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Statement of Jeri Ryan

Jack Ryan
Divorce file unsealed
Republican U.S. Senate nominee Jack Ryan’s ex-wife, TV actress Jeri Ryan, accused him of taking her to sex clubs, according to records released from the couple’s divorce file. Jack Ryan denied the allegations when they were made in 2000.
(Tribune photo by Candice C. Cusic)

“Jack and I were married for almost eight years. We both tried very hard to make our marriage work, unfortunately our lives moved in different directions, and we were ultimately unable to save the marriage. But we were both blessed with the love of our lives, our son.

“We maintain a good relationship and I consider Jack a friend. In response to the rumors that have been circulating, there was never any physical abuse in our marriage--either to myself or to our son--nor, to my knowledge, was he ever unfaithful to me. Jack is a good man, a loving father, and he shares a strong bond with our son. I wish him all the best, both in his life and career. I have no doubt that he will make an excellent senator.”

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