Attorney for woman in Greitens case fires back, says Greitens' attorneys are on the attack

Posted at 6:17 AM, Apr 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-10 12:38:05-04

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. --  The lawyer for a woman who had an affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says the governor is letting his team of attorneys "attack" his client by "mischaracterizing her deposition testimony" instead of taking responsibility for his own actions.

Scott Simpson said in a statement late Monday that Greitens has admitted to the woman on multiple occasions that he photographed her without her consent and threatened to release the image if she told anyone about their relationship.

Attorneys defending Greitens against a felony invasion-of-privacy charge have raised new doubts about a key allegation that he took a nonconsensual, partially nude photo of the woman.

In a court filing dated Sunday, Greitens' attorneys say the woman testified during a Friday deposition that she never saw Greitens with a camera or phone on the day he is accused of taking the photo.

Simpson says he will support a motion to release the complete transcript of the woman's deposition, but with her name redacted.