according to testimony included in a highly-anticipated Missouri House committee report released Wednesday evening.

The report prompted Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley to call for Greitens' resignation.

Greitens, 44, admitted to the affair but has denied all allegations of abuse and blackmail.

I have read the official report from the Republican-led Missouri House investigation, including the sworn testimony. Greitens was fined by the Missouri Ethics Commission in 2017 for not reporting that he obtained an email list from the charity during his gubernatorial campaign. "I was so embarrassed and ashamed, because I really felt like a whore because I had let him get me in this situation".

Greitens has called the allegations "tabloid trash". Requested by the committee whether or not or not the oral intercourse was coerced, she responded: "Coerced, probably". When she met with him in June, the woman alleged, Greitens slapped her upon learning she had sex with her estranged husband.

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Still, Robertson said the already chilly relationship between Greitens and many of his Republican colleagues could haunt the governor. The committee was formed after Greitens was indicted on a felony invasion of privacy charge.

"I knew that he was an author, I knew he was a motivational speaker, I knew he was a Navy SEAL".

After allegedly ripping off her clothes, the woman said Greitens took photos of her with his cell phone and threatened her to stay silent, otherwise he would "take these pictures, and I'm going to put them everywhere I can". When she named her estranged husband, he slapped her across the face, she testified. Prosecutors beforehand acknowledged that they didn't have the , though they is likely to be attempting to amass it.

In another subsequent sexual encounter, the woman testified that Greitens "out of nowhere just, like kind of smacked me and grabbed me and shoved me down on the ground, and I instantly just started bawling". She said she "felt like he was trying to claim me". They also said he was restricted in producing materials because of a nondisclosure order in his criminal case. A court filing from Greitens' attorneys quoted her as saying, "I haven't talked about it because I don't know if it's because I'm remembering it through a dream or I - I'm not sure, but yes, I feel like I saw it after that happened".

Many Democratic lawmakers and a handful of Republicans have for weeks called for the governor to step down, calling the dual investigations from the House and St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner a distraction from the state government's work. She anxious that it might have left a mark but did not take a photo at the time.

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