Transcript for Court rules mistress must give up phone for investigation
There is a new twist this morning in the case of the embattled governor of Missouri who's accused of taking a compromising photo of his former mistress without her consent and the State Supreme Court is now rolling that and mistress must hand over her cell phone as part of this investigation Marcy Gonzales joining us from Los Angeles with this. Development Marcy good morning. Paula good morning at the development the governor's attorneys pushed for as they raise questions about the woman's credibility. She thought to block this. But her petition that was rejected a this morning a legal setback for the former mistress of Missouri governor Erick great lose this election. It's all about the future the Missouri Supreme Court ordering her to turn over her cell phone for forensic inspection ahead of greatness criminal trial. The woman's attorney Scott Simpson arguing in court filings that searching her own is a gross violation of her privacy that victimize as her again. Great set to go on trial next month facing a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly snapping a photo of his then mistress while she was blindfolded bound in partially nude back in 25 teen. Been threatening to release it if she told anyone about the affair. Great news denying any blackmail or non consensual sex but admitting to their past relationship saying he's the victim of a witch hunt. This was a private mistake that has nothing to do with governing. And shouldn't be about politics but people are turning that personal mistake into a political spectacle. And telling new lies about it. Central and this relaxing could not be more clear the married governor who once ran on a platform of family values I am very proud husband and father being pressured to resign after facing a special investigation by a bipartisan Missouri house committee and a second and related felony charge. And this morning mystery surrounding who need a 100000. Dollar payment to Al Watkins attorney for the mistresses ex husband. A judge now ordering Watkins to reveal the source of the money this week amiss questions about whether the affair was made public for political. Reasons. And as for the governor he insists he will clear his name when he gets his day in court his trial is set to begin may fourteenth. Gotten Paula back Marcin thank you very much we appreciate.
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