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State Rep In Center Of Sex Scandal Makes Statement [AUDIO]

LANSING (WWJ) - State Representative Todd Courser is speaking out for the first time since a sex scandal broke Friday, involving him and a colleague.

The Lapeer Republican, via Facebook, is thanking those who offered him prayers and support over the last few days.

On Monday, Courser, who is married, released an audio statement, in response to his email outlining a plan to cover up a relationship with State Representative Cindy Gamrat of Plainwell.

"It's unfortunate that these pieces of information were released and have to play out publicly."

"My wife and I have been working for several months to restore our relationship -- in marriage -- some marriages are easy and some are very hard for others -- along the way we have been to several counselors ... this have obviously brought out a lot of issues," said Courser.

"I want to thank all of you who have offered up your prayers and support these last few days; it has meant the world to myself and my family. Given all that is happening around me I have felt it was appropriate to simply take some time and reflect and simply pray. I will try and issue a statement tomorrow...God bless you all and thanks again for your prayers!"

House Speaker Kevin Cotter is calling for an investigation after a conversation, recorded by a Courser aide, was leaked to the media.

It revealed a plan to distribute a fictional email alleging Courser had sex with a male prostitute in a bid to conceal his relationship with State Representative Cindy Gamrat of Plainwell.

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