Attorney in Greitens' case knows source of $100,000 payment - KMOV.com

Attorney in Greitens' case knows source of $100,000 payment

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Al Watkins speaks to media outside a downtown St. Louis courthouse Monday afternoon. (KMOV) Al Watkins speaks to media outside a downtown St. Louis courthouse Monday afternoon. (KMOV)

ST, LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A new revelation about the source of payments to a key player in the Invasion of Privacy case against Missouri governor Eric Greitens came to light in court Friday. 

Al Watkins, the attorney for the woman's ex-husband, says he knows who paid him two $50,000 cash payments. Now, the judge says he's got to say who it is. 

The governor's defense team says they want to know what motivated the ex-husband to come forward to News 4 and other media outlets. Even the lawyers now have lawyers in the case that just keeps getting more complex.

Earlier in the week, Watkins stood on the steps of the courthouse and told reporters that he had recieved two anonymous cash payments. He's now hired attorneys who told the judge Friday the payments came from one of Watkins' clients, but they argued that Watkins shouldn't have to reveal who it is, saying it's not relevant.  The attorneys argued that Watkins wasn't in the basement when Greitens is alleged to have taken a picture of a woman without her consent. 

But Greitens' attorney Ed Dowd argued that they want to know about the payment because it could have given the woman's ex-husband motivation to come forward. 

The judge agreed that it's relevant to the case to explore that and ordered Watkins to answer questions during deposition about who gave him the money.

The Greitens trial is set to start May 14.

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