Lobbyist Larry Marchant, who on Wednesday became the second man to claim he had an affair with South Carolina Republican gubernatorial hopeful Nikki Haley, is dishing details on his alleged one-night stand with the candidate.
"I had an inappropriate physical relationship with Nikki Haley," Marchant explains in an interview with WCBD in Charleston. "We had gone to dinner, I had some drinks, and things happened and that was it. It was one time and one time only... I spent the night with Ms. Haley and we had sexual relations, we had sex."
Marchant added: "I know in my heart what happened, and she's knows in her heart what happened.
The big twist is that Marchant has been serving as a political consultant to South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, a rival of Haley's in the governor's race.
Meanwhile, Haley vehemently denies that she had a sexual relations with Marchant, whose announcement came the same day as the primary frontrunner released a campaign ad subtly attempting to do damage control amid earlier allegations she had an extramarital affair with conservative blogger Will Folks. Making a cameo in the 30-second spot is Haley's husband Michael.
When asked in the interview about Haley's claim that she's been "100% faithful to her husband," Marchant simply states, "That's not true ... I know she was making some very, very strong statements about her relationship and it bothered me."
Watch the interview with Marchant:
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