Rep. Alan Grayson Accused of Shoving His Wife During a Fight
U.S. Congressman firebrand nutter Alan Grayson is being accused by his wife of pushing her during a fight over the weekend.
He, of course, is denying the allegations.
In a statement released by the congressman, Grayson says he never touched his wife and says she physically attacked him.
According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, Lolita Grayson says her husband pushed her against a door, causing her to fall down.
Grayson had been visiting their children when the alleged incident went down. Lolita filed for divorce from Grayson after 24 years of marriage back in January.
Now a judge has granted a temporary protective order to Lolita, according to the Orlando Sun Sentinel.
Lolita is also alleging that Grayson has been abusive toward her and their two children in the past.
According to the complaint filed by Lolita, she and Grayson had an argument on Saturday night when things allegedly got physical.
Grayson "deliberately and with force pushed [Lolita Grayson] very hard against the front door, causing [her] to fall to the ground as a result," according to the complaint.
The complaint goes on to say that Alan Grayson "has battered [her] and the parties' minor children" in the past. None of those alleged incidents was ever reported, however.
While there has been a complaint file, Grayson has not been arrested or charged.
In the statement released by his office, Grayson asserts that Lolita was the aggressor and that she's the one who got physical.
"Sadly, it was Ms. Grayson who physically attacked the Congressman as he attempted to visit with his children," the statement reads. "He did not respond to Ms. Grayson's violent assault."
Grayson, who was once hailed by Slate as "the most effective member of the House," has made a name for himself for being brash, outspoken, and hyperbolic when dealing with his opponents across the aisle, particularly members of the Tea Party.
He once compared the Tea Party to the KKK in an email and is known for pushing the boundaries of political fervor, saying things like "the Republican health care plan is: Don't get sick," and comparing former Vice President Dick Cheney to a vampire, which is all hilarious and partly true.
Unfortunately, he may now be known not so much for pushing boundaries but for pushing his wife (allegedly).
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