Mistress Admits Relationship With Sanford

Argentine woman denies beau leaked embarrassing emails
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2009 10:28 PM CDT
In this undated video frame grab, taken from a C5N TV Channel from Argentina report sometime during the Sept.11, 2001 twin towers attacks in New York, Argentine Maria Belen Chapur delivers a report.   (AP Photo/C5N TV)
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(Newser) – The Argentine woman identified as Mark Sanford’s mistress acknowledged her relationship with the South Carolina governor, the AP reports. María Belén Chapur confirmed that someone hacked her email account last year and sent her correspondence with Sanford to the State newspaper of Columbia, SC. However, contrary to previous reports, she said the hacker was not a friend or jilted lover of hers.

"I have a strong suspicion of who is responsible for this evil act that was directed at me but also destroyed the lives of so many others," Chapur said. "But without sufficient proof, and for legal reasons, I am obligated to not reveal the name. It is not for me to judge anyone. I leave it all in the hands of God.”