Update: The Mercury News has posted exclusive text messages that Nadia Lockyer apparently sent to her ex-lover, Stephen Chikhani.
Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, wife of California state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, announced today that she’s in rehabilitation for a substance-abuse problem after an extramarital affair that she says culminated in a Feb. 3 beating by her ex-lover, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
We now know the identity of her ex-lover – Stephen Chikhani, 35, of San Jose — as reported by the Oakland Tribune. He said Tuesday night that “the only truths in the Lockyers’ account of what happened are “that I have a record and that they were separated. … Pretty much everything else was false, was made up by her husband.”
Pictured: Steve Chikani, of San Jose, from his Facebook page
“As of today, there is no warrant for my arrest,” he said. “I tried calling the police; they won’t call me back, so I feel like I’m being pushed into a corner.”
After having Nadia Lockyer’s statement read to him, Chikhani said he needed to consult his lawyer again before speaking any further.
The East Bay Express also posted a new article indicating that Nadia Lockyer has looked awful for quite some time:
Rumors of some sort of addiction have been rampant in the corridors of county politics for months. Lockyer’s physical appearance had become a noticeable cause for concern. While appearing at a city council meeting in Hayward last month she appeared frail and gaunt with deep-set eyes and cheekbones showing greater prominence due to weight loss.
We broke this story locally on Saturday, here. Nadia Lockyer grew up in Orange County, where she was known as Nadia Maria Davis. She worked for both U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez and current State Senator Lou Correa (back when he was a State Assemblyman).
I am also hearing some unbelievable rumors about the Lockyer marriage. I cannot confirm them and won’t post them until I can do so, but trust me you will be shocked if these rumors turn out to be true.