Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson’s lawyers claimed that Grayson was the victim of domestic violence and not the perpetrator.
Grayson’s wife Lolita accused Grayson of pushing her against a door and injuring her during a confrontation that occurred at the Graysons’ home near Windermere, Fla., Saturday.
Grayson called the allegation “an outright lie.” An Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigation is underway.
But Grayson’s attorney Mark NeJame said at a press conference Wednesday that Lolita assaulted the congressman and not the other way around. NeJame also released cell phone video footage purporting to show Lolita Grayson attacking the congressman with what NeJame called an “uppercut.”
The video was edited and the sound was muted in the version of the video released by NeJame, who said that the footage was edited to remove appearances by the couple’s children. The Graysons’ 18-year old daughter supported her father’s version of events Wednesday.
Lolita Grayson, who filed for divorce in January, received a temporary restraining order from her husband after providing photographs of what she alleged were her own bruises.
Grayson is running for re-election in 2014.