US Rep. Sanford: Ex-wife's accusations 'crazy'

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
Mark Sanford

Mark Sanford

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford says accusations and requests made by his ex-wife Jenny in their contentious divorce, including that he undergo psychiatric tests, are "preposterous, crazy and wrong."

Jenny Sanford is asking that U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford undergo a psychiatric evaluation and take anger management and parenting courses in the latest filing in the couple's contentious divorce.

She also wants the court to appoint an impartial guardian to look after the interests of the youngest of their four sons.

Jenny Sanford also asked the court to seal the record concerning issues relating to their youngest. She says the change of circumstances that led her to request the psychiatric exam will be in a complaint filed once the record is sealed.

In a statement released to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Sanford says he has done everything he can to be both a good father and former husband since the couple divorced in 2010.

They split after then-Gov. Sanford disappeared from South Carolina in 2009. He returned from Argentina to acknowledge an affair with a woman to whom he is now engaged.

(Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.)


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