Skip to comments.Video From 2001 Shows Woman at Heart of Sanford Media Firestorm (no video, just photo)
Posted on 06/26/2009 1:45:42 PM PDT by rawhide
The woman at the heart of a media firestorm following South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's admission of an affair can be seen in a 2001 video working as a freelance reporter for an Argentine TV station.
The video, posted online by Argentine news site Infobae.com, shows Maria Belen Chapur delivering a report from New York City on the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks for a TV news show called "Despues de hora" on the Spanish-language America network.
"Maria Belen was working as a freelance journalist for that show," Sebastian Aguirre, who worked on the show with Chapur, told FOXNews.com.
Sanford revealed Wednesday that he was cheating on his wife with a woman in Argentina. Local media report that Chapur is Sanford's mistress, though Sanford has not identified her publicly.
Chapur, 43, lives in an upscale apartment complex in a trendy neighborhood of Buenos Aires. She has not been seen there since Sanford confessed publicly to his affair.
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Maria Belen Chapur
The Jury is still out...
Or is it, "Beauty is skin deep; ugly is to the bone".
To quote Austin Powers “That’s a MAN baby!”
She needs to get those caterpillars off her face.
She can’t help it, she’s of Lebanese ancestry.
So if she’s a news anchor at an Argentine TV station, why is it so difficult to get pictures of her?
Color me unimpressed.
Sheesh, really! She’s exactly how I pictured her. Sanford is a slimeball, but I can’t accuse him of having bad taste.
I concur with Rawhide’s esteemed legal opinion.
I need more evidence presented (additional photos) before I’m willing to vote GUILTY or INNOCENT.
Very good looking woman, and much closer to his age than, say, Monica Lewinsky was to Bill Clinton, and countless others probably were to their ‘infidels’.
On the face of it, I don’t think Sanford should resign.
But he may wind up in a divorce, and that would hurt him as fatally as a resignation , most likely.
He might be able, though, to exit the scene with a little more class than Clinton did, who, as we all remember, did not actually exit the scene EVER, to this day.
I, for one, don’t understand this public exculpation these politicos go through, which, as you’ll remember everyone from Clinton to McGreevy, seems to importantly begin and end with the “I have sinned” angle. Why doesn’t anyone just come out, stop STILL cultivating the “christian” or I’m holier than thou” vote, and say, “My libido made me do it, I couldn’t help it, she made me feel young again” or any of a thousand other things that are probably closer to the truth, and more resonant with most Americans, than “I have sinned”.
Messed with another woman’s husband and thought nothing of the chldren involved.
I have always maintained that the greatest sex organ is the mind.... this woman had 15 years to titilate with her “friend” Sanford, about her sexual life and details. A lot of that came out in the e-mails, i.e., she liked to talk sex....
Is she making any FReeper men cry?
Well, for Sanford and many Americans, the word “sin” has meaning. We don’t subscribe to the gospel of Freud.
Lol! rawhide, esq.
"She cant help it, shes of Lebanese ancestry."
She probably used all her wax taking care of her mustache.
She looks needy.
Well, that’s not exactly a good picture.
What happened to the dirty blond hair and green eyes?
You call him pig...I suppose Ted Kennedy is exempt from all this, and JFK and Marilyn Monroe, or Bill Clinton, and Barney Frank with a bastion of butt rangers, are they not PIGS? He has done wrong and admits it... can you do the same, with out casting stones......and how many times have you snuck around
behind your mates back....
I called the woman a pig.
But he’s a pig too.
No, I don’t cheat on my husband. Both my husband and my children deserve better than that.
Maria & Helen Thomas?
She is pretty. Anyone saying differently shoiuld post their picture for comparison.
She has sex with other women?!?!?
Whoa! This scandal has only begun!!!! :-O
Well, obviously it has “meaning”.
My point was, taking that into account,
that it obviously didn’t have enough “meaning”..
Otherwise.......uhhhhhh......he presumably WOULDN’T
All of us do what we KNOW is wrong. We know what it “means” but we do it anyway. The Freudian may say, we can’t help ourself. The Christians says, yes, we can. A man breaks covenant with his wife. If he is a Christian he also breaks covenant with God.
I humbly apologize for my rudeness to you. I thought you were calling Sanford a pig, and maybe he is......I thought you were male, and of course I was wrong...thanks for setting the record straight...and I am happy you don’t cheat on your family...what a lucky mom you are.
People I know misremember that Wilbur Mills was a Republican.
Sorry....The scandal was in 1974.
We brought our kids up to understand that other people’s wives and husbands are just that........OTHER PEOPLE’S HUSBANDS AND FATHERS.
No apologies necessary, this situation has brought out a lot of bad feelings on all sides.
Yes, husbands and wives cheat. They don’t believe they’ll get caught. It’s a lack of character!!!
In the SECOND pic, she’s hot. In that first picture, she’s horrible and Sandford’s wife runs circles around her in thehotness department. So I’d have to see a lot more pictures, personally.