The wife of Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson has won a temporary protective injunction from a judge after declaring that he injured her a domestic violence dispute over the weekend. Lolita Grayson claimed in legal documents that Alan shoved her against a door during an argument, causing her to fall and injure himself. The politician has denied the accusations from his estranged wife and called them an “outright lie.” Lolita filed for divorce two months ago after 24 years of marriage, declaring that their marriage was “irretrievably broken.”
Lolita’s petition for the injunction stated that Alan “showed up, unannounced” to their home and became enraged when she refused to speak with him. She then accused the congressman of “deliberately and with force” pushing her “very hard against the front door, causing [her] to fall to the ground as a result.” Photos of her bruised leg and shoulder also accompanied the petition.
She also mentioned fighting back “in order to protect and defend herself” by pushing her estranged husband’s face and kneeing him in the stomach before calling 911. Alan’s spokeswoman, Lauren Doney, said that the allegations were “completely unfounded and clearly designed to vilify and harm Congressman Grayson.” The spokeswoman also said several witnesses could refute Lolita’s account of what happened and that “since filing for divorce, Ms. Grayson’s behavior has become increasingly erratic, and she has demonstrated an alarming disconnect from reality.
The two-time representative won his seat in Florida in 2008, lost it in 2010 and then reclaimed it in 2012. Alan will be seeking re-election later this year.