Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens admitted late Wednesday that he had been “unfaithful” in his marriage after a St. Louis television station reported that he had an affair before he became governor and that he allegedly threatened to blackmail the woman about their sexual encounter.
In the recording, KMOV-TV reported, the woman says that Greitens told her that if she were to speak about the encounter, he would distribute a photo of her. On the recording, the woman also says that Greitens apologized and said he’d deleted the photograph of her, according to the station.
NBC News has not listened to the recording and has not verified its authenticity.
According to KMOV-TV, the woman did not know her husband at the time was recording her conversation with Greitens. The recording reportedly occurred days after the woman’s first sexual encounter with Greitens, KMOV-TV reported.
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