Ex-Miss. politician’s wife sues alleged mistress

Leisha Jane Pickering’s lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Hinds County Circuit Court against Elizabeth Creekmore-Byrd of Jackson.

Prior to Pickering’s marriage and while still in college, Creekmore-Byrd met and had a romantic relationship with Pickering which ended prior to their college graduation, Leisha Pickering said.

Subsequently, the Pickerings married and Byrd also married.

“Unbeknown to plaintiff, Creekmore-Byrd for a number of years met and rekindled her relationship from college with Pickering. Said illicit relationship continued through her getting a divorce from her husband…in October, 2007, and causing Pickering to file for his divorce against Leisha Pickering in 2008. Said relationship continues through the filing of this complaint,” the lawsuit says.

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