BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A 41-year-old Argentine woman has acknowledged having a relationship with South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.

In a statement sent to news network C5n of Buenos Aires, Maria Belen Chapur says she will not talk about her private life.

But she says email exchanges with Sanford that were widely published by U.S. media and elsewhere were obtained by someone who hacked her account.

She denies the hacker was a friend of hers.

Chapur says she suspects she knows who the hacker is but will not identify him, because she lacks proof and for legal reasons.

She says Sunday's 200-word statement will be her only comment on the matter.