Woman Accusing DNC Co-Chair Of Abuse Describe How Democrats ‘Smeared, Threatened, Isolated’ Her

Alex Wong/Getty Images

Benny Johnson Columnist, Viral Politics
Font Size:

DNC Deputy Chair and Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison has been accused domestic abuse by former girlfriend Karen Monahan. Monahan broke her story earlier in the year, claiming to have video evidence of Ellison physically abusing her and using sexist slurs toward her.

Monahan has been slowly telling her story through Twitter, explaining how Democrats in her state attempted to silence her and “isolate” her. When a follower asked if Democrats believed her claims, Monahan said, “I’ve been smeared, threatened, isolated from my own party.”

Monahan alleges she provided medical records to back up her claims of abuse, but state Democrats did nothing: “I provided medical records from 2017, stating on two different Dr. Visits, I told them about the abuse and who did it. My therapist released records stating I have been dealing [with] and healing from the abuse.”

“I knew I wouldn’t be believed,” Monahan said of her Democratic colleagues.

Ellison has denied the allegations, saying he did not physically harm Monahan. The allegations have resurfaced in the conversation in the wake of the recent sexual misconduct allegations against Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh.