After initially denying reports of an affair, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill on Wednesday afternoon told AL.com that he had an inappropriate relationship with a 44-year-old woman and will not make an anticipated run for the U.S. Senate.
In an interview with AL.com on Wednesday morning, Merrill denied having had an affair and accused Cesaire McPherson of stalking and harassing him.
McPherson provided Al.com with a recording of an October 2020 conversation between her and Merrill, who is a Republican. In the 17-minute recording, Merrill and McPherson discuss various sexual acts they performed during dozens of romantic encounters that McPherson says took place between November 2017 and November 2020.
Looks like he was ready to victimize her as a crazy stalker until she produced the taped conversation. Good ol Family Values. At least hes off the Senate trail now.