Eric Greitens cancels statewide tour amid affair fallout

Washington( CNN) Embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has called off a statewide expedition to promote a duty slashed hope as he continues to face fallout from bombshell charges that he threatened a onetime mistress with blackmail.

The tour, which was to include occurrences this week in Springfield, Kansas City, St. Louis and Joplin, would have differentiated Greitens’ first public appearings since the initial report on the allegations late Wednesday. The Republican governor has acknowledged he was involved in an extramarital affair but disavowed having made any threats.

Greitens shows positioned to persist out of the public eye this week, however, as the disagreement continues to twirl. Late Friday afternoon, the governor’s position contacted one of the companies set to be featured in the statewide tour and said the events were off.