JEFFERSON CITY • The Missouri Supreme Court says a woman who had an extramarital affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens must turn over her cellphone for a forensic investigation.
The high court's decision Saturday follows the woman's request Friday to block an order requiring her phone to be examined by a court-appointed expert.
St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison on Friday ordered the woman to produce her phone on Monday. The order came in a criminal case in which Greitens is accused of taking a photo of the woman in a compromising position without her consent. The Republican governor is charged with invasion of privacy.
The charge stems from a sexual encounter they had at Greitens' home in 2015, before he was elected governor. He has denied criminal wrongdoing.
The woman's attorney had argued that the order is burdensome and invades her privacy.
Burlison said Friday that Richard Callahan, a senior Cole County circuit judge and former U.S. attorney in St. Louis, will serve as a special master over how the phone's contents are downloaded and shared with the defense.