Ellison’s Girlfriend Allegedly Told Her Friends About Domestic Abuse Incident

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Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison has denied the domestic violence allegations levied by an ex-girlfriend’s son. Three of the victim’s friends, however, backed her story this weekend, saying she told them about the abuse after she moved out.

Three of Monahan’s friends told CNN, “She had confided in them about the bed incident in the months after she had moved out of Ellison’s apartment,” but requested anonymity for their safety.

The incident in question allegedly took place in late 2016, near the end of their relationship, when Ellison pulled her off the bed while cursing at her. (RELATED: Keith Ellison Facing Violent Domestic Abuse Allegations Less Than A Week Before Minnesota Primaries)

Monahan allegedly taped the incident but has not released it because she cannot find it. She said that she misplaced the recording in her efforts to move out of Ellison’s apartment.

The congressman has denied that any such tape exists. “This video does not exist because I never behaved in this way, and any characterization otherwise is false,” he said in a statement.

Ellison became the deputy head of the Democratic National Committee in 2017 is now running to become Minnesota’s first Muslim attorney general. The allegations came out just days before the state’s primary election, which is taking place on Tuesday.