‘This picture will be everywhere’: Cheating governor accused of blackmailing mistress with S&M photo: Report

Another cheating governor, Eric Greitens, 43, has been accused by a news station of blackmailing his mistress with a steamy half-nude, sadomasochistic photo to keep her from exposing the affair to his wife.

KMOV.com first reported the shocking blackmail allegations after Missouri Gov. Greitens admitted his infidelity by cheating on his wife Sheena in an extramarital affair.

“Eric took responsibility and we dealt with this together honestly and privately,” the governor and his wife said in a released statement.

Reportedly, the fling happened in 2015, the New York Post said. Yet, what the governor’s statement didn’t address was the allegations that Gov. Greitens attempted to use an S&M pic in an attempt to buy his mistress’ silence.

KMOV obtained a recording made by the mistress within days of her first sexual tryst. They have not released the woman’s name and she is not going on the record about the blackmail allegation.

According to the women’s ex-husband who is also heard on the recording Greitens took the so-called “blackmail” photo during that first session.

The woman – identified as Greitens former hairdresser – confessed to her then-hubby about the affair. She reportedly told him that Greitens took a picture of her bound, blindfolded and nearly nude.

“He stepped back, I saw a flash through the blindfold and he said, ‘You’re never going to mention my name, otherwise this picture will be everywhere,” the woman claimed Greitens had told her.

“There is no blackmail and that claim is false,” the governor’s lawyer James Bennet said.

“This personal matter has been addressed by the governor and Mrs. Greitens privately years ago.”

This latest allegation follows in the wake of another blackmail claim directed at another prominent love rat governor. CrimeOnline previously reported that New York governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned in 2008 following revelations of his sexual encounters with numerous prostitutes, has been accused of trying to silence a Russian hooker who claims the “Luv Gov” tried to kill her.

[Feature Photo: Eric Greitens via AP/Jeff Roberson, File]