south carolina republican congressmans wife files for divorce alleging extramarital affair

Another case where wife catches husband cheating: Melody Duncan, the wife of Rep. Jeff Duncan, a Republican from South Carolina, has initiated divorce proceedings, citing allegations of at least one extramarital affair during their marriage.


In the divorce filing made at a Laurens County courthouse on Friday, Melody Duncan, who shares three adult children with the congressman, accuses her husband of engaging in multiple extramarital relationships and leaving their marital home to cohabit with another woman.

Duncan,known for championing "pro-life" and traditional family valueson his online profiles, has been married to Melody since December 1988.

The divorce filing, submitted around noon on Friday, identifies Duncan's romantic partner as Liz Williams, reportedly a lobbyist based in the Washington, D.C. area.

According to the complaint, Duncan "recently left the marriage and has admitted to [Melody] that he has an ongoing sexual relationship" with Williams. The complaint further reveals that Duncan has confessed to this "adulterous relationship" to various individuals, including their sons and members of his staff.

The complaint, published by South Carolina's Index Journal on Friday evening, also references an August 28 event hosted by Duncan, titled the "Faith and Freedom BBQ," a conservative fundraising event where he publicly praised Melody as a loving and supportive spouse.

"Upon information and belief, [Duncan] then left the next day and went directly to the home of his paramour, Liz Williams, in the Washington D.C. area, where [Melody] is informed and believes he continues to reside," the complaint stated. "[Melody] is informed and believes that [Duncan's] extramarital relationship(s) is/are widely known in political circles of South Carolina and Washington D.C."

The complaint further alleges that Duncan is suspected of being involved in "an extramarital relationship with at least one other woman" during their marriage. It asserts that Duncan has tried to portray his marriage to Melody as loveless to justify the inconsistency between his public statements and private actions.

In her complaint, Melody Duncan has requested the court to grant permanent and periodic alimony, exclusive possession of their marital residence and their property in Montana, assign Duncan sole responsibility for outstanding debts and obligations, provide health insurance for herself and their children, cover both of their uncovered medical expenses, and handle attorney's costs and fees, among other requests.

As of now, neither of Melody Duncan's legal representatives has responded to inquiries from Fox News Digital regarding the filing.

Similarly, Duncan's office has not yet provided a response to Fox News Digital's request for comment.

Duncan, serving as the representative forSouth Carolina's 3rd Congressional Districtsince 2011, currently chairs the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, and Grid Security. He is up for re-election in 2024.READ NEXT:RUSSELL BRAND IS BEING ACCUSED OF RAPE, SEXUAL AND EMOTIONAL ABUSE

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