An work to get previous Gov. Eric Greitens on the record about allegations of kid and spousal abuse before a public demo upcoming 7 days may well not realize success.
Greitens is in a dispute with his former spouse, Sheena Greitens, over jurisdiction of their baby custody arrangement. She needs it moved to Texas, the place she lives now, and he wants it to continue being in Boone County, in which their divorce was submitted in 2020.
Sheena Greitens’ attorney, Helen Wade, on Tuesday filed a detect that she intended to take a sworn deposition from Eric Greitens, which would have been the to start with time he has testified beneath oath about something because he was elected governor in 2016.
In reaction, Eric Greitens’ lawyer, Gary Stamper, submitted objections with the court docket, citing conflicts in two other situations for the July 13 deposition date. Just one conflict is a trial in a divorce situation, prior to the very same judge and with Wade as opposing counsel, scheduled to commence an hour just before the deposition time.
Wade set the deposition time and day without the need of an arrangement from Stamper that he and his client would be readily available at that time, Stamper wrote in a filing with the court docket on Wednesday.
The Greitens situation “is no more significant than any other scenario,” Stamper wrote in his objections.
Due to the fact of the conflict, “good bring about exists” for an purchase to safeguard Stamper’s customers “from undue stress occasioned by Petitioner’s counsel personal choices.”
Stamper declined to remark on the submitting.
Wade could not be reached for remark on Stamper’s objections.
The scenario is set for a July 15 trial prior to Associate Circuit Choose Leslie Schneider. Wade has claimed she intends to place Eric Greitens on the witness stand.
Sheena Greitens has designed two sworn statements to the court docket alleging her ex-partner engaged in physical and psychological abuse in 2018 and that she had photos and other documents to demonstrate it.
In reaction, Eric Greitens has accused his ex-spouse of lying and becoming manipulated by his Republican enemies who want to defeat him in the Aug. 2 Senate most important.
In June, Sheena Greitens gave an job interview to The Unbiased and furnished email messages demonstrating her issues about true and threatened violence in the course of 2018, ahead of and instantly immediately after allegations of sexual misconduct and marketing campaign finance violations forced Eric Greitens’ resignation as governor.
Sheena Greitens said she agreed to the job interview, and to launch the emails, because of threats she received after her ex-husband’s Senate marketing campaign posted a video depicting him toting a gun and looking his political opponents.