Former Tenn. senator reflects on fall from grace - WKRN News 2

Former Tenn. senator reflects on fall from grace

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SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) - A former state senator from Tennessee says the scandal that drove him from office and cost him his marriage is a fall he must live with, but he has moved on.

Paul Stanley's affair with a legislative intern and a subsequent extortion attempt erupted in the summer of 2009.

The former conservative Republican lawmaker from the Memphis suburb of Germantown told WMC-TV he isn't a person who went after interns, but conceded he knew he was going to have an affair with 22-year-old McKensie Morrison as soon as he saw her.

Stanley now lives in Franklin and is the political editor of an online publication, The Christian Post.

Stanley has also written a book, "The Extortion of Forgiveness," which is set for release next year.

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