Woman who claims affair with Missouri Governor speaks out

Her identity is still unknown to the public, but the woman who allegedly had a scandalous affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens a year before he was elected has spoken out for the first time to defend herself — in a fight she said she never wanted.

Known in court documents simply by her initials "K.S." and sometimes referred to as "Witness 1," the woman said she's in the "middle of the most difficult, crazy fight that I didn't ask to be a part of," according to NBC News affiliate KSDK.

"I didn't want this. I wasn't out to get anyone. I really was just trying to live my life," she said.

While Greitens has admitted to the affair with the woman, he denies accusations of blackmail and sexual violence.

"Above all, I am sorry for the pain that this process and my actions have caused my family, my friends and the people of Missouri," Greitens said in a statement earlier this month.

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Vice President Mike Pence and Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens walk through the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, Mo., on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, after viewing some of the damage done last weekend when more than 150 headstones were overturned. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS via Getty Images)
Eric Greitens kisses his wife, Sheena, before giving his victory speech after winning the Missouri governor's race on November 8, 2016, at his election watch party at the Double Tree Hotel in Chesterfield, Mo. Greitens has admitted he had an extramarital affair in 2015. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Eric Greitens Founder and CEO, The Mission Continues speaks at the Robin Hood Veterans Summit at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The Robin Hood Foundation)
Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens and wife Sheena hold their children, Jacob (left) and Joshua, while addressing the media after casting their vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 at the St. Louis Public Library Schlafly branch in St. Louis, Mo. (Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Former Deputy Commissioner for Counter Terrorism of the NYPD Michael Sheehan and Navy SEALs Lieutenant Commander Eric Greitens appear on NBC News' TODAY show (Photo by Heidi Gutman/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNIVERSITY CITY, MO - FEBRUARY 22: Anita Feigenbaum, executive director at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery speaks to the crowd on February 22, 2017 in University City, Missouri. Governor Eric Greitens (R) and US Vice President Mike Pence (L) were on hand to speak to over 300 volunteers who helped cleanup after the recent vandalism. Since the beginning of the year, there has been a nationwide spike in incidents including bomb threats at Jewish community centers and reports of anti-semitic graffiti. (Photo: Michael Thomas/ Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Author and Navy Seal Eric Greitens attends the 2013 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jennifer Graylock/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 09: (L-R) Chris Marvis, Greg Grunberg, Eric Greitens and Christopher Gorham attend Got Your 6 and The Mission Continues Service Project Event at The Globe Theater inside Universal Studios Hollywood on November 9, 2012 in Universal City, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)
Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens makes his ballot selections on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 at the St. Louis Public Library Schlafly branch in St. Louis, Mo. (Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Author and Navy Seal Eric Greitens attends the 2013 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jennifer Graylock/Getty Images)
HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 03: (L-R) E.A. 'Buddy' Grantham, Director of the Office of Veterans Affairs for City of Houston, Erika Putinski, Home Depot, Eric Greitens, The Mission Continues and Frederick Wellman of ScoutComms at The Home Depot Foundation & The Mission Continues Partner to repair and rennovate American Legion Post #416 on November 3, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Eric Greitens and guest attend GQ's Gentlemen's Ball Presented By Gentleman Jack, Land Rover, Movado, and Nautica at The Edison Ballroom on October 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for GQ)
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The affair was first made public by the woman's ex-husband, but it was Greitens' denial of certain parts of her story that pushed her to speak up.

"The second that he denied the things that were the most hurtful, that were the most difficult for me to now have to relive, I just realized now I have this decision. The only ethical thing I felt I could do is to tell the truth," she said.

On May 15, prosecutors abruptly dropped a felony invasion-of-privacy charge against Greitens, which had alleged that he had taken a revealing photo of the unidentified woman. The woman has also made claims that Greitens coerced her into a sexual act while she was crying on the floor of his home.

A special prosecutor has since been appointed to determine if the case should be re-filed against the governor, but the governor still declared victory following the dropped felony charge.

Greitens, however, remains charged with a second felony in St. Louis for allegedly disclosing a donor list from a St. Louis-based veterans' charity he founded for use in his political campaign. No trial date has been set for that case.

The first-term Republican governor has so far ignored calls to resign and Missouri's Republican legislative leaders have said they are still holding a month-long special session to consider whether to impeach Greitens in an attempt to remove him from office.

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