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Attorney accuses Greitens of shaming woman in affair, ex-husband to testify

Attorney Al Watkins spoke with members of the media in front of the Jefferson City Police Department. (KRCG 13)

The ex-husband of the woman with whom Governor Eric Greitens had an affair was scheduled to testify Friday to the Missouri House investigative committee assigned to look into the blackmail allegations against the governor.

In an email announcing his press conference Friday, attorney Al Watkins, who represents the ex-husband, said he would "respond to the slut-shaming and demonizing the mother of his client's children, racially charged negative characterizations of the Circuit Attorney, and allegations of intimidation and threatening of witnesses involved in the current single criminal felony charge pending against Governor Greitens."

A motion filed Thursday by Greitens' attorneys said there's reason to believe that prosecutors enticed reluctant witnesses to testify by offering leniency or warning of possible charges or adverse actions against the witnesses if they did not.

Greitens is accused of taking a picture of his mistress while she was in a state of undress during an encounter in the spring of 2015 and threatening to distribute it if she spoke of their affair.

Watkins said Friday he had every reason to believe the blackmail photo exists, but he had not seen it.

The governor has admitted to having an affair but has denied criminal wrongdoing. An St. Louis grand jury last month indicted the governor on a felony invasion of privacy charge.

The investigative panel was scheduled to convene at the police department at 1 p.m. for its second hearing.

KRCG 13 reached out to Greitens' attorneys for comment but has yet to hear a response.

The press conference can be seen below.


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