MISSOURI (KFVS/AP) - The Missouri House special investigative committee released its report on Governor Eric Greitens on Wednesday, April 11.
The report was 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.
Statement from Eric Greitens on Aprl 12:
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.
Statement of Eric Greitens on April 11:
Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson released the following statement on April 11 regarding the report:
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill released the following statement on April 11 on the Missouri House of Representatives investigation into Governor Eric Greitens:
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley issued the following statement on April 11 regarding the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight Report issued:
The committee that investigated Greitens said it was disappointed the governor declined to testify.
Susan Ryan, a spokeswoman for St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, said there were no restrictions from the circuit court prohibiting Greitens from testifying before the House committee.
Governor Eric Greitens spoke on Wednesday before the special legislative committee released the report.
He made the statement from his Capitol office.
Greitens called the report a "witch hunt" and said it would include "lies and falsehoods."
Local residents weighed in on the case against the governor.
Some believe that he is guilty and should step down, "It's a situation that it's gotten bad enough that he needs to resign and let us get on with the government of the state."
And others believe he's innocent until proven otherwise, "well I just think it's too early to ask somebody to step down if he's not guilty and so I think they should wait until the case has ended."