S.C. Rep. Thad Viers (R-Myrtle Beach) spent more than $6,000 on breast implants for his ex-girlfriend Candace Bessinger in January of 2009, sources close to the estranged couple tell FITS.
It’s one of several alleged financial aspects of the drama that has engulfed the five-term state lawmaker and his ex-flame, the granddaughter of controversial barbecue magnate Maurice Bessinger.
Viers – whose candidacy for the newly-drawn seventh congressional district was endorsed by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley last August – dropped out of the race on Friday after Myrtle Beach police arrested him and charged with harassing Bessinger.
Earlier this week we posted one of the “harassing” emails from Viers to Bessinger, and today we’ve obtained yet another of the “threatening” communications.
Take a look …
From: Thad Viers
To: Candace Bessinger
Subject: Some things I have needed to say for a while
Sent: Dec 24, 2011 5:53 PM
I know your still hate me and blame for a lot-which I deserve.
I never stole anything from you-anything, but I should have never forced your hand in the moving situation. You needed space and I denied that by moving in when you didn’t want to see me and then continued. It was wrong, childish and immature. I hope you can forgive me.
Honestly, I should have never moved out, moved the King size bed in and give you the master closets.
I know in our relationship I let you down, A LOT, but didn’t realize until recently that it boiled down to 4 main recurring themes:
1) I never listened to you-not really listen-ever
2)Instead of just being there to give the love and support you needed I would always try to just be Mr. Fix it and bulldoze over your emotions with solutions instead of truly understanding your feelings.
3)I never cherished you as a loving woman; someone who should have been my #1 priority and been showered with love. Instead I got caught up in my own world and stopped giving you the attention our love needed.
4)I never made you feel like you were an equal partner in my life. Its was always my world and you were just living in it- I was so stupid and blind!
I was so consumed with “wanting to matter to the world” I overlooked who I mattered to and who mattered the most to me-you.
You gave to me more love than you received from me more love that I deserved and it was an injustice how I treated you.
I know you haven’t felt heard for a long a time; like I never listened to anything you were saying. I wish I could go back and change the past- I can’t. I can learn from the mistakes and the pain I caused you and meet your needs as they deserved to be, love you like there is no tomorrow, and be the man that focuses on closeness, intimacy, and loving you.
I want to give you the tenderness that heart so deeply deserves.
There are so many things I have to say to you, but its Christmas and I just want to say I Love you with all my heart, will miss you tomorrow when I wake up, and hope that you can forgive me for all the wrong, pain, and hurt I have caused in your life. Candace, I am so sorry; I never meant to hurt you and i know that all of this falls on me because I was not the man I needed to be; I let you down.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful time, dinner, and Christmas.
I will be doing the tv dinner thing since my mom and the dog are going out of town.
I still care and will always be here if you ever need me.
I love you.
FITS continues to receive all sorts of information regarding this soap opera from friends and enemies of both Viers and Bessinger. All we can say is “stay tuned.”
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