Shortly before running on family values, assault rifles, and his record as a "husband and father," the Republican who would be elected governor in Missouri had an affair with a woman he met in a hair salon. Because of course he did. That affair led to the breakup of the other woman's marriage. Governor Eric Greitens' affair partner shared the details of the affair in a phone conversation with her then-husband, who taped the conversation without his then-wife's consent. The details reveal Governor Greitens to be a manipulative, abusive, blackmailing creep. Take it away, KMOV TV:

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She stated she agreed to go to his house to "talk." It's unclear where Greitens' wife or children were at this time. The woman said that when the sexual encounter began that Saturday and said it was consensual.

Woman: "He said: "I'll make you feel better. I'll make you feel good. Come downstairs. I want to 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 what it was, and taped my hands to these rings and then put a blindfold on me.”

She went on to say that some of his actions-scared her.

Woman: "I didn't even know. I feel like I don't even know. I was just numb. I just stood there and didn't (expletive) know."

She went on, describing what Greitens allegedly did next that made her feel sick.

Woman: “He stepped back, I saw a flash through the blindfold and he said: "you're never going to mention my name, otherwise there will be pictures of [you] everywhere."

Greitens tied her up, blindfolded her, took pictures of her naked body without her consent and threatened to post them to the Internet if she ever told anyone about their affair. Bondage without prior negotiation, non-consensual sex acts, threats, revenge porn. That may be what passes for "family values" in Missouri but that kinda of shit will get your ass drummed out of the BDSM community in San Francisco. You wouldn't be welcome to sweep up after a munch, much less allowed to be governor of the kink scene.

Governor Bondage & Blackmail and his wife released a joint statement late last night:

“This was a deeply personal mistake. Eric took responsibility, and we dealt with this together honestly and privately. While we never would have wished for this pain in our marriage, or the pain that this has caused others, with God’s mercy Sheena has forgiven and we have emerged stronger. We understand that there will be some people who cannot forgive — but for those who can find it in your heart, Eric asks for your forgiveness, and we are grateful for your love, your compassion, and your prayers.”

Nothing to see here, kids, Governor Bondage & Blackmail has "taken responsibility," his marriage is stronger than ever, and his loving wife has forgiven him — and if you can't forgive him too, well, then you're a heartless monster who lacks compassion and there's something deeply, deeply wrong with you. See how that works?

Governor Bondage & Blackmail's wife released a standalone statement:

"We have a loving marriage and an awesome family; anything beyond that is between us and God. I want the media and those who wish to peddle gossip to stay away from me and my children."

We have a loving marriage — too bad about that other woman's marriage, which fell apart after my husband tied her up and took her pictures and threatened her with revenge porn, which, luckily enough for my husband, isn't a crime in Missouri. (Whew!) And now, if you'll excuse us, my husband is going to resume attacking other people's families — excuse me, he's going to get out there and defend "family values." And please focus on the real victims here: me and my kids. Not the woman my husband sexually assaulted, blackmailed, and stalked:

In October 2015, the woman allegedly sent an email to a Gmail account she told her husband she had previously used to get in touch with Greitens. It stated "Eric, I am asking you to please consider all who are involved and the circumstances around us. I need you to not book at the salon anymore. This isn't fair to me, nor anyone close to us. Please respect me and my wishes."

Nice governor you've got there, Missouri.

UPDATE: What he said:


Nice friends you've got there, Mikey:


And what she said:


UPDATE 2: TPM:

The woman who had an affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in 2015 told her then-husband that Greitens slapped her against her will, after she told Greitens she had had sex with her husband.

UPDATE 3: The Hill reports...

The St. Louis city prosecutor will conduct a formal investigation into allegations that Gov. Eric Greitens (R) blackmailed a woman with whom he had an affair. “Both parties and the people of St. Louis deserve a thorough investigation of these allegations,” prosecutor Kimberly Gardner said Thursday in a statement. Gardner called the allegations “very troubling.”