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By FITSNews || S.C. Rep. Nikki Haley is emphatically denying that she had an “inappropriate physical relationship” with Will Folks, FITSNews founding editor.

Haley released a statement Monday morning “categorically” denying the allegation, saying that she had been “100% faithful” to her husband, Michael, throughout their 13 years of marriage.

Here, in its entirety, is Haley’s statement:

Haley Releases Statement On False Allegations

Contact: Tim Pearson

(Columbia, SC) – Today, in response to the allegations made by a South Carolina blogger, Representative Nikki Haley released the following statement:

“I have been 100% faithful to my husband throughout our 13 years of marriage. This claim against me is categorically and totally false.”

“It is sad, but not surprising, that this disgraceful smear has taken form less than a week removed from the release of a poll showing our campaign with a significant lead. It is quite simply South Carolina politics at its worst.”

“These attacks – and those sure to follow – are an effort at distraction, but I will keep my focus on what matters, and that is delivering South Carolina’s government back to our people. That’s a fight I have fought for the last five years. That’s why I entered this race for Governor. And that’s what I will continue to do, despite any outrageous and false claims that are thrown at me.”


Our founding editor has not (and will not) make any further comments beyond what he said in his original article.  FITSNews co-owner and president Nancy Mace did issue a statement on behalf of our website today, in which she reiterated this point.