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
In this Oct. 1, 2009 file photo, Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla. listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

(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.

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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