None of Greitens’ alleged crimes will change his status as a Charles Bronfman Prize recipient, the executive director told the Forward on Thursday.
Greitens, a former Navy Seal and the nation’s only Jewish governor, had considered a presidential run before his sex scandal.
The woman planned to testify in Greitens’ felony invasion-of-privacy case until charges were abruptly dropped last week by the St. Louis court.
The charges were dropped after Greitens’ lawyers planned to call the top prosecutor as a witness.
The woman claims that Greitens threatened to blackmail her with a nude photo should she reveal their affair.
The special session will begin four days after Greitens’ trial over nude photos taken of a former mistress begins.
The Missouri governor has also been accused of blackmailing a former sexual partner with nude images taken without her consent.
The Republican governor is now accused of another felony: computer data tampering. This may benefit state Democrats’ tough reelection campaigns.
In the midst of the scandal, Eric Greitens’ approval ratings have gone drastically down, especially among women.
A judge rejected a bid to dismiss a criminal invasion of privacy charge against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens stemming from a sex scandal