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Missouri governor’s scandal ensnares unwitting hairdresser

Eric Greitens

CHICAGO (AP) _ The scandal that could trigger impeachment proceedings against the Missouri governor has ensnared a St. Louis woman who testified about an affair with Eric Greitens, though she never went to police or sought an investigation.

The woman’s account was made public this week in a report released by lawmakers. It portrays a hairdresser in a rocky marriage whose handsome client bedazzled her with his accomplishments, including a career as a Navy SEAL.

If accurate, her testimony shows her being threatened by one man _ Greitens _ and betrayed by another _ her ex-husband, who gave a TV station a secretly recorded conversation in which she described a sexual encounter with Greitens.

She’s also been drawn into a political process that could invite attacks on her haracter and credibility.