Florida Democrat Alan Grayson is under investigation for domestic violence according to a statement from Capt. Angelo Nieves of Florida’s Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Along with submitting pictures which reportedly support the allegations, Grayson’s wife also alleges that Grayson told her he would leave her “In the gutter” with nothing in the presence of the couple’s young children.
Grayson co-sponsored the 2013 re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
Grayson’s wife Lolita, who also recently filed for divorce, claiming their 24 year marriage is “irretrievably broken,” claims Congressman Grayson “pushed her against a door, causing her to fall to the ground, during a confrontation Saturday at their home on Oak Park Road.”
“A heavily redacted Sheriff’s Office document released Tuesday identified Lolita Grayson as the victim in the incident and listed the offense under investigation as domestic-violence battery.”
Grayson has denied the charges through a spokesperson.
According to the petition, Lolita Grayson was preparing to take the couple’s two youngest children to a play date when Alan Grayson “showed up, unannounced” and asked to speak with her inside.
After she refused, retrieved his mail and asked him to leave, Alan Grayson “then deliberately and with force pushed [Lolita Grayson] very hard against the front door, causing [her] to fall to the ground as a result,” the petition states.
She told her husband not to touch her, then pushed him in the face and kneed him in the stomach “in order to protect and defend herself” before calling 911, her petition says.
As she was talking to the operator, Alan Grayson told his wife, in the presence of their children, that she “would receive nothing” in their divorce and would be left “in the gutter,” the petition states.
Photos filed by Lolita Grayson’s attorneys with the petition show large bruises to her left leg and left shoulder.