Republican Sens. Doug Libla of Poplar Bluff and Gary Romine of Farmington both asked Attorney General Josh Hawley to investigate the allegations, which come as the 2018 legislative session is getting underway.
Following the blackmail allegation, Gardner announced her office's probe, but did not offer details as to what actions by Greitens would be investigated. This is and remains an nearly three-year-old private matter with no matter of public interest at stake. He says the facts "will prove that fully".
According to the story, Greitens apologized after their encounter and claimed that he'd deleted the photo.
"This was a deeply personal mistake", the statement read. Eric took responsibility, and we dealt with this. The husband apparently believed Greitens was still pursuing his wife. They have not released the woman's name and she is not going on the record about the blackmail allegation.
"Greitens invited her to the Greitens family home and into a guest bedroom. 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", the anonymous woman can be heard saying on the recording.
"No violence. No picture taken".
The governor, who refers to himself as a "proud husband and father", released a statement with his wife in response to questions from News 4.
In a separate statement, Sheena Greitens added that she wanted "the media and those who wish to peddle gossip to stay away from me and my children". But the threat of blackmail, if proven, could potentially constitute a crime.
But Bennett outright denied that the authorities are involved.
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Greitens, who was elected governor in November 2016, did not respond to the controversial accusations of blackmail, but the couple's attorney, James F. Bennett, denied the claims.
Thursday morning's Charlie Brennan Show featured the attorney of the ex-husband, who's wife had an affair with Greitens in 2015.
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The Post-Dispatch also has possession of the audio and has interviewed the ex-husband. The woman said that while she was blindfolded and restrained, Greitens snapped a photo without her consent.
Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, Majority Leader Mike Kehoe and Assistant Majority Leader Bob Onder released a joint statement Thursday urging Greitens to be "honest and forthright".
Ex-Husband: "Tell me the truth". She said returning to the salon "isn't fair to me, nor anyone close to us" and that she needed to "move forward". I am not a part of anything. "I just stood there and didn't f*cking know". "This is a long-ago private issue that was fully addressed by the Greitens years ago".
"Our client has no interest in Governor Greitens, his political aspirations, or his future". While campaigning on a platform of cleaning up government, he admitted to the Missouri Ethics Commission that he had violated campaign finance law, according to the Kansas City Star.
Nice governor you've got there, Missouri. "Lead on and God Bless!"
"'I can't, I can't be seen with you". "The station declined to provide the tape or transcript in advance of running their story, which contained multiple false allegations".
"The claim that this almost three-year-old story has generated or should generate law enforcement interest is completely false".
The man said he tried to reconnect with his wife following her confession but was unable to because she remained in touch with Greitens, sharing another physical encounter with him the very day he threatened to blackmail her.