Missouri governor admits having affair but denies blackmail

  • In this Dec. 6, 2016, file photo, Missouri Gov.-elect Eric Greitens and his wife Sheena speak to the media in St. Louis after she had been robbed at gunpoint the day before. Responding to a news report that overshadowed his annual State of the State address Wednesday night, Jan. 10, 2018, the Republican governor acknowledged he’s been “unfaithful” in his marriage but denied allegations that he blackmailed the woman to stay quiet. The couple released a statement late Wednesday after the report that he had a sexual relationship with his former hairdresser in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has acknowledged being “unfaithful” in his marriage but denies allegations that he blackmailed a woman to stay quiet, following a bombshell news report that overshadowed his annual address to the Legislature.

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