ST. LOUIS - Many are calling Missouri Governor Eric Greitens' affair the state's '#MeToo' moment - the national story of men in power accused of sexual abuse.
But not everyone sees it that way, including some of the Governor's critics.
Sarah Fenske is the Editor in Chief of the Riverfront Times. Thursday morning after news of the affair broke, she wrote an article questioning "how" the long rumored story became public scandal and her analysis seems to be resonating with a lot of women.
Fenske argues the '#MeToo' movement is all about actions taking place without a woman's consent. And in the Greitens affair it was the alleged mistress's ex-husband who came forward with a story - on the woman apparently didn't want told, using a secret recording of her confessing intimate details about her life.
"If the allegations are true, if everything in this recording is true, and everything that this man is saying is true then she's twice victimized," says Fenske. "One by what happened to her in this affair with the governor, and the other by somebody else bringing this forward, putting her in the public eye, making her sex life into a national story without her consent."
The ex-husband's attorney says his client released the recording to protect his kids and his ex-wife whom he still "respects" because he knew the story was about to break anyway.
The attorney also says a marriage counselor suggested the ex-husband record the couple's conversations as part of their counseling. But, the wife did not know he was recording at the time of the conversations allegedly about Governor Greitens.