Grayson's Wife Drops Domestic Complaint

Congressman's lawyer: 'It was all made up'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 13, 2014 8:12 AM CDT

(Newser) – Last week, Florida Rep. Alan Grayson's estranged wife sought an injunction against him for domestic violence; now, she's dropping the effort, the Orlando Sentinel reports. She "will no longer pursue a restraining order against him," says a Grayson rep, per Politico. The Democrat "never did anything improper," says his attorney. "It was all made up." Lolita Grayson hasn't said why she's dropping the claim.

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The sheriff's office had already decided not to pursue criminal charges, the Sentinel notes. When she called 911 seeking his arrest, the dispatcher asked if he'd hurt her; she said no. "I pushed him because he's coming to the house, and he's been disturbing my peace," she said. Cellphone video by a Grayson aide showed Lolita Grayson pushing the congressman twice. Witness accounts, including one by the Graysons' 18-year-old daughter, also factored into officials' choice not to pursue charges. (Read more Alan Grayson stories.)

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