The lady who accused Democratic Minnesota Consultant Keith Ellison of home abuse final month has reiterated her allegations that the Congressman bodily and emotionally abused her throughout their relationship.
Karen Monahan tweeted Monday that the Democrats had not stood by her since she accused Ellison, who’s operating for Minnesota lawyer normal, of the abuse.
“I have been smeared, threatened, remoted from my very own occasion. I supplied medical information from 2017, stating on two totally different Dr. Visits, I instructed them concerning the abuse and who did it. My therapist launched information stating I’ve been dealing and therapeutic from the abuse,” she wrote on social media. “4 folks, together with my supervisor on the time, said that I got here to them after and shared the precise story I shared publicly, I shared a number of textual content between me and Keith, the place I talk about the abuse with him and far more. As I mentioned earlier than, I knew I would not be believed.”
Her assertion comes as some Democrats, like senators Mazie Hirono and Kamala Harris, have vocally supported Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court docket nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
Final month, Monahan’s son levied accusations towards the six-term Home Democrat, claiming that he had seen a video or Ellison dragging his mom off the bed by the ft whereas screaming at her.
Monahan subsequently confirmed her son’s claims, writing on Twitter that “what my son mentioned is true. Each assertion he made was true.” Directing her feedback at Ellison, she continued “you understand you probably did that to me. I’ve given each alternative to get assist and heal. Even now, u r keen to say my son is mendacity and have me proceed to leak extra textual content and information simply so others will consider him.” She has declined to launch the video.
Ellison, who additionally serves because the Deputy Chair of the Democratic Nationwide Committee, denied the allegations. “Karen and I have been in a long-term relationship which led to 2016, and I nonetheless care deeply for her well-being,” he mentioned in a press release, based on Politico. Ellison’s teenage daughter, Amirah, who lived with the couple whereas they dated, additionally referred to as the accusations false, The New York Occasions reported.
Many outstanding Democrats didn’t touch upon the accusations towards the Minnesota consultant, HuffPo reported. Democratic leaders from his house state have continued to assist him, based on NBC Information.
One other girl who alleges she had an affair with Ellison in 2006, whereas he was married, levied an identical accusation towards the Congressman. Amy Alexander accused the consultant of shoving her. Ellison, who acquired a court docket restraining order towards Alexander, has mentioned he didn’t have a romantic relationship along with her.
The latest accusations towards each Kavanaugh and Ellison come throughout a broader nationwide debate about sexual harassment and assault, which has resulted within the dethroning of outstanding media figures, Hollywood leaders and politicians.