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  Greitens admits affair but denies related blackmail allegation
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Last EditedRP  Jan 11, 2018 06:44am
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AuthorKevin McDermott, Jack Suntrup and Celeste Bott
MediaNewspaper - St. Louis Post Dispatch
News DateThursday, January 11, 2018 12:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionMissouri Gov. Eric Greitens and his wife, Sheena Greitens, issued an extraordinary statement late Wednesday acknowledging that he had an extramarital affair in the past and that the couple “has dealt with this together honestly and privately.”

The statement came as a St. Louis television station aired a segment alleging that, during that affair, Greitens took a compromising photograph of the woman and threatened to publicize it if she exposed him. The statement from Greitens and his wife didn’t address that part of the allegation.

Greitens’ attorney, James F. Bennett, issued a statement denying the blackmail allegation.
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