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It looks like Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ reputation has taken a hit after he recently revealed that he cheated on his wife in 2015. The news about the governor’s affair comes out after Eric Greitens’ mistress’ ex-husband spoke to a local TV station. Keep reading to know more about Eric Greitens’ cheating scandal.

Though the name and identity of the alleged mistress and her ex-husband are kept hidden, it is reported that KMOV has recordings that detail how and where the affair began. Following the cheating allegations, the local TV station’s investigation detailed that Greitens took a nude photo of his mistress, which he reportedly kept “as blackmail.”

How It All Started

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Greitens admitted to being unfaithful to his wife in 2015. The station’s obtained recordings with his alleged mistress and her ex-husband are said to have been recorded just days after the woman first slept with the current governor. She reportedly did not know that the conversation was being recorded.

In it, she claims to have met Greitens a year before, after cutting his hair, and immediately developed a crush on him. She added that he convinced her to go over to his house after a bit of persuasion.

A portion of her account reads: “He said: ‘I’ll make you feel better. I’ll make you feel good. Come downstairs. I want to show you how to do a proper pull-up.’ And I knew he was being sexual and I still let him. And he used some sort of tape, I don’t what it was, and taped my hands to these rings and then put a blindfold on me.”

She then added that, “He stepped back, I saw a flash through the blindfold and he said: ‘you’re never going to mention my name, otherwise there will be pictures of me everywhere.'” The woman then revealed that Greitens apologized and assured her that he deleted the pictures.

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Greitens confirmed the cheating allegations on Wednesday (January 10). Though the cheating allegations were confirmed, his attorney, James Bennett released a statement claiming that many of the other allegations were “false” and that “there was no blackmail.”

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Gov. Eric Greitens and Sheena’s Joint Statement

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In the wake of the revelation, Greitens and his wife issued a joint statement which read:

“A few years ago, before Eric was elected Governor, there was a time when he was unfaithful in our marriage. Eric took responsibility, and we dealt with this together honestly and privately. While we never would have wished for this pain in our marriage, or the pain that this has caused others, with God’s mercy Sheena has forgiven and we have emerged stronger. We understand that there will be some people who cannot forgive – but for those who can find it in your heart, Eric asks for your forgiveness, and we are grateful for your love, your compassion, and your prayers.”

Sheena Greitens’ Statement

Sheena Greitens released her own statement on Wednesday night saying, “We have a loving marriage and an awesome family; anything beyond that is between us and God. I want the media and those who wish to peddle gossip to stay away from me and my children.”

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