St. Louis, MO (KTRS) The story about Governor Eric Greitens’ affair was being shopped to media outlets.
According to Fox 2 News, those behind the story wanted the station to air the story on the day of the Governor’s State of the State Address. Fox 2 posted the following message on its website:
On Monday, January 8, we were given an audio recording. It was about an hour and 15 minutes long. You can hear a woman admit to her estranged husband details of an affair. The husband is recording her without her knowledge and she says, “This cannot leave the car.” He answered, “It won’t.” Then he continued recording his estranged wife.
The woman involved was also unwilling to talk to Fox 2 News about it, so we passed on reporting it. We did not believe it was an ex-husband’s story to tell. We thought it would only be worthy of reporting if the woman wanted to tell her story. She did not.
The St.Louis Post Dispatch was also offered the story. On Thursday the paper reported the following:
Fall 2017: Rumors of the allegations begin percolating again in Missouri political circles. The Post-Dispatch obtains information, including interviews with the ex-husband and the audio tape he made, but holds off publishing the story because of the woman’s refusal to be interviewed.
After KMOV aired the story Wednesday night, Greitens and his wife issued statements acknowledging the affair. However, Greitens denied allegations of blackmail.