Judge issues domestic violence injunction against Alan Grayson
Updated On: Mar 05 2014 12:26:42 PM EST
A judge granted an injunction on Tuesday against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson after his estranged wife accused him of shoving her during a confrontation over the weekend.
According to the injunction filed in the Orange County Clerk of Courts, Lolita Grayson said Alan Grayson injured her during an incident at their Windermere home, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office confirmed with Local 6 that it is currently investigating the domestic violence incident between the Graysons.
Grayson's office released a statement to Local 6 calling Lolita Grayson's complaint "completely dishonest" and "absolutely false, completely unfounded and clearly designed to vilify and harm Congressman Grayson."
"Congressman Grayson firmly denies Ms. Grayson’s frivolous accusations. Witnesses at the scene during the time in question also reject Ms. Grayson’s version of events as an outright lie," the statement from Grayson's office read. "Sadly, it was Ms. Grayson who physically attacked the Congressman as he attempted to visit with his children. He did not respond to Ms. Grayson’s violent assault.
Lolita Grayson filed for divorce from the Ninth District Congressman in January after nearly 24 years of marriage, saying their marriage was "irretrievably broken."
"Since filing for divorce, Ms. Grayson’s behavior has become increasingly erratic, and she has demonstrated an alarming disconnect from reality," the statement from Grayson's office read. "Congressman Grayson is deeply concerned by her recent behavior and is profoundly pained by her accusations."
The statement continued, saying, "Despite Ms. Grayson’s attempt to drag the family’s personal affairs into the public, Congressman Grayson would like to emphasize that this is a private family matter. His priority remains protecting the well-being of his five children during this painful process, and we kindly ask that you respect the privacy of all members of the Grayson family as they work through this difficult time."
Grayson's office also said that the incident was caught on tape and that, "the videotape and witnesses clearly refute the affidavit, which was the basis of the temporary restraining order."
Grayson's attorneys will hold a news conference at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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