Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama is alleged to have carried on an extramarital affair with his top advisor, Rebekah Mason.

Gov. Robert Bentley Sex Scandal

There have been whispers about a possible affair between Bentley and Mason for at least the last year, since Bentley’s wife filed for divorce from the politician. However, more recently, additional evidence brought forth by former Alabama Law Enforcement Agency chief Spencer Collier –including taped recordings of him making suggestive comments to Mason – has come to light that forced Bentley to address the rumors.

“At times in the past, have I said things that I should not have said?” Bentley told reporters yesterday. “Absolutely. That’s what I’m saying today.”

What exactly did Bentley say to Mason?

“Baby, let me know what I am going to do when I start locking the door. If we are going to do what we did the other day, we are going to have to start locking the door. ”

“You know I just I worry about sometimes I love so you much. I worry about loving you so much.”

As for the talk of “love,” Bentley dismissed that by claiming that he loves all members of his staff, but has more love for others – “others” presumably including Mason.

“I love many members of my staff, in fact, all the members of my staff,” said Bentley. “Do I love some more than others, absolutely.”

Bentley, while admitting some wrongdoing in regard to his words, has steadfastly maintained that his wrongdoings to not extend into actions. The politician, who ran for election and re-election to be Alabama’s governor on a platform of strong social conservative values and who is a deacon and Sunday school teacher, has a lot of his base supporters to lose if the allegations ultimately prove to be true.

“As a man of faith, this to me is very serious. … We’re always failing – we’re human – but this is the Bible Belt. A lot of the popularity that got Dr. Robert Bentley elected was talking about his faith and being a Sunday school teacher and a deacon of his church,” state legislator Rep. Allen Farley, R-McCalla, said, according to AL.com. Those things resonated with the Republicans in Alabama, so you can see how this resonates with the same people.”

It’s unknown if a state or federal investigation is being launched into the governor’s office at this time.

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