Congressman Clay's Divorce Spilling Into a "He Said, She Said" Affair

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U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay
U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay
Lacy Clay's divorce filings remains under seal, but that hasn't stopped the congressman and his wife from commenting on the break-up.

Yesterday, Ivie Clay, released a statement saying that she was shocked to first find out about her husband's divorce filing last week through the media.

"I and my children are devastated and embarrassed that my husband let us find out from the children's friends and the media that he had filed for divorce, and mostly that he still has not contacted our children. I would have wanted to prepare the children.

"I have been a loving, supportive wife throughout our 17-year marriage. I have raised the children and held down the fort so that my husband could work 4 days a week, first in Jefferson City and now in Washington, DC, travel overseas, and do everything required to fulfill the duties of his elected office - all while working my own full-time job."

In response, Clay put out a statement of his own.

"This is a time of great sadness for my family and me. My wife and I have been discussing this situation for a number of months and this action should not have come as a surprise to anyone. Of course, my first concern is for our children, whom I love dearly, and for their peace & privacy. I will continue to be a devoted father to them, and I hope that the public will understand that this is a difficult, private family matter that will hopefully be resolved amicable and swiftly by all parties."
Given the immediate reaction from both sides on the issue, this case is bound to get a lot more interesting before it's over. I've got feelers out there for more scoop on the issue. You'll be the first to know what I uncover.

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