Husband of Ensign’s ex-mistress sought cash, according to aide
LAS VEGAS – An aide to Sen. John Ensign says the husband of the Nevada senator’s former mistress demanded “cash and other financial benefits” through an attorney.
Ensign spokesman Tory Mazzola says the demands from a lawyer for Doug Hampton were made within the past month.
Mazzola made the assertion in a Friday statement to The Associated Press. Mazzola says the Republican senator’s attorney is handling the matter.
Ensign on Tuesday acknowledged having an affair with Cindy Hampton, a former campaign aide.
Hampton’s lawyer, Daniel Albregts in Las Vegas, did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.