Dem Rep. Keith Ellison Accused of Emotionally and Physically Abusing Ex-Girlfriend
Ellison denies the accusations
Minnesota Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison has been accused of emotionally and physically abusing his ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan.
Over the weekend, Austin Monahan, Karen Monahan’s son, wrote on Facebook that he found a video on his mom’s computer of Ellison dragging his mom off of a bed while yelling profanities.
Karen Monahan spoke to CNN saying she recorded the event on her cell phone and later saved it to her computer. She explained the video was somewhere on a flash drive with her personal belongings in storage and that even if she could put her hand on in it immediately, she wouldn’t share the video publicly because it’s “embarrassing.”
According to CNN, friends of Monahan, who agreed to speak to the network anonymously, said Monahan told them about the alleged event shortly after she claims it happened.
CNN first spoke with Karen Monahan on Friday and Saturday about social media posts she’d made, some obliquely referencing Ellison. CNN was in the process of reporting the story when her son went public Saturday afternoon. CNN has asked to view the video, but Monahan said she could not produce it.
…In conversations with CNN on Friday and Saturday, Monahan, an organizer with the environmental group the Sierra Club, said Ellison was emotionally abusive and on one occasion physically abusive near the end of their relationship in late 2016, prompting her to move out of Ellison’s apartment. She said that alleged physical altercation was the incident her son referred to involving Ellison allegedly pulling her off the bed and cursing at her. Monahan said she discreetly recorded the video on her cell phone and then uploaded it onto her computer.
Monahan said Saturday that she did not know where the video was because she misplaced it when moving. Monahan also said she would not want the video made public in any case, calling it “embarrassing.”
Asked again on Monday about the video, Monahan said she put it on a flash drive and packed it up in her previous home and couldn’t immediately find it because it was in storage.
“It’s not on me to show embarrassing and traumatizing video that impacts both families,” Monahan told CNN on Monday.
Three friends of Monahan, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of backlash, told CNN she had confided in them about the bed incident in the months after she had moved out of Ellison’s apartment.
Ellison has denied the accusations:
Ellison denied the claims on Sunday and said no video of the incident existed because it did not happen.
“Karen and I were in a long-term relationship which ended in 2016, and I still care deeply for her well-being,” Ellison said in a statement. “This video does not exist because I never behaved in this way, and any characterization otherwise is false.”
…When asked for further comment, Ellison’s campaign referred back to the original statement.
A representative for the Democratic National Committee did not return a request for comment. Ellison serves as deputy chair of the committee.
Monahan said coming forward had nothing to do with hurting Ellison in the primary election.
“People can vote for whoever they feel is the best candidate based on their values. This has nothing to do with that,” she said. “Me sharing my story has nothing to do with the primary election. It is never a good time for a survivor to share their story. If I waited a week later, it would become an issue between a Democrat and Republican.”
Monahan also shared text messages and direct messages with CNN that she claims were exchanged between she and Ellison:
Monahan provided one text of her mentioning the physical altercation to Ellison in December 2017.
“Keith, We never discussed — the video I have of you trying to drag me off the bed, yelling get the f*** out now, calling me a bitch and saying I hate you bitch,” the text message read. In follow up texts viewed by CNN, Ellison did not directly address the physical altercation.
Other messages viewed by CNN do not specifically show incidents of verbal abuse.
In one, she tells Ellison that she plans to mention him in her book and he says she does not have his permission to do so. Other text messages showed Ellison and Monahan discussing removing her things from the apartment they shared after Monahan moved out. The conversations are at times cordial.
Rep. Ellison is not seeking re-election but is instead running for state attorney general in order to challenge Trump’s policies directly, should he win.
For our previous coverage on Ellison, his connections to radical Nation of Islam Leader, Louis Farrakhan, and his failed bid to run the DNC, see here.
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Nothing — absolutely nothing — to see here. Move along.
Are you being sarcastic? Another woman named Amy Alexander came forward in 2006 with nearly identical details of abuse
Put you burka on and shut da f up, bitch.
Here is what an “honest” Liberal Disclaimer would say:
Doesn’t the Koran say it is okay to beat your wife … or girlfriend in this case?
To treat her with Christian civility on his part would be, of course, cultural appropriation of western culture and law.
And, as all good SJWs ought to say, we can’t have him do that, now can we? He has to be able to practice Sharia Law or else he can’t feel safe as he mutilates her genitals and destroys her humanity behind a hijab.
so he did to her what he’s been doing to the rest of us for years.
…and now his true moslem colors come out–shalom, you MF !!! ABJ
Domestic abuse occurs in all cultures. But only in Islam, of which Ellison is a member, is it divinely permitted. Surah 4,34.
As is its wont, I expect the MSM to perform what it considers Job No. 1, i.e., never allow the truth about Islam to be broadcast if it shows Islam or Muslims in a bad light.
If an ex-girlfriend of mine falsely accused me in an email to me of calling her “bitch!!” and trying to violently drag her off the bed, my first response would be an email to her saying something like, “What in the world are you talking about? I did none of those things, and you know it!!”
The fact that Ellison apparently didn’t deny the claims she made in her email to him should be considered essentially proof that they DID happen. Or that Ellison is suffering from early-onset memory failure.
Hypocrisy is thy name and being a Demorat is thy game. Is there even one Dem who does not live in total hypocrisy 24/7? They can never tell the truth about heir reasons for running for office because they know the public will not vote for them. They have developed a second version of the English language. They say one thing but in Demospeak it means the opposite. “We are out for the little man” means “We are going to tax you too but it might not be on your income.” “we are for common sense gun control” which means “If we could we would confiscate all guns tomorrow”. “We believe in the 2nd A”, which means “We would confiscate all your guns away tomorrow if we could”. Someone should invent a Demospeak game where like charades, the team tries to guess what the speaker means when they say a quote from a card.
Look at him, denying the accusations. Just like a guilty man would do!
Hey, Keith could always dump her and take up with a cute 12 year old.
I believe, so should you….
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he did nothing that isn’t perfectly acceptable in his culture.
so who are we to judge?
It isn’t for us to judge – but hopefully there’s a judge in Minnesota who’ll get a shot at it.
How do the Dimms persist in placing absolute ScumBag Loons into positions of power in their Little Lefty ClamBake?
Ellison, Perez, Cortez, Schumer, Harris, Pelosi?
My God what are those Idiots thinking?
Actually, if you have something on someone, they are easily manipulated. Neil Goldschmidt was like a puppet to those who knew he was screwing his 14yo babysitter, while his police protection stood guard. Of course, when the story broke, they all said “well, we suspected something, but not enough to act on it.” The police officer used his knowledge to become Sheriff, and within a week of the story breaking he was driven out of office since he no longer had any leverage.
Keith Ellison on Al Franken:
“I commend the brave women who have come forward in recent weeks to share their experience of sexual harassment and assault. Their courage is immense, and has sparked a long overdue national reckoning with persistent inequities and injustices in our society… [A]s elected officials, we must stand for safe communities and work environments for everyone. Sen. Franken’s decision to resign shows a strength of character that other elected officials haven’t. Al’s decision is the right one, and will bring us one step closer towards a society of true justice and equality for all.”
Keith Ellison speaks fluent taqiyah, or as we say in the USA, Pure Bullshit! But … he is following the word of MoHamHead, who told his followers to use taqiyah – outright lies – when dealing with infidels, which is all non-Muslims.
This angry, warped fascist beating up women. Whoda thought?
One son’s facebook post ,
you can judge for yourselves.
Is cohabitation an acceptable practice for muslims?