Former Missouri Speaker of the House and political heavyweight Rod Jetton has been charged with felony assault, according to The Kansas City Star's PrimeBuzz blog.
From the Star's report, it sounds like Jetton was in the middle of kinky sex and didn't stop the rough play when the alleged victim used the "safe word."
Jetton is charged with felony assault stemming from the alleged incident last month in Sikeston, Missouri. The Star reports that Jetton and a woman were drinking wine and watching football and the alleged attack occurred overnight into the morning. The complaint alleges Jetton "recklessly caused serious physical injury to" the woman "by hitting her on the head, and choking her resulting in unconsciousness and the loss of the function of part of her body."
Wondering what Jetton's safe word was? KY3's political blog says it was actually two words: "green balloons."
The morning after, Jetton allegedly gave the woman a kiss after he woke up and said, "You should have said green balloons."
Sikeston police reportedly took photographs of bruises on the woman's thighs and around one of her breasts.
H/t to our sister blog at the Riverfront Times.