Rep. Alan Grayson denies accusations

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Rep. Alan Grayson's wife is accusing him in a domestic violence incident, according to a police report.

The Graysons are divorcing, and according to the congressman, the incident happened when he was attempting to visit his children Sunday. One of his staffers was reportedly with him at the time.

The police report is almost entirely redacted, so few details can be gleaned.

Through his spokesman, Grayson denies the allegations and says he never touched his wife, Lolita.

"Congressman Grayson firmly denies Ms. Grayson's frivolous accusations. Witnesses at the scene during the time in question also reject Ms. Grayson's version of events as an outright lie. Sadly, it was Ms. Grayson who physically attacked the Congressman as he attempted to visit with his children. He did not respond to Ms. Grayson's violent assault," the statement said.

Grayson says despite the public and very serious allegation, he would like his divorce to remain a private, family matter.

Read Grayson's full statement:

It has come to our attention that Ms. Grayson has filed a completely dishonest complaint against Congressman Alan Grayson regarding personal matters that took place last week. These allegations are absolutely false, completely unfounded, and clearly designed to vilify and harm Congressman Grayson.

Congressman Grayson firmly denies Ms. Grayson's frivolous accusations. Witnesses at the scene during the time in question also reject Ms. Grayson's version of events as an outright lie. Sadly, it was Ms. Grayson who physically attacked the Congressman as he attempted to visit with his children. He did not respond to Ms. Grayson's violent assault.

Since filing for divorce, Ms. Grayson's behavior has become increasingly erratic, and she has demonstrated an alarming disconnect from reality. Congressman Grayson is deeply concerned by her recent behavior and is profoundly pained by her accusations.

Despite Ms. Grayson's attempt to drag the family's personal affairs into the public, Congressman Grayson would like to emphasize that this is a private family matter. His priority remains protecting the well-being of his five children during this painful process, and we kindly ask that you respect the privacy of all members of the Grayson family as they work through this difficult time.

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