Woman says encounter was non-consensual; Greitens remains defiant, says report full of lies

April 11, 2018 - 3:46 pm

Jefferson City, MO - A Missouri House special investigative committee released a report Wednesday on the investigation launched after Greitens was indicted by a grand jury in February on felony invasion of privacy stemming from a 2015 extramarital affair with his St. Louis hairdresser.

The woman testified that Greitens initiated unwanted sexual contact and slapped, grabbed and shoved her. She testified that during their first sexual encounter, Greitens threatened to distribute a partially nude photo taken without her permission if she spoke of the affair.

READ THE REPORT from the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight

Greitens made a statement Wednesday afternoon shortly before the release of the committee's report saying it will be "full of lies." He calls the investigation a "political witch hunt."

Greitens is facing a criminal trial on a felony indictment in St. Louis for allegedly taking a compromising photo of the woman without her permission.

He also is under investigation by the state's attorney general into the activities of a veterans charity he founded.

Calls for his resignation from his political opponants began anew ahead of the release of the committee's report.

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