Richard Eckstrom Accused Of Drugging On-Again, Off-Again Lover

SOUTH CAROLINA COMPTROLLER FACES ADDITIONAL DRAMA … || By FITSNEWS ||  S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom has been accused by his former fiancee of using a date rape drug on her prior to the latest unraveling of their on-again, off-again relationship.  The alleged drugging is said to have taken place in…


|| By FITSNEWS ||  S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom has been accused by his former fiancee of using a date rape drug on her prior to the latest unraveling of their on-again, off-again relationship.  The alleged drugging is said to have taken place in December 2014 – right around the time the couple’s latest wedding date was falling to pieces.

The allegation – made by former “Republican” S.C. superintendent of education candidate Kelly Payne – is the latest bombshell in a soap opera that stretches back several years.  In fact Eckstrom and Payne’s star-crossed affair has produced courtroom battlespolice reports, allegations of sexually transmitted diseases, wedding rings for sale on Craigslist as well as campaign finance abuse charges related to Eckstrom paying for Payne’s travel to the 2012 Republican National Convention.

It’s also had an effect on Eckstrom’s work … although despite the incessant drama he was reelected last November with 59 percent of the vote.

Sources close to Eckstrom – including one of his political enemies – disputed the “drugging” allegation.

“The man wouldn’t even know where to get drugs to do it,” the source said. “Richard’s evil, but not that evil.”

What does Payne have to say?  Well, she has refused to comment on previous stories written by FITS – going so far as to send an attorney after us to prohibit us from contacting her.  Also, her on-again, off-again relationship with Eckstrom is practically metronomic … so there’s no guarantee she won’t be back with the guy by the time you finish reading this article.

Sad …

It’s been a rough few months for Eckstrom and his family.

The Comptroller’s son, Brad Eckstrom, recently received pretrial intervention for criminal domestic violence (CDV) charges filed against him.  According to police he allegedly punched, kicked and grabbed his 29-year-old former fiancee Blair Pettrey by the hair, dragging her across his mother’s home during an October 10 incident.

Pettrey was nine weeks pregnant with Brad Eckstrom’s child at the time of the alleged assault.

Brad Eckstrom’s sweetheart pretrial deal was announced as “Republican” leaders in South Carolina vowed to take “action” on the issue of domestic violence …

Anyway, we’ll be sure to update this story as we receive reaction from the accuser and the accused …


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grandtangosuglydog February 3, 2015 at 11:35 am

The state of South Carolina just gives so much back tot the nation..unfortunately its all fodder for late night comedians and talk show hosts..paging Bobby Harrell, paging Bobby…

Bill Cosby February 3, 2015 at 11:43 am

Hey, hey, hey…sounds like my type of guy!

mello jello February 3, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Sanford had Michael Jackson’s death take the spotlight off his infidelity. Don’t think this allegation is going to have the same impact on your scandal, Coz.

The Colonel February 3, 2015 at 11:58 am

Makes perfectly good sense to me – no relatively intelligent women would have anything to do with his crusty old ass otherwise.

Dan February 3, 2015 at 1:33 pm

He is not a Navy Captain! He was a Lt. junior grade!

The Colonel February 3, 2015 at 1:38 pm

He retired from the USN Reserves as a Captain in 1995. He left active service as a LTJG

Mike at the Beach February 3, 2015 at 3:52 pm

You are correct, sir, but that whole State Guard thing is just a little creepy too me…

The Colonel February 3, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Concur wholeheartedly – had a conversation about joining the state guard after I retire at lunch today. My answer was “Not just no, but Hell no!”

Mike at the Beach February 3, 2015 at 4:12 pm

That being said, if they decide to start up a SC State Guard Tier-1 unit to start working over all of the AQ training camps in SC and kickoff our new in-state Warheads-on-Foreheads Program, I’d jump on it. They would probably “deploy” us to somewhere in the weeds of Spartanburg County, though, so I guess I’ll pass. I’ve done all of the overseas time I need for this lifetime.

The Colonel February 3, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Why do we need the state to sanction it? Citizens arrest, citizens arrest!

Mike at the Beach February 3, 2015 at 7:48 pm

Soooo, uh, if you have a conex full of Hellfires stashed somewhere around here…lose my number! Who are you? Stop calling me here…

The Colonel February 3, 2015 at 8:06 pm

Couple of 120mm mortars would be easier to use and just as effective…

Mike at the Beach February 3, 2015 at 9:11 pm

True enough, but there’s something strangely satisfying about sneaking into a crappy neighborhood in an even crappier old pickup truck, painting a little invisible dot on some baby-killing jackass’ roof, and watching him dick around and yuck it up on the front stoop because he doesn’t know that the pilot just called “Tally…45 seconds.” Mmmm; good times.

The Colonel February 3, 2015 at 9:22 pm

Walking 120s onto the target prior to calling “…fire for effect…” has a certain
“je ne sais quoi” as well.

Mike at the Beach February 3, 2015 at 9:31 pm

Tru dat, amigo.

Buz Martin February 4, 2015 at 7:20 am

Note to self:
DO NOT piss these two guys off.

RogueElephant February 5, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Are you good enough to have ten in the air before the first one hits ? Charlie used to do that to our base in Nam. We were all crawling around in the dirt as they walked ten across our motor pool. A night to remember. LOL

The Colonel February 5, 2015 at 6:38 pm

I learned to stay the Hell away from the tubes, that’s what radios are for.

Little Rocky from Arkansas February 3, 2015 at 8:49 pm

I believe that State Guards (or other designations) are not subject to service or call-up under Federal directive or control.

Mike at the Beach February 3, 2015 at 9:13 pm

Oh, you’re right about that! They couldn’t get “called-up” to a shoplifting at Wally World. They are in no way a part of the DoD. That’s my point…

RogueElephant February 5, 2015 at 6:40 pm

I will never forget at Gen Livingston’s change of command ceremony the old guy who was over the SC guard doing about face the English way. Everyone else was snapping the move and he did the waddle thing. I liked to fell out of my seat.

The Colonel February 5, 2015 at 6:47 pm

Not all state guard units are created equal, Texas used to have one that did border surveillance for the Texas Rangers, they did it so well they were disbanded for “making others look bad”. The unit was filled with Cav Soldiers who had been stationed at Hood and stayed in the area when they got out of the Army.

Punitive February 3, 2015 at 5:06 pm

So he’s a semen?

jimlewisowb February 3, 2015 at 12:16 pm

Took a minute to take a look at the infamous Ms. Payne’s Twitter page

Upon scrolling down the photos posted somewhat surprised to find several photos of Dutch Fork students

Have been under the impression that photos of students could not be published without
written parental permission

my bad, I’m sure the school’s administration and parents of these students embrace the visual association between their children and this alleged victim of date rape, criminal domestic violence, sexually transmitted disease and campaign fraud

happy hour with otis! February 3, 2015 at 12:44 pm

Looked at the Twitter page. Appears harmless to me. What bothered you the most-the picture of the students that raised money for Franklin Graham’s Samaritan Purse or the picture of her and Richard with Haley and her husband on election eve?

Really sad you would go after this lady over something like this.Seems personal.

jimlewisowb February 3, 2015 at 1:10 pm

As for being personal go fuck yourself – this is a blog, nothing posted is personal

As for your “lady” comment, again go fuck yourself – ladies don’t pull their panties off publicly and shake them in viewer’s faces for special effects

As for you being sad, again go fuck yourself , be happy

Just in case you have noticed the trend – go fuck yourself

blah blah blah February 3, 2015 at 2:58 pm

She really appears worried.Account not deleted and Twitter page apparently unchanged.

Blah blah blah 2 February 3, 2015 at 7:12 pm

And she still defends her stupidity…

Happy2 February 3, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Look at this, she’s defending herself…lol

nitrat February 3, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Let’s hope the idiots at that district finally have the goods to fire her crazy ass if she has posted .
They should have referred her to job retention services and the mental health counseling she so obviously and desperately needs long, long ago.
While scum, SCUM, like Brad Warthen has given her cover for years by appearing before her class and he has posted pictures of the students on his in-bred little blog.

Eeeeek! February 3, 2015 at 1:01 pm

Look at the eyeliner she has on in her main pic!

Is she Egyptian? The rest of the makeup seems to be applied with a putty knife.

Nölff February 3, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Allan Wilson: C’mon… clean this state up.

GrandTango February 3, 2015 at 1:31 pm

There would be no more Democrats left, if he did. You are FILTHY….Be careful what you ask for…

Buz Martin February 3, 2015 at 3:03 pm

You are a loon in many ways, GT, but it is a fact that there are many corrupt Dems in this state. They just don’t get the attention because they are the minority party. Clyburn is at the top of the list, for sure.

GrandTango February 3, 2015 at 5:12 pm

I’m glad to know the GOP scandals (or what you trump up as scandals) go un-notice when Republicans are in the minority…
You F*#kin’ Media-led Dumb#$$…

Buz Martin February 3, 2015 at 8:11 pm

Haha! I piss you off even when I agree that there are corrupt as hell Democrats.

You are indeed a pissy-ass crank for all seasons.

GrandTango February 3, 2015 at 9:28 pm

You’re just Full of Bull-S#!t because that’s how the liberals want all of their lemmings to be….
I really don’t mean that as an insult. It’s just the truth.

Buz Martin February 3, 2015 at 10:11 pm

You’re a twisted dishonest ignorant hate-mongering shit-talking obnoxious-ass no-nothing fucking dipshit asshole troll. I really do mean that as an insult. It’s also just the truth.

nitrat February 3, 2015 at 11:05 pm

Yeah, but the person who tries to have a rational conversation with an irrational person is irrational themselves.

Buz Martin February 4, 2015 at 1:14 am

Maybe. Difference being that I’m aware of not always being fully rational.

GrandTango February 4, 2015 at 5:59 am

Thanks. If I did not P!$$ you off, I’d be ashamed of myself.

Scooter February 3, 2015 at 1:34 pm

You had better call on someone that will help.

Rocky February 3, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Defense – “I didn’t know it was a date rape drug. The guy told me it was a form of woman’s viagra, to give it to her one hour after I took my Viagra pill.”

Little Rocky from Arkansas February 3, 2015 at 2:40 pm

“It’s all a mistake. I meant to take it for myself. I just picked up the wrong glass. Sorry about that, my love.”

mamatiger92 February 3, 2015 at 12:22 pm

If ever there was a match made in heaven…

grandtangosuglydog February 3, 2015 at 12:45 pm

Well if there is a bright side..looks like grandasshatliar has found his blueprint to finally touch a woman.

Slim Shady February 3, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Hey Richard, been bird hunting with Pee Wee lately?

TyroneMamaCollards February 3, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Where is the National Inquirer ?? Giver us all the dirt.

GrandTango February 3, 2015 at 1:25 pm

If you ever elect Liberal-Tarians at more than of 3% rate…They will be dumping EVERYBODY’s dirty laundry on the street…hoping you are as low as they are…and itching to get your nasty little eyes – like they are – on it…

Would you want a FITS-type in charge of your personal information…???…Would you trust a Liberal-Tarian government, after you see what they do to peoples’ personal lives…

Rocky February 3, 2015 at 3:19 pm

Fortunately the state votes GOP – and we have the SAT scores to prove it.

GrandTango February 3, 2015 at 5:10 pm

My SAT score is VERY high. Lexington County had TWO Perfect Scores on the SAT not so long ago. It’s the only county in the country to do that…
Just because you’re a Dumb@$$…don’t assume everybody else is…

Buz Martin February 3, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Sources close to Eck say he’s evil. Never mind that they add “… but not that evil.” They state he’s evil.

We all think she’s nuts, but would it be the first time someone who is nuts and someone who is evil had a twisted relationship? And to say their is twisted is putting it mildly.

Still … I did not see it coming. And if she’s telling the truth, neither did she.

GrandTango February 3, 2015 at 3:14 pm

Boz: “We all think she’s nuts”…

Now that’s RICH…LMAO…REALLY RICH…Hahahahaha….

Do FITS and his minions not have mirrors???….Or are you all vampires, and cannot see yourselves in one…???….LMAO…

Yall a trip….

Sickened Republican February 3, 2015 at 5:52 pm

I’ve had the misfortune for the last 10-12 years to be around all of the infamous posted on this site…All are Evil/Crazy!
Charleston has Harrell and Sanford bad enough.
Lexington County has Eckstrom, the Peelers, the Fraziers, James Metts and they are the worse of the worse:Eckstrom is bat shit crazy and attempted to malign his x wife, with lies and allegations.

The Peelers are the most evil, vindictive in their affair and attempts to destroy Donna’s x, with lies, investigations and political chicanery, deception, character assassination, trumped up allegations, criminal investigations, due to political connections. Our Corrupt Lt. Governor, Clemson Trustee and trash lobbyist.

Metts, the High Sheriff, Involved in varied illegal activity, turns out to be nothing more than a common criminal. No wonder he tries to avoid jail.
Danny and Cynthia Frazier were not particular about their lies and treatment of his former wife, while she suffered with cancer.

Chronic February 3, 2015 at 7:15 pm

If she said today was Tuesday I’d have to look at the calendar to see if it were true. Chronic liar Kelly!

Salty Doggerel February 3, 2015 at 3:26 pm


At his age, doesn’t Icky Eckstrom
Qualify for Medicare part D?
Pills for the Payne of arthritis
And elevated BP
Would cost a meager sum.
Not to mention psoriasis
And other rashes.
Icky, rarely cashless,
Must have a pharmacopoeia–
Not from A to Z–
But at least from
His bald head to his phallus,
(Speaking of Cialis).

Timmy Tebow February 3, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Ah yes, there’s the crazy that we’ve come to expect from these two.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt February 3, 2015 at 6:05 pm

I love a Dick E. story as much as the next guy, but how did Fits come to know that KP had made an allegation of drugging? Was there a police report against him? Social gossip? Facebook? An informant pharmacist? Help me out here.

Blair Pettrey February 8, 2015 at 3:41 pm

It was me. #noshame – that family (and Kelly) can attempt to hurt me and drag me down – but I have the 145 pages of conversation where she spews on and on about how evil Richard Eckstrom is. Not that we didn’t all know this – but I’m certainly done being the punching bag of their laughs.

One Step Two Step February 3, 2015 at 7:17 pm

Why doesn’t she file a criminal complaints, take copy of said complaint to SC Magistrate and have arrest warrant issued???? Its that simple, ya know.
All in all, Eckshit needs to be tied up and hung by his tiny little balls. The man is a real fucked up douche bag who is full of himself.

Manray9 February 3, 2015 at 10:26 pm

Just when you think SC pols can’t get any more sordid.

Columbia Journalism Review February 4, 2015 at 1:28 am

Citation needed.

Blair Pettrey February 8, 2015 at 3:40 pm

It was me! I am the leak. Good Ol’ Kelly, dragging me into drama by sharing such info.

one flew over February 4, 2015 at 11:23 am

“Rape is NEVER okay” accusing someone of Rape is NEVER okay, it’s a crime. As is accusing someone of trespass (filing a false police report). Accusing someone of battery! Call in the the men with the white coats, Ms. Payne needs a padded cell where she can no longer falsely accuse people that see through her psychotic ways.

Coocoo February 4, 2015 at 9:23 pm

Amen! She needs that rubber room and so does he. Hell, maybe if they’re lucky they’ll be in rooms next to each other so they can continue to torcher each other.

Bill February 4, 2015 at 7:34 pm

upstanding ,Christian man.

Liars R' us February 4, 2015 at 9:20 pm

Go fuck yourself! Eckstrom is a loser and just as much of a liar as his ex fiancée (ex for now that is). They both need to call the mental hospital and admit themselves!

Blair Pettrey February 8, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Oh, they are back. That was fast.

Bill February 5, 2015 at 3:41 am

BOTH BRADLEE and RICHARD would NEVER do anything like this. THEY’RE honorable, upstanding, Christian men, Silly blair.

John February 5, 2015 at 7:57 am

Hey Bill, you’re full of shit! Or should we say, hey Richard? Truth is, you’re certainly capable of this and so is your crazy ex-fiancee of slipping you a few blue pills because your pecker doesn’t work any longer. You’re both simply nuts! When can we expect the relationship to be back on?

Blair Pettrey February 8, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Hey Good Ol’ Richard! It’s been a while since you mocked me or refused to look at me since I have tattoos. I like your clever attempt to misspell your sons name, Bradley. I’m not sure how denying your grandchild, or making jokes about punching and dragging people around, or calling them ‘Blair’ – along with the slew of other things you’ve done in attempts to hurt me and/or my character – but I think you might want to pick up a dictionary (as you know I’m so fond of defining words); because the words you chose, are not exactly the adjectives I would (nor most of the state of South Carolina) use to describe you.

In case you don’t know how to use a dictionary, I’ve helped you out:

hon·or·a·ble: adjective bringing or worthy of honor. (I don’t think you’ve done much to anyone, let alone your son, your family, or the state of South Carolina that commends the usage of this adjective.)

up·stand·ing: honest, respectable. (Or this one).

I don’t know where your walk with Christ is – but I do pray for you every day, do know that.

In the mean time, I’ll be enjoying being far away from you and the entire Eckstrom family, in a state, where ironically, our state Comptroller passed a law to protect me from people like you.

Who cares February 13, 2015 at 7:47 am

Good Ol’ Kelly, calling out her crazy lover. Truth is, she’s just as crazy as he is!

DReynolds August 22, 2015 at 8:41 pm

Obviously the people of SC are not too bright if they re-elected this scum.

Gonzalo Leon-Gelpi October 3, 2015 at 7:53 pm

I grew up with this guy in Henley Homes back in the 1960’s. I know all his family. Back in the 1970’s, he told me in numerous occasions that he smoked pot in Vietnam. I have had nothing to do with him or anybody else in his family since the late 1990’s. Remember the affair that had he accused of sexual harassment back in 1994, if I remember correctly. His father was a good, honest Christians but not very smart. But this guy, ever since he was a kid, I could sense something about him. Well, none of the things he has been accused of doing strikes me as out of character.

Fucker me March 31, 2016 at 8:05 pm

Oh precisely! She’s a crazy narcissist to the T. Oh yeah, she’s a lying cunt too; don’t ever be fooled by her.


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