Woman in Greitens affair: Don’t be discouraged

Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The woman involved in a 2015 affair with former Gov. Eric Greitens says she hopes other women “in similar situations” are not discouraged by a criminal process that ultimately ended with no criminal charge.

Special prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Friday that she will not refile a felony invasion of privacy charge against Greitens. Baker says an investigation by her office found no corroborating evidence.

Greitens was indicted by a St. Louis grand jury for allegedly taking an unauthorized photo of a partially-nude woman during an extramarital affair in 2015. St. Louis prosecutors dropped the charge last month and Baker was appointed to consider whether it should be refiled.

Greitens resigned last week the Legislature was meeting in special session to consider the possibility of impeachment.