Jim McGreevey announced to the world that he was a "gay American" and would resign after disclosing an extramarital affair with a man he'd put on the state payroll despite spotty qualifications. PLUS: Watch the speech, share your memories of that day. The resignation, which came as McGreevey faced a possible sexual harassment lawsuit from Golan Cipel, an Israeli he had named as his homeland security adviser, ended a tumultuous two-and-a-half-year governorship for the Democrat.
The women erupted in laughter, and Rosalie playfully flung her headband at the former governor of New Jersey. And "McGreeves," as some of the women call him, laughed, too. Then he quickly returned to the focus of the meeting: recovery.
James McGreevey resigned Thursday, announcing that he had an affair with a man and that this had left him vulnerable to "false allegations and threats of disclosure. McGreevey's voice hitched several times but he retained his composure. He said that his affair had brought great pain to his wife, Dina Matos McGreeveywho stood by his side as he spoke.
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James Edward McGreevey born August 6, is an American politician and member of the Democratic Partywho served as the 52nd Governor of New Jersey from until his resignation in He ran again in and was elected by a large margin. In earlyGovernor McGreevey was criticized for appointing his secret lover,  Israeli national Golan Cipelas homeland security adviser even though Cipel lacked experience or other qualifications for the position.
By Carl Campanile. January 8, pm Updated January 9, am. Former New Jersey Gov.
A former governor of New Jersey and his wife used to indulge in a weekly threesome with their chauffeur, it was claimed yesterday. Finland's foreign minister 'sent texts to topless dancer'. Less than a week after Eliot Spitzer resigned as New York state governor amid revelations he patronised an expensive prostitution service, the usually staid world of US state government has been shaken by allegations of another sex scandal.
Skip to contentor skip to search. In two decades of public life, I always approached the limelight with extreme caution. I invented overlapping narratives about who I was, and contrived backstories that played better not just in the ballot box but in my own mind. And then, to the best of my ability, I tried to be the man in those stories.
James McGreevey announced his resignation Thursday after revealing that he is gay and that he had an adulterous affair with a man. With his wife standing by his side, McGreevey -- a father of two -- spoke in calm tones as he described his struggle with his sexuality, "a certain sense that separated me from others. McGreevey's surprise resignation came as Golan Cipel, a former security aide to the governor, had readied a sexual harassment lawsuit against the governor, two Democratic sources told CNN.