Going through a divorce when you are under the scrutiny of the public is difficult. When that divorce includes allegations of domestic violence, the difficulty increases. For Florida Representative Alan Grayson, allegations from his estranged wife are coming out.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed through a spokesperson that the politician is being investigated for domestic violence. The congressman allegedly pushed the woman against a door. After she fell to the ground, she allegedly kneed the representative in his stomach before calling 911.
The politician’s spokesperson says that the accusations are meant to damage his reputation. The allegations were called frivolous. Witnesses to the events claim that the woman’s version of events is a lie.
A judge has granted a temporary protective injunction in the case. The politician’s spokesperson says that he was the one who was attacked. The statement went on to say that the woman’s behavior since she filed for divorce has been erratic.
The woman filed for divorce in January from her husband of almost 24 years. She says that he told her in front of their children that he would give her nothing in their divorce.
This case shows how messy a high-profile divorce can get. Anyone who is going through a divorce has the right to protect their interests, but doing so in a legal manner is vital to ensure that you get a settlement that is in your best interest. If you have any questions or concerns during your divorce proceedings, seeking the advice of an experienced Florida family law attorney might help you to find out what you need to know to keep your interests protected throughout the process.
Source: Fox News, “Authorities investigating after Fla. Rep. Grayson’s wife accuses him of domestic violence” No author given, Mar. 04, 2014