Yesterday, the Congressman from the 9th District Alan Grayson was accused of domestic violence by his Wife Lolita (whom he is currently divorcing). She has since been granted a protective injunction by a judge. Grayson’s staff have vehemently denied all claims and say she was the aggressor during the incident.
Here’s how it played:
WKMG Local 6:
WFTV 9 Eyewitness News:
Orlando Sentinel: Wife says Alan Grayson shoved her during domestic incident
WOFL FOX 35: FOX 35 News Orlando
So How Did It Play?: It’s a crisis that will stretch on for weeks because of the conflict of accounts of what happened that afternoon, and Grayson’s controversial reputation.
Grayson has a history of aggressive behavior both behind the podium and even during events (that story HERE). He’s a sitting Congressman that’s being accused of a nasty crime and that will always draw the cameras and generate headlines. This story actually outplayed Governor Scott’s State of the State yesterday. If there is one bright side, his Rep handled himself well on the phone and was very assertive when explaining what he saw this afternoon. A statement from Ms. Grayson’s attorney asking for privacy would have been better than coming to the door and barricading herself from the media. I’ll keep an eye on this for you.