The co-chair of the Democratic Nationwide Committee, Rep. Keith Ellison, was accused of emotional and bodily abuse by an ex-girlfriend who mentioned: “You understand you probably did that to me.”
Ellison responded to the allegations Sunday, issuing a quick assertion that mentioned, “I by no means behaved on this method.”
The allegations surfaced Saturday evening from Karen Monahan after her son alleged in a Fb submit that he had seen textual content messages from Ellison threatening her and video of the congressman screaming obscenities at her as he dragged her off a mattress by her toes, The Related Press reported.
“My brother and I watched out mother come out of pure hell after getting out of her relationship with Keith Ellison,” 25-year-old Austin Monahan mentioned.
On Sunday, Karen Monahan mentioned that what her son posted was the reality.
“Each assertion he made was true. @keithellison, you recognize you probably did that to me,” she tweeted.
Karen Monahan didn’t reply to a request from The Related Press asking for copies of the video or textual content messages.
“Karen and I had been in a long-term relationship which led to 2016, and I nonetheless care deeply for her well-being,” Ellison mentioned. “This video doesn’t exist as a result of I by no means behaved on this method, and any characterization in any other case is fake.”
The allegations come days earlier than Democratic voters select between Ellison and different candidates in a Tuesday major for lawyer basic.
Ellison posted pictures to his Twitter account exhibiting him posing with Monahan.
Earlier on Sunday, Ellison’s rivals within the race for lawyer basic demanded that he reply to the allegations, WCCO-TV reported.
Matt Pelikan and former Minnesota Home Speaker Debra Hilstrom known as the allegations troubling, the station reported.
One other candidate within the race, former Ramsey County Legal professional Tom Foley, mentioned the allegations had been severe, in accordance with the station.
“If there are information and video of his interplay with the sufferer, these supplies additionally ought to be turned over to legislation enforcement for quick investigation,” he mentioned.
The station reported reaching out to Austin Monahan and left a message on the mobile phone believed to be his that was not returned.
Hilstrom mentioned in a tweet that Austin Monahan tagged her together with his submit. She then shared it together with her followers.