Thursday we broke the story about the charges Eric Finkbeiner, the former senior policy advisor to Governor Bob McDonnell (R), is facing after a tumultuous affair with a woman who is not his estranged wife.
Last night on NBC12 News at 11, Mr. Finkbeiner's accuser, Summer Hudson who is now facing charges herself spoke on camera to our Chris Thomas.
Finkbeiner's attorney also spoke to Chris. Todd Stone believes there are two sides to the story and appears prepared to make Hudson's character a key issue when the case goes to court.
As Chris points out in his report from Thursday night, this could be a question of "he said, she said".
Here is the NBC12 report:
Both sides will be back in court on June 20th. We will continue to keep a close eye on this case.
RICHMOND (WWBT)- The woman accusing one of Governor Bob McDonnell's former top aides of assault - is speaking out.
Summer Hudson says she has lived in fear of Washington Redskin's attorney Eric Finkbeiner for too long.
"When you are having to look over your shoulder all the time," said Summer Hudson. "It is just scary."
Hudson spoke to NBC 12 with her attorney by her side. Eric Finkbeiner, the former senior advisor for policy to Governor Bob McDonnell and the architect of the administration's failed effort to privatize the state's ABC stores, has been arrested on four different assault charges and three violations of a protective order.
"I'm tired of living in fear for such a long time," said Hudson. "Nobody wants to go through any type of situations of this sort."
Criminal complaints include a text message exchange in which Finkbeiner allegedly tells Hudson, "You are absolutely nothing and I pray for your painful and agonizing death."
On May 12, 2012 Hudson claims, "My arm and shoulder were in the door, and Eric kept slamming it on my arm."
"This young lady has brought to me probably more pictures, more text messages, more than any 3 clients put together," said Hudson's attorney George Edwards. "I would say the record speaks for itself. Ms. Hudson stopped in our office the other day completely distraught."
Finkbeiner is being represented by Todd Stone, who says his client is not guilty of the charges.
"Were you surprised by the charges?" we asked Stone.
"I am surprised that they came at this late stage," said Stone who notes the charges date back to May, October, and November of 2012. Our cameras were rolling when Stone called to notify Hudson they would be filing charges against her as well.
read Chris's full story on NBC12.com