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Anitere Flores and Oscar Braynon apologize, appearing to confirm affair


Flores and Braynon Herald filesBy Emily Mahoney

The Florida Legislature was abuzz Tuesday morning after an anonymous website was published, claiming to have photographic evidence of an affair between state Sens. Oscar Braynon of Miami Gardens and Anitere Flores of Miami.

Shortly before the annual legislative session began, the two issued a joint statement saying they "do not want gossip and rumors to distract from the important business of the people." However, they acknowledged "our longtime friendship evolved to a  level that we deeply regret."

"We have sought the forgiveness of our families, and also seek the forgiveness of our constituents and God," the statement read. "We ask everyone else to respect and provide our families the privacy that they deserve as we move past this to focus on the important work ahead."

Here is their full statement: 

"As this 2018 session of the Florida Legislature gets underway, we do not want gossip and rumors to distract from the important business of the people. That's why we are issuing this brief statement to acknowledge that our longtime friendship evolved to a level that we deeply regret. We have sought the forgiveness of our families, and also seek the forgiveness of our constituents and God. We ask everyone else to respect and provide our families the privacy that they deserve as we move past this to focus on the important work ahead."

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