A new Fox News report says the Republican governor of New Jersey, who became the first person in the nation to publicly announce his resignation from office last week, was a “good Christian” who never hurt anyone.
Christie spokesman Tom Miller tells Fox News the governor was a friend of the family for decades and never mistreated anyone.
Miller says he has no reason to believe the governor knew of the inappropriate behavior of his family member, former staffer Kristin Womack, or even that he was aware of it.
Miller tells FoxNews.com the governor had no knowledge of Womak’s behavior, was not aware of Wamack’s relationship with a senior aide, and did not know that Womacack had engaged in inappropriate conduct.
Womack’s name was mentioned in a Fox News article published Thursday about the resignation.
Miller confirms Womacks behavior was not condoned and that the governor never said anything to her.
He says the governor’s resignation was a personal one and not related to her employment at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.WOMACK’S STATEMENT:I’ve never been accused of anything.
I’m not a victim.
I never felt like a victim in my life.
I’ve never had a problem in my lifetime.
I am not a predator.
I am not someone who needs to be abused or abused badly.
I’ve been abused and I’m still trying to recover from it.
I have faith in God.
My faith has always been strong.
I don’t believe in anything.
I’m just a normal, normal person.
I want people to understand that I’m a person of integrity, I’m just someone that wants to do the right thing, and that I can’t do it alone.
I can help people and I’ve done that in my career.
Miller told FoxNews that the news media has unfairly labeled Womacker a victim and a “predator” and that she was a victim of a smear campaign by some in the media.
Wamack says her name has been used to smear her as a “serial predator,” that she’s being unfairly portrayed as a bad person and that others have targeted her because she has made a public statement supporting the men’s rights movement.
Miller, however, says Womash has been a victim herself of the smear campaign.
Womeack was a key member of Christie’s transition team, and she’s been critical of the governor in interviews.
Womacked says Christie’s resignation has not impacted her work at the governor�s office, but that she is considering her options.
Womback told Fox News she has not been contacted by anyone at the New Jersey Democratic Party since Christie resigned.
She says she’s had no contact with the governor or his staff since he announced his resignation, but she has been contacted in the past by others involved in the transition.
Miller declined to provide Womacy�s last name, citing confidentiality issues, saying he is not comfortable sharing that information.
Miller said he did not have any indication Womaker was a Republican lobbyist who is known to have engaged in political activities.
Womaack told The New York Times earlier this year that she had a secret meeting with Christie, who told her to stay out of politics.
Womaack said she had not been to meetings with Christie since she became governor.
Miller has not said whether Womarack is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor in 2018.
He declined to answer a question about whether Christie is considering another run for governor.
Wompack says she believes Christie is the best candidate for the job because of his experience in government and because he’s a friend and trusted adviser.
She says she wants to make a difference and bring about change.