- GOP presidential candidate has apologised for affairs
- But now Anne Manning has spoken of a 'fling' in 1977
- She claims they had sexual relations in Washington
- Experts say his behaviour suggests he's a 'sex addict'
Last updated at 10:58 PM on 7th December 2011
Sexual deviance, regardless of its truth, has already brought down Herman Cain. But Newt Gingrich is so far holding up stronger than his fallen rival.
However now an ‘ex-mistress’ has told the National Enquirer that the GOP presidential candidate, who cheated on two previous wives, is a ‘hypocrite'.
Anne Manning claims she performed a sex act on him in his Washington D.C. hotel room while he was still married to his first wife Jackie in 1977.
‘He always talks about being big on family values but he doesn’t practice what he preaches,’ Ms Manning told the National Enquirer.
‘I wasn’t planning to say a word about him, but voters need to know what sort of man they’re being asked to support,’ the businesswoman added.
Ms Manning, who was on his congressional campaign, claimed they did not have intercourse because then 'he could say he had not slept with me'.
‘If Newt acted in the way Anne alleged, his behaviour is consistent with sex addicts,’ sex addiction expert George Collins told the National Enquirer.
These details may been brought back to light as part of a smear campaign from opponents of the man who could take on Barack Obama for the presidency next year.
He has said voters should look to the 'strong marriage' he has with his current wife Callista and consider the 'forgiveness' he sought from God.
Mr Gingrich married his first wife Jackie Battley, his former high school geometry teacher, in 1962 when he was 19 years old and she was 26.
He is said to have demanded a divorce from Ms Battley while she was in hospital for cancer treatment, but has always disputed this.
Ms Ginther went on to become his second wife in 1981, six months after his divorce with Ms Battley was finalised.
In the mid-1990s, he began an affair with House of Representatives staffer Callista Bisek, who is 23 years his junior. They married in 2000.