Attorneys for the woman who had an affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens say her ex-husband "betrayed her confidence" when he released a secret recording of her detailing the sexual encounter.

A St. Louis-area law firm released a statement saying the woman is "extremely distraught" that the information was given to news outlets.

The Republican governor acknowledged being "unfaithful" in his marriage after St. Louis television station KMOV broadcast a report Wednesday about his affair with a woman in 2015.

Greitens has denied more lurid allegations contained in the recorded conversation between the woman and her ex-husband.

The woman's attorneys say her ex-husband released the audio to news outlets without her permission. Her attorneys say she wants the media and public to leave her alone.

In related news, Greitens is delaying a planned tour to talk about his tax change proposals after admitting to having the extramarital affair. The Republican's spokesman said Monday that the governor will still unveil his policy goals this week, but that he's delaying a promotional tour.

Greitens acknowledged being "unfaithful" in his marriage after a Wednesday report by St. Louis television station KMOV about his affair with a woman in 2015.

Randy Kirby