Pro-Trump Missouri Senate Candidate Accused Of Horrifyingly Violent Abuse Of His Children

Eric Greitens is a pro-Trump GOP candidate who wants to be the next Senator from the state of Missouri who was once governor of the Show Me State but was forced to resign in 2018 when he was accused of stealing from a charity and making unwanted sexual advances towards a hairdresser who was working for him.

And now, the Washington Post reports, Greitens is accused by his ex-wife abusing her and their children in horrifically violent ways:

Sheena Greitens, who now lives with their children in Austin, where she works as a university associate professor, described for the first time publicly what she says she experienced at the end of their marriage, in documents filed as part of an ongoing child custody dispute in Missouri state court.

“In early June 2018, I became afraid for my safety and that of our children at our home, which was fairly isolated, due to Eric’s unstable and coercive behavior,” she wrote in the filing, which was obtained from Boone County Circuit Court. “This behavior included physical violence toward our children, such as cuffing our then three-year-old son across the face at the dinner table in front of me and yanking him around by the hair.”

Ms. Greitens also detailed abuse she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband:

Sheena Greitens also said that after her ex-husband knocked her down and took her cellphone, keys and wallet from her in April 2018, he explained his actions to her mother.

“When my mother later confronted him about this, he told her that he did so to prevent me from doing anything that might damage his political career,” Sheena Greitens said in the document.

On another occasion in November of 2019, Ms. Greitens alleges that one of her children came home from a visit with her ex-husband “with a swollen face, bleeding gums, and a loose tooth.”

“He said Dad had hit him; however, Eric said they were roughhousing and it had been an accident,” Sheena Greitens said in the document. The tooth, she added, later died and had to be removed.

This court filing comes as Eric Greitens is seeking the endorsement of the failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president. It remains unclear if Trump’s formal blessing could catapult Greitens into the lead, but a candidate as flawed as him would have a difficult time winning, no matter who the Democratic nominee winds up being.

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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