Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Wang Shih-cheng (
"This is a mistake that every man in the world can make, including me," Wang said.
Wang made the remarks in an interview with SET-TV yesterday afternoon.
The story of Wang's extramarital affair broke last year, when Next Magazine published a photograph of Wang and one of his aides, surnamed Ho (
Wang said at the time that he went to the hotel with Ho to listen to an audio tape from a supporter, Chang Wei-chin (
The three of them, Chang, Ho and himself then listened to the tape, which was about "classified information" concerning last year's anti-Chen Shui-bian protests.
However, Chang on Tuesday changed her story. She told reporters that she had lied for Wang and said she had never gone to the hotel or listened to a tape at a hotel room.
Wang asked his wife Lin Hsiu-fan (
"This is a private matter that concerns my family only," his wife told reporters.
Chang also held a press conference, saying she would confess in a court if necessary.
She said she had lied once and would not make the same mistake again.
Wang initially denied Chang's new story, but later confessed in the interview.
Wang said that Chang had been manipulated by his political enemies and he would "find out who."
"I think Chang was under political pressure to do this at this time," Wang said.
Wang also alleged that his constituency rival -- Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Justin Chou (周守訓) -- had been involved.
Wang also said that he had resolved the issue with his family, who had decided to forgive him for having an affair.
"I have told you many times that my family has decided to trust me and forgive me for this," Wang said.
In response to Chang's reference to court, Wang said that Chang was his supporter and friend, adding that he would never file a lawsuit against her.
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