According to the Post-Gazette, the statement came out hours after the paper won a motion to have a divorce Murphy will be deposed for unsealed. Murphy is not a party in the divorce.
“Last year I became involved in an affair with a personal friend. This is nobody’s fault but my own, and I offer no excuses. To the extent that there should be any blame in this matter, it falls solely upon me,” Murphy said in a statement from his lawyer.
“I ask the media to respect the privacy of my family. They have done nothing wrong and deserve to be left alone.”
Murphy ended his statement saying he will not address the matter further.