Last Updated on April 7, 2021
Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, whose adulterous affair with ex-mistress Cesaire McPherson was exposed by National File’s Patrick Howley this week, told McPherson “you know that I liked that” in reference to the sexual acts she performed on him during one of their meetings.
Merrill had previously claimed that the allegations of the affair with McPherson were false and that she was a “stalker,” but recanted these denials Wednesday after McPherson released audio that revealed Merrill admitting to various sexual acts in significant detail.
McPherson provided audio recordings of conversations between her and Merrill to Stew Peters of the Patriotically Correct radio show on Wednesday.
In one of the audio recordings, McPherson says, “But the next time I guess I won’t ever touch your ass again, since you hated that? Did you hate me sucking your c**k too, and swallowing your balls? Or is that something that you pretended that you liked, and then I was just a fool to keep doing it, ’cause you really didn’t like it?”
“No, you know that I liked that,” Merrill responded.
Patriotically Correct’s full interview with McPherson, which includes the first public release of the audio recordings, can be watched below.
Merrill denied McPherson’s accusations when they were first reported by National File this week, describing them as harassment, but later confessed to the affair when the audio recordings surfaced on Wednesday.
The Alabama Secretary of State confirmed that he will not be seeking election for the seat that will be vacated by Sen. Richard Shelby in 2022:
“It’s clear that I had an inappropriate relationship with her, and it is not something that I am proud of or something that is something that — I’m very disappointed in myself. I’m also disappointed that I allowed my family to be embarrassed by this action. And it’s something that I certainly will always regret because of the pain that it has caused my family,” John Merrill said, as reported by AL.com, which credits NATIONAL FILE for breaking the Merrill scoop.
“I will obviously not be a candidate for the United States Senate nor will I be seeking any other elected position in 2022, because I think it’s important to me to make sure that I become the man that I have been before and that I am working to put myself in the position to be the leader that I have been before, as a husband, as a father, as a friend and as an elected official.”