Though former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford (R) is trying to re-launch his political career, ruined a few years back when he left office disgraced after telling his staff he was “hiking the Appalachian trail” while in reality he was seeing his mistress in Argentina, he’s having some trouble escaping his old life.
On Tuesday night, the AP revealed that Sanford’s now-ex wife Jenny Sanford has filed a complaint that her ex-husband trespassed on her property, in violation of their divorce settlement:
The complaint says Jenny Sanford confronted the former governor leaving her Sullivans Island home on Feb. 3 by a rear door, using his cell phone for a flashlight. Her attorney filed the complaint the next day.[...]
The complaint was filed in February and a family court judge last month set the May 9 hearing date where Sanford will have to show cause why he should not be held in contempt for violating the couple’s divorce settlement.
“I am doing my best not to get in the way of his race,” Jenny Sanford, who for a time considered running herself, told the AP. “I want him to sink or swim on his own. For the sake of my children I’m trying my best not to get in the way, but he makes things difficult for me when he does things like trespassing.“
Jenny Sanford added to the Post and Courier that it was her “understanding that the documents would remain sealed, along with our divorce agreement.”
A judge has set Sanford’s court date for two days after his special election against Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch. Her office has issued “no comment” on the trespassing allegations.