>> Thank you.>> Just hours after delivering his State of the State address Wednesday night, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens admitted to cheating on his wife in 2015, before he was elected. But the Republican Governor is denying reports he blackmailed the woman to keep her quiet. His admission came after a local TV station aired an interview with the ex husband of the alleged mistress.
The secretly taped recording, provided by the ex husband, purports to detail the woman's first alleged sexual encounter with Greitens at his house.>> He said, I'll make you feel better. I'll make you feel good. Come downstairs, I wanna show you how to do a proper pull-up. And I knew he was being sexual, and I still let him.
And he used some sort of tape, I don't know what it was, and taped my hands to these rings and then put a blindfold on me.>> The woman goes on to say Greitens took naked photos of her, and threatened to distribute them if she ever said anything about their encounter.
>> He stepped back, and I saw a flash through the blindfold, and he said you're never gonna mention my name, otherwise there will be pictures of me everywhere.>> The woman alleges Greitens apologized afterwards and said he had deleted the photos. Greitens and his wife, Sheena, issue to join statement that said in part quote, a few years ago before Eric was elected governor, there was a time when he was unfaithful in our marriage, this was a deeply personal mistake.
Eric took responsibility and we dealt with this together, honestly and privately. Greitens was sworn in as governor last January and is a former Navy Seal and Rhode Scholar at Oxford. His wife is an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri. They have two sons together.>> Of the United,