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SHOCK!!!: Family values S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley (R) named "other woman" in divorce filings

Yet another one. She denied it, but he swore it happened!

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is one of three “other women” named in a divorce lawsuit filed in Richland County, S.C. earlier this month.

According to court documents obtained exclusively by FITS, Jennifer Marchant – wife of prominent S.C. State House lobbyist Larry Marchant – is suing her husband for divorce on the grounds of infidelity.

One of the three women Marchant accuses her husband of cheating on her with? You guessed it … Haley.

“On or about June 2, 2010, (Larry Marchant) publicly admitted to having an affair with a woman well-known to the parties and the citizens of the State of South Carolina,” the lawsuit reads. “(Jennifer Marchant) was humiliated and embarrassed by (her husband’s) public admission and was unable to appear in public for some time. Eventually, (Jennifer) conditionally forgave (Larry)’s adulterous behavior.”

Damn …

The lawsuit was filed in Richland County family court on February 6 . A preliminary hearing in the case has been scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on February 20.

[bold]Marchant submitted an affidavit in October 2010 - swearing that he and Haley had a one night stand in Salt Lake City, Utah in June 2008.[/bold]

(For details about that alleged encounter, click here).

Haley categorically denied Marchant’s claim. In fact she said Marchant was unable to prove the two of them were ever alone together on the Salt Lake City trip.

“We’ve had representatives go on the record that said we were in a group setting all the time,” Haley told former Columbia, S.C. radio host Keven Cohen at the time.

Other sources who went on the Salt Lake City trip have disputed Haley’s claim, however.

“They left the W lounge together,” one of these sources confirmed to FITS, referring to a dance club located three blocks away from the Marriott hotel where the South Carolina delegation was staying.

Another source also confirmed seeing Haley and Marchant on the corner of Broadway and Southwest Temple streets in downtown Salt Lake City at around 2:25 a.m. as the pair walked back to their hotel room.

Marchant’s affidavit was dismissed at the time by Haley’s lawyers because it was not submitted in connection with a court case. Meanwhile Haley refused to submit an affidavit attesting to her version of events.

“It’s up to them to prove it,” Haley told WSPA TV 7 reporter Robert Kittle. “It’s not up to me to prove that I’m telling the truth. It’s up to them to prove that is true.”

So … will Marchant change his story in open court – with a possible perjury charge and hundreds of thousands of dollars hanging in the balance?

Stay tuned …

by Anonymousreply 2902/28/2013

What a whore!

by Anonymousreply 102/18/2013

She's too attractive to cheat with that guy.

Of course he WAS a lobbyist, maybe she figured she could get out of giving him what he was lobbying for.

by Anonymousreply 202/18/2013

What is it about SC? First Sanford and now her.

by Anonymousreply 302/18/2013

I wonder if any of the Christians who troll this site can explain to me why "Thou shalt not commit adultery" is in the Ten Commandments and "man shall not lie with mankind as with womankind" is stuck way down in Leviticus along with "don't eat shellfish," "don't eat pork" and "don't fuck a woman when she's on the rag"? If gay-hating was so important to Jehovah, why isn't the anti-homo directive in the Ten Commandments? And why do Christians, like Haley, want to criminalize homosexuality in accordance with biblical law, yet don't want to make adultery a crime when it's up there with murder and theft?

by Anonymousreply 402/18/2013

Oh good I've always hated her.

by Anonymousreply 502/18/2013

R4: Many evangelicals consider the "no adultery" commandment to refer to any sex outside marriage. That's one more reason they're pushing back so hard against gay marriage.

by Anonymousreply 602/18/2013

But R6, you can't commit adultery unless you're married -- if an unmarried person has sex with a married person, the unmarried person isn't committing adultery, he/she is just a participant in the married person's adultery.

If an unmarried person has sex, he/she is committing fornication. None of the Ten Commandments says "thou shalt not commit fornication" -- only "adultery" is specifically forbidden.

Surely God had a dictionary when he wrote the Ten Commandments?

by Anonymousreply 702/18/2013

In Utah? Well, that makes sense. That is one hot, sexy place. Who could resist the siren call?

by Anonymousreply 802/18/2013

I live in Charleston and can tell you that this story is getting absolutely no attention here...very odd.

by Anonymousreply 902/18/2013

I went to Catholic high school and when some of us pointed out that fornication wasn't in the ten commandments, we were told that it came under adultery since it was sex without the sacrament of marriage. I don't know if this was Vatican policy adopted on as they went basis and as needed back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 1002/18/2013

I'm just telling you what many churches preach, R7:

"The Sixth Commandment encompasses ALL disordered sexual acts and offenses against chastity and marriage. "Thou shall not commit adultery" is shorthand. The commandment encompasses fornication, adultery, masturbation, pornography, prostitution, incest, bigamy, polygamy, bestiality, contraception, and all such offenses against chastity in and outside marriage."

And it's not just churches – North Carolina statute defines adultery as the "lewd and lascivious" association, bedding, and cohabitation of any man and woman not married to each other. They can be single or married (just not to each other).

by Anonymousreply 1102/18/2013

An unmarked perso who has sex with a married person is most definitely guilty of adultery according to the Catholic tradition.

by Anonymousreply 1202/18/2013

The military also uses adultry to prosecute single men who have sex with a married woman. It seems that when husbands are sent overseas, some wives begin to stray with those left behind.

by Anonymousreply 1302/18/2013

Interesting, R9. I can only assume media there are owned by corps with a conservative outlook like Clear Channel.

by Anonymousreply 1402/18/2013

Charleston has only one newspaer, The Post & Courier. They refuse to cover many political scandals, as well as malfeasance at the local and public medical university.

by Anonymousreply 1502/18/2013

Ugh. I meant "unmarried" not "unmarked."

by Anonymousreply 1602/18/2013

She's cheated on her husband like, now, 4 times? Is he gay?

by Anonymousreply 1702/18/2013

The chickens always come home to roost!!

LOL!!!

by Anonymousreply 1802/18/2013

Isn't she Indian? Shouldn't her brothers and uncles be setting her on fire for disgracing the family or something?

by Anonymousreply 1902/18/2013

She's a frontrunner for the VP slot in 2016, or was. Republicans will need a woman on the ticket if Hillary runs. Not that it will help them any.

by Anonymousreply 2002/18/2013

[quote]"The Sixth Commandment encompasses ALL disordered sexual acts and offenses against chastity and marriage. "Thou shall not commit adultery" is shorthand. The commandment encompasses fornication, adultery, masturbation, pornography, prostitution, incest, bigamy, polygamy, bestiality, contraception, and all such offenses against chastity in and outside marriage."

Seems kind of cheap, using shorthand in something as important as the Ten Commandments. Still, when you're using a chisel, it must be pretty tedious to spell out "fornication, adultery, masturbation, pornography, prostitution, incest, bigamy, polygamy, bestiality, contraception, and all such offenses against chastity" (even if you are a god).

by Anonymousreply 2102/18/2013

Was "family values" an actual part of her platform when running for office?

by Anonymousreply 2202/19/2013

Not polygamy, not bigamy, R11.

by Anonymousreply 2302/19/2013

R22 - Are you really this naive?

by Anonymousreply 2402/19/2013

Has this made it into any real newspapers or media outlets yet?

by Anonymousreply 2502/19/2013

Nope. This is the first time I've heard of the story. I'm sure CNN will have wall-to-wall coverage for 8 straight hours.

by Anonymousreply 2602/19/2013

The story by fitnews.com has been out since last Tuesday and it's been barely picked by any other sources. Just a few small sites I'd never heard of before. Here's more from the guy who is supposed to appear at a preliminary divorce hearing tomorrow. Maybe once there's more than a filing it will become news.

We finally reached the veteran lobbyist this week – but he sounded confused when we asked him point blank if he intended to stand by his story.

“I don’t know,” Marchant told FITS.

Wait … he doesn’t know?

Marchant quickly clarified his comment.

“No, that’s not what I mean … I know what I’m going to … you just … you caught me with my mind on something else,” he stammered.

Hmmmm …

After a bit of hemming and hawing, Marchant finally said “look, I can’t talk about this” and referred us to his lawyers.

Marchant’s wife, Jennifer, sued him for divorce in Richland County family court on February 6 . A preliminary hearing in the case has been scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on February 20.

by Anonymousreply 2702/19/2013

You can tell she is one of the people they want to push on us as a presidential candidate

by Anonymousreply 2802/19/2013

Wondered what was happening with this. It seems like she has friends in high places. There's only one news outlet that is reporting this.

Eager to avoid the glare of television cameras, a Richland County, S.C. family court judge delayed the preliminary hearing of a divorce case involving S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley.

No official reason for the delay was provided, but a hearing scheduled for last week in the case of Marchant v. Marchant was indefinitely suspended not long after this website broke the story.

“They were spooked by the media calls they were receiving,” a source familiar with the delay tells FITS.

Jennifer Marchant is suing her husband, prominent S.C. State House lobbyist Larry Marchant, for divorce – alleging that he engaged in at least three extramarital affairs over the course of their marriage. One of those “affairs?” Marchant’s one-night-stand with then-S.C. Rep. Nikki Haley in Salt Lake City in 2008.

“On or about June 2, 2010, (Larry Marchant) publicly admitted to having an affair with a woman well-known to the parties and the citizens of the State of South Carolina,” the lawsuit reads. “(Jennifer Marchant) was humiliated and embarrassed by (her husband’s) public admission and was unable to appear in public for some time. Eventually, (Jennifer) conditionally forgave (Larry)’s adulterous behavior.”

Marchant has previously signed a sworn affidavit affirming his version of events – however Haley’s lawyers dismissed it because the affidavit was not offered within the context of a pending trial and (according to them) not subject to the state’s perjury law.

Meanwhile Haley has refused to sign an affidavit in support of her claim that she has been “100 percent faithful” to her husband for the duration of their 17-year marriage.

There has been considerable speculation as to whether Marchant – whose claim of an affair with Haley was broadly ridiculed – will change his story in light of the potential loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

So far he is refusing to comment on the case …

Obviously we’ll let you know as soon as the case is rescheduled.

What’s Haley’s exposure here? Obviously we don’t see any situation in which the governor would be compelled to testify in open court, however she could be forced to answer questions under oath as part of a deposition.

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by Anonymousreply 2902/28/2013
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