Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill says he is the victim of a 4-year long sex-based smear campaign that has reached political allies and foes alike, his church, friends, family, lobbyists and a political organization Sex friends Huntsville had endorsed him.
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Several months ago an anonymous emailer sent the allegations to every legislator, lobbyist and public official in the Sex friends Huntsville capital, he said. The allegations stem from a deposition in the divorce of a Tuscaloosa area couple. Merrill, married 29 years, was not a witness in that proceeding. But one Sex friends Huntsville examined in a sworn deposition is the relationship between the woman in the couple and Merrill, which included a brief sexual encounter.
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When excerpts from the deposition circulated anew over recent weeks, a reporter from AL. Merrill came to AL.Mature Women Looking For Sex In Verona County
He discussed the situation in detail and freely answered questions Huntville it. Merrill said the woman's assertion that they had a consensual encounter in September is correct.
But he said, she was the aggressor, taking him by surprise, and he denied it went as far as her performing oral sex on him, as she friendd. Merrill said that he and the woman kissed, she unbuttoned his shirt, undid his belt, fondled him, and then he stopped her from going further.
She testified that they both had clothing partially removed, they touched Sex friends Huntsville another sexually and she performed oral sex on him. She said she wanted to have intercourse but Merrill declined.
Merrill told AL. The two men discussed that Merrill might be able to talk to her and find a way Hunysville help fix the couple's marriage.
The official court file is sealed - which is not an uncommon step in frinds cases - and AL. Robert Bentley and state officials in Montgomery, Ala. The parts of the deposition that mention Merrill arise as lawyers for the man in the divorce case are using the woman's extra-marital conduct to challenge her suitability as Sex friends Huntsville parent.
The deposition was on Sept. Merrill said allegations around the incident first surfaced during his campaign for state representative in That election was on Nov. Merrill said that allegations and leaked pages have dogged him over the years, Huntsvville explanations to friends, family, his church, and even political organizations wondering whether to "de-endorse" him. Most recently, they were referred to on an Friehds politics blog, and Sex friends Huntsville passages were posted in Sex friends Huntsville comments section of an AL.
That story was about State Rep. Merrill Huhtsville in his AL. Wilson mornig nsa fun, 51, said he met the man involved in the divorce case in the late s, and they became friends.Pierson-IA Couple Sex
He met Sex friends Huntsville woman through her husband. Merrill said he was close to the man and had lunch with him occasionally, but Sex friends Huntsville not often socialize Huntdville the woman.
Merrill told our journalists that during a lunch at Cypress Inn in Februarythe man said his wife was having an affair Cocoa maine hotties a co-worker at the Tuscaloosa school where she worked.
Sex friends Huntsville says he offered to speak to her at the school to see what he could do, but the man said it might be difficult to find her alone. Four months after the men's discussion of the woman's affair, in Junethe man sued for divorce. The woman then counter-sued. The deposition indicates that child custody issues and property issues were in dispute. He said he wished to counsel her and check on her in the midst Huntville a heated divorce.
The woman said they first met during the first Sex friends Huntsville of school. In the three weeks following that meeting, they met three more times, also in public places, Merrill said.
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Merrill said the woman called him and asked to meet on Sunday, Sept. In her deposition, the woman said Merrill asked her about getting together that Sunday, but acknowledged that she suggested the location, saying she had to go there anyway to return a parking pass. That Sex friends Huntsville where the encounter happened that Merrill and the woman describe differently. Merrill told reporters: She kissed me, I kissed her back. Then she started unbuttoning my shirt, Sex friends Huntsville after that, she started to become more aggressive, and she actually did some other things in trying to engage me in some physical activity with her, which I declined, and I indicated to her that I was not going to do that.
That interaction - from the initial conversation to Sex friends Huntsville shutting it down- lasted about eight minutes, Merrill said. The woman testified that they spent several hours together that day, but most of the time just involved talking. Asked why the discrepancy exists between his Sex friends Huntsville and what the Hours and Oxnard men xxx testified to 10 days after the incident, Merrill said:.
Hot redhead waitress at applebees I do know this - I'd know if that oral sex had happened. I Sex friends Huntsville know that, and I know it didn't. Obviously, I made a lot of mistakes in this process, but that was obviously the biggest one because I put myself in a position to be alone with her in a secluded location.
She got mad, and she said 'I'm leaving,' and she went out the door. Merrill said that when he went to leave, she was still outside. They went back in and talked for some time before leaving, he said. And she's very attractive, but I knew that it was not right, and that's why I didn't do it, and I knew that I wasn't going to do it. That's the Sex friends Huntsville time that I have seen her. The woman's testimony supports that Merrill met her saying he wanted to try to help with her failing marriage.
She also said that the two exchanged sexually-toned text messages and "very sexual" phone conversations in the weeks leading to the condo encounter.
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She said that Merrill often mentioned that he "always needed sex" and Sex friends Huntsville times they discussed use of condoms. She also discussed her suspicion that Merrill had "set her up" on behalf of her then husband, by becoming close to her. She Sex friends Huntsville that the day before her deposition she called Merrill to ask if Sex friends Huntsville had set her up, and Merrill responded no.
She also testified that she loved Merrill, loved the man she was having an affair with, and loved her husband, but differently as the father of her children. Merrill acknowledged text messaging with her but Sex friends Huntsville it was not sexual. At one point in the deposition, the woman Sex friends Huntsville asked if she began working a job with an after-school program John Merrill ran as part of his job at Tuscaloosa County Schools.
She responded yes. Due to gaps in the deposition, the context of that question - including the time period the questioning attorney is referencing - is not clear. However, Merrill told AL. Rumors Very sexual hung Akron male the web have linked her employment to the incident and allegations, but an AL. Tuscaloosa County Schools said she was employed in the district from Aug. The district noted that a person could be employed in the district, but on leave.
Merrill said he called his friend, the man involved in the divorce case, to set up a lunch meeting in the week following the encounter at the townhouse.
He said he told the man about multiple messages and phone calls with the woman, and the incident of Sept.
I told him, I said, 'I don't know how Sex friends Huntsville stop this, I don't know how to end it, and I don't know what to do and I've done all I can do, and I want to make you aware of this because I can't do this'. The man declined a request to discuss the case on the record with AL. Merrill said he called the woman once more to ask her to stop contacting him, and to let her know he'd talked to her husband. Sex friends Huntsville also talked to his wife and his pastor, he Ladies want casual sex Bradenton Florida AL.
Merrill said he spoke Sex friends Huntsville the man once more at a fundraising event, but the conversation did not go well. Following that conversation, the man's attorney requested that Merrill not communicate with the man anymore, he said.
He fielded calls from friends who heard rumors for about 6 months following the deposition and sexual incident with the woman, he said. Merrill said he does not know who leaked the documents or started the rumors, or who is spreading them. In the spring ofMerrill said, a prominent Alabama political organization and political Sex friends Huntsville committee caught wind of the deposition.
Merrill said that in Februarywhen he was running for the Republican nomination for Secretary of State, he was approached by a supporter of one of his opponents.
That person, whose name Merrill does not recall, told Merrill, "I've seen some papers on you. Merrill did not name the person. In May ofMerrill said, Sex friends Huntsville was forwarded an e-mail that was circulating among Montgomery officials. It contained what Merrill was told was a lawyer's summary of the contents Sex friends Huntsville the deposition. According to Merrill, that e-mail was sent out by a "Tuscaloosa Anne," who he believes was "not a real person.
Also in Maya Scribd user named "tuscaloosaanne" posted a partial transcript of American bbws Wilmington deposition to the document service Scribd. That is the version AL. Merrill Sex friends Huntsville he dealt with the allegations in the deposition in private from May through the Athletic married guy seeking a female for private time thursday night 15 runoff election.
The matter popped up again last week after Todd threatened to 'out' Montgomery officials who have affairs. An email from anonymousalabama hotmail.
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The e-mail linked to the deposition posted by tuscaloosaanne. Merrill, a Republican, became Secretary of State after the Nov. The office is a constitutional office responsible for maintaining more than 1, different records, including business, election, political fundraising, and Vegas strip european club and trademark records, and administrating elections.