On Tuesday a top newspaper in Minnesota joined a legal effort to unseal the divorce records of Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., who has been the focus of an investigation into allegations of physical abuse leveled by a former girlfriend.
Karen Monahan said Keith Ellison at one time dragged her off a bed by her feet while screaming obscenities.
Monahan said she had video footage of the incident but has refused to release it, saying it’s embarrassing. She also reportedly told CNN that she has misplaced it.
The Star Tribune of Minneapolis joined Alpha News, in the push to unseal Keith Ellison’s divorce records. The paper pointed out that — in most cases — divorce papers in the state are actually considered
The paper says that it is a matter of public interest.
Kim Ellison, Keith’s ex-wife, is has said she is against the papers being released and said he was never abusive to her. The two will file paperwork to stop the effort, the report said.
Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Chairman Ken Martin said he believes the investigation has concluded and that a final report should be issued in the next few days. An outside investigator was apparently hired to conduct the probe.
Ellison has called the allegations false and tried to ride out the oncoming storm of questions after winning the Aug. 14 primary for Minnesota attorney general.
However, the sexual assault allegations that have thrown Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination in doubt have renewed focus on Keith Ellison.
Meanwhile, Democrats have shown what hypocrites they are for stalling Kavanaugh’s nomination in the Senate while failing to address Ellison’s situation.
Last week, Monahan said many Democrats haven’t believed her claims and said she has been isolated by her own party.
“This is not going away and you are making it worse for you, your family and district by lying, smearing, getting others to do your dirty work, victim shaming, etc.,” she tweeted Sunday.
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