Woman Testifies Affair With Missouri Governor Was Not Always Consensual

Apr 12, 2018, 06:33
Woman Testifies Affair With Missouri Governor Was Not Always Consensual

"I have read the official report from the Republican led Missouri House investigation, including the sworn testimony".

When she remained silent, the lady talked about Greitens "spanked me and talked about, 'Are you going to say my title?' And I discussed, I merely gritted by my tooth, and I discussed, 'No.' And he's like, 'Good, now that's woman'". "What we've seen so far is enough for impeachment". Representative Deb Lavender called the report "graphic", and said the alleged victim is credible and Greitens should resign in the wake of the report's release.

The House committee report said it doesn't possess any physical or electronic evidence of the photo.

"This is exactly like what's happening with witch hunts in Washington D.C.", the governor said in his Wednesday statement, using Trump's favorite term for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. The testimony contradicts Greitens' previous assertions that "there was no violence" and "no threat of violence" in what he has described as a consensual extramarital affair.

The woman, identified as Gov. Greitens' former hairdresser, testified that the governor was physically aggressive toward her on more than one occasion over the course of the affair.

A St. Louis grand jury indicted Greitens in February for allegedly taking the photo and transmitting it in a way that it could be accessed by a computer. That's a reference to her testimony that since she was blindfolded when she saw a flash go off, she's really not sure she ever saw his phone, or whether the image she has of it is one she dreamed later.

The report included testimony from the woman who Greitens admitted to having an affair with, as well as three other witnesses who largely corroborated what she said. He hasn't directly answered questions about whether he took a photo. Greitens allegedly said that if she spoke of the encounter, he would call her a "little whore". Greitens' lawyers have repeatedly asked to delay the report, publicizing a series of critical letters and court documents to reporters as the expected release date approached in an effort to portray it as inaccurate and potentially damaging to the governor's right to a fair trial. That probe adopted media tales that Greitens' advertising marketing campaign had obtained and used a charity donor guidelines in 2015 as a result of it ramped up fundraising for his gubernatorial bid. He also said he'll "continue to serve as governor" in the face of "fake charges".

"It is disgusting. This is not behavior befit for a leader in Missouri or anywhere else for that matter", she said.

While Briden said the governor continues to work with lawmakers to pass his agenda, Greitens has played a less antagonistic role in the Legislature this year.

Greitens reportedly told the mistress, "You're not going to mention my name".

Greitens' swaggering public persona has changed since the scandal broke, University of Missouri-St.