SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) – A former state senator from Tennessee says the scandal that drove him from office and cost him his marriage is a fall he must live with, but he has moved on.
Paul Stanley's affair with a legislative intern and a subsequent extortion attempt erupted in the summer of 2009.
The former conservative Republican lawmaker from the Memphis suburb of Germantown told WMC-TV he isn't a person who went after interns, but conceded he knew he was going to have an affair with 22-year-old McKensie Morrison as soon as he saw her.
Stanley now lives in Franklin and is the political editor of an online publication, The Christian Post.
Stanley has also written a book, “The Extortion of Forgiveness,” which is set for release next year.
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