Missouri GOP Senate Candidate’s Ex-Wife Accuses Him Of Repeated Physical Abuse, Threatening To Kill Himself

The Associated Press reports:

Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, now a leading Republican Senate candidate, was physically abusive and demonstrated such “unstable and coercive behavior” that steps were taken to limit his access to firearms, according to new allegations from his ex-wife revealed in court records on Monday.

The sworn affidavit from Sheena Greitens is part of an ongoing child custody dispute in Missouri. A public affairs professor at the University of Texas, she sought divorce from Eric Greitens after a sex scandal which led to his resignation as governor in June 2018.

At one point, she said, Eric Greitens purchased a gun but refused to tell her where it was. He also threatened to kill himself “unless I provided specific public political support,” she wrote.

Read the full article. Greitens resigned as Missouri governor in 2018 after his mistress accused him of tying her up in his basement and taking “explicit” photographs. Greitens was also later accused of felony campaign finance violations.