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House Speaker Richardson's Ex-wife Talks

Updated: Monday, 30 Nov 2009, 7:02 PM EST
Published : Monday, 30 Nov 2009, 6:21 PM EST

Reported By: Dale Russell | Edited By: Leigha Baugham

ATLANTA (MyFOX ATLANTA) - It was a political bombshell that rocked the state Capitol. This month, House Speaker Glenn Richardson announced that he had tried to take his own life. Richardson blamed the suicide attempt on depression resulting from his divorce. On Monday, Richardson's ex-wife told her side of the story.

Susan Richardson said she wanted Georgia voters to know why she divorced her husband and what led up to his surprising announcement. Richardson said she could no longer keep her ex-husband's secrets.

Richardson said that after the announcement of her ex-husband's suicide attempt, she felt he and others blamed her for his depression.

"I don't think it was because he was depressed. I think it was power and control that motivated him to do this," said Richardson.

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