Ellison’s former girlfriend Karen Monahan has accused him “of emotionally abusing her and dragging her off a bed by her feet.”
From CBS Minnesota:
With just two days to go before Minnesota’s primary election, domestic abuse allegations are surfacing against U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, a candidate for Minnesota attorney general.
The accusations came in a Facebook post published on Saturday night by Austin Monahan, the son of Ellison’s former girlfriend, Karen.
In it, he writes, in part, “In the middle of 2017, I was using my moms computer trying to download something and I clicked on a file. I found over 100 text and twitter messages and video almost 2 minutes long that showed Keith Ellison dragging my mama off the bed by her feet, screaming and calling her a f — b — and telling her to get the f — out of his house.”
He also claimed he found messages from Ellison that would “victim shame, bully her, and threaten her if she went public.”
The alleged video was not linked in that Facebook post, but Monahan confirmed her son’s story on Twitter Sunday afternoon, writing, in part, “What my son said is true. Every statement he made was true. Keith Ellison, you know you did that to me.” […]
She also gives more context to the story initially published by her son on Facebook.
“One night I confronted him very calm about a lie he had just told me straight to my face. What happened next was a rage that I had never witnessed to that magnitude. He was becoming a person I had never seen before. The next morning, he came into the room I was sleeping in. I was laying across the bed with my headphones on, listening to podcast on my phone. He said he was about to leave town for the weekend and told me to take the trash out. Given the explosive outrage that occurred the night before, I just should shook my head yes. I didn’t look up at him or saying anything,” the statement reads. “That is when he tried to drag me off the bed by my legs and feet, screaming “b — you answer when I am talking to you. I said take out the trash, your a bad guest (even though we were living in the same place). He kept trying to drag me off the bed, telling me to get the f– out of his house, over and over. I froze. He had to leave and get on the plane. He knocked the shoe off my foot and told me I better be gone when he gets back (which was in two days).This happened in 2016. The gaslighting, manipulation, name calling and cheating started in 2014. By time the physical abuse occurred, I was dealing with the PTSD full blown.”