She said: "I knew he was being sexual, and I still let him".
Raygun, which launched in Kansas City a few years ago with merchandise featuring mostly jokes about the Midwest, has grown into more political jabs aimed at conservatives.
St. Louis television station KMOV reported that Greitens had a sexual relationship with his former hairdresser in 2015, and it played an audio recording made by her former husband. KMOV, which broke the news of the affair, has not broadcast that claim, as of Thursday afternoon. "I believe in due process".
Watkins declined to put TPM in contact with the man. An online petition calling for his removal is circulating on Twitter.
KMOV-TV has not named the woman, who did not confirm the affair to the station.
TPM is not naming the woman or the husband, out of concern for their family's privacy. Other GOP lawmakers feel that Greitens' propensity to attack other lawmakers got in the way of being able to accomplish more, especially since this is the first time in modern history Republicans controlled the governor's mansion and had large majorities in the General Assembly. On the Democratic side, the calls for resignation began last night with Democratic State Senator Jamilah Nasheed, who tweeted, "WE MUST END THE CULTURE OF CORRUPTION", a none-too-subtle reference to Greitens' frequent calls to rid Jefferson City of those aforementioned career politicians.
A lawyer for Greitens, Jim Bennett, has denied that his client slapped the woman.
"The claim that this almost three-year-old story has generated or should generate law enforcement interest is completely false", the lawyer, James Bennett, wrote. "It never happened. There was never any violence", Bennett said. "Anything reported otherwise is untrue and we will explore pursuing all legal action".
Emery said he was "amazed at the character" of both Greitens and his wife, Sheena, for working through the hard situation.
The claims lend a new layer of gravity to the still-unfolding scandal embroiling the governor.
Wednesday night saw Greitens publicly admit to cheating on his wife with a married woman who accused him of blackmailing her (with photos that he had allegedly taken after blindfolding and restraining her) during a 2015 sexual encounter.
Eric Greitens confirmed to a local news outlet Wednesday that he had an extramarital affair after he was confronted with a recording that appears to be Greitens threatening his former mistress.
"Something happened, churned this, and had people hounding me, even leaving a voicemail on my daughter's phone - when that happened, everything changed", said the ex-husband to News 4. At least two Democratic state lawmakers called on the governor to resign. Greitens reportedly told allies Thursday that he plans to stay in office.
"She is saddened that during this time of national introspection on the treatment of women in society, allegations about her private life have been published without her permission", said the statement by the Knight & Simpson law firm in St. Charles. "And my goal of contacting the Attorney General is the blackmail part". The Post-Dispatch obtains information, including interviews with the ex-husband and the audio tape he made, but holds off publishing the story because of the woman's refusal to be interviewed.
NBC News has not listened to the recording and has not verified its authenticity.
"David Barklage, a veteran Republican political consultant who has campaigned against Greitens, says that rhetoric had consequences: 'When you have a lot of friends, they'll stand up for you and defend you".