Ricketts calls for state senator’s resignation amid alleged sex video scandal

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness Newsroom


A Nebraska state lawmaker says he reported the possibility of a sexually explicit video involving another state lawmaker to Gov. Pete Ricketts’ office last year.

Omaha Sen. Bill Krist says he informed Ricketts’ office after someone contacted another state senator offering to sell an explicit video involving Papillion Sen. Bill Kintner.

Kintner wrote in an email Friday that he had no comment “until there is some finding, if any,” by the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission. That office did not answer calls late Friday afternoon.

Ricketts issued a statement late Friday acknowledging a Nebraska State Patrol investigation into the matter and saying he has urged Kintner to resign “if the allegations were true.”


“Upon learning from the State Patrol of their investigation, I phoned Senator Kintner and urged him to resign if the allegations were true. Due to the ongoing investigation of this issue, I have been unable to say anything publicly. If the allegations are true, Senator Kintner needs to resign.”

Kintner is known for being outspoken and controversial in the Legislature. He represents the Papillion area.