#Roommates, I don’t know what’s going on in today’s society but get into this juicy little story. Missouri GOP Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted by a grand jury on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman he had been secretly hooking up with back in 2015.
According to CNN, he was also accused of blackmailing the woman with her x-rated photo to keep her quiet.
Greitens released a statement and called his actions a “personal mistake” but denied committing a crime.
“As I have said before, I made a personal mistake before I was Governor. I did not commit a crime,” his statement read. “With today’s disappointing and misguided political decision, my confidence in our prosecutorial system is shaken, but not broken. I know this will be righted soon. The people of Missouri deserve better than a reckless liberal prosecutor who uses her office to score political points. I look forward to the legal remedies to reverse this action. This will not for a moment deter me from doing the important work of the great people of Missouri.”
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner launched an investigation in January after Greitens admitted to hooking up with his St. Louis hairdresser that began in March 2015. He was elected governor in 2016.
CNN published an article last month where a man spilled all the tea about his now-former wife hooking up with Greitens in 2015. In the article he spoke about how there was a recording of a woman saying Greitens had tried to silence her about their little hookup.
Greitens’ attorney, Edward Dowd Jr., is pissed that his client is being accused of such crimes. “In forty years of public and private practice, I have never seen anything like this. The charges against my client are baseless and unfounded. My client is absolutely innocent. We will be filing a motion to dismiss,” his attorney said.
The penalty for first-degree invasion of privacy in Missouri is up to four years in prison.