Uh oh

DSC03221Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL)

I hope it’s not true. But even if it isn’t, it’s really going to hurt him:

Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., is denying his wife’s accusation that he shoved and injured her during a domestic dispute over the weekend, saying through his spokeswoman that his estranged wife’s allegation is “an outright lie.”

The Orlando Sentinel reports that a judge has granted a temporary protective injunction against Grayson after Lolita Grayson filed paperwork accusing the congressman of pushing her against a door during a confrontation at their home on Saturday, causing her to fall and injuring her.
The Sentinel reports that her petition states that Rep. Grayson “showed up, unannounced” to their home and he asked to speak with her. She refused and asked him to leave. She then accuses the congressman of “deliberately and with force” pushing her “very hard against the front door, causing [her] to fall to the ground as a result,” the Sentinel reports.
Photos filed with the petition show bruises to her leg and shoulder, according to the Sentinel.
The alleged incident comes less than two months after Lolita Grayson filed for divorce saying their 24-year marriage was “irretrievably broken,” the Sentinel reports.
Grayson’s spokeswoman Lauren Doney called Lolita Grayson’s allegations “absolutely false, completely unfounded, and clearly designed to vilify and harm Congressman Grayson.”
She added that witnesses reject Lolita Grayson’s story calling it “an outright lie” and said “it was Ms. Grayson who physically attacked the Congressman as he attempted to visit with his children.” Lolita Grayson’s petition did mention that “in order to protect and defend herself,” she pushed the congressman’s face and kneed him in the stomach before calling 911, according to the Sentinel.

5 thoughts on “Uh oh

  1. It sounds like she was trying to stop him from pushing past her and barging into the house. In Florida, if she had a gun she would have been within her rights to shoot him. Maybe she will next time.

  2. It takes two to tango, and marital disputes are almost always more complex that anyone outside knows. However, unless Grayson can quickly and convincingly debunk this story he’s toast. It doesn’t matter what she may or may not have done to provoke him, including barring him from seeing his children. If he laid hands on her he needs to get his anger management class completed and look for another line of work.

    I’ve spoken privately to former Grayson staff people who said that he was extremely demanding, and most often gave little consideration to their privacy and other demands on their time, including famiily. Also, he’s a large person. Should have learned by now. He’s a lawyer fergodssake.

  3. He brought a staffer with him because he was afraid she would accuse him. The staffer says she attacked him, not vice versa. By the way, what you say about his staffers is true of pretty much every Hill staffer I’ve ever known. That’s why so many of them are gay — they’re less likely to have children.

  4. This is the first I’ve heard of this, so I know zero about the situation. Any witness is better than no witness, but couldn’t the case be made that an employee of Grayson’s (that was his staffer, right?) might not be a completely impartial witness?

    As you say: I hope it’s not true. One of the only real Reps left.

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