There’s been a lot of media attention paid to the accusation against Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. There’s been a lot less attention paid to the allegations of assault and abuse against DNC Vice Chair Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) who is presently running for Attorney General in Minnesota.
And that’s not sitting well with one of Ellison’s accusers, Karen Monahan.
She’s called out the difference in coverage and said that Democrats have not stood by her.
From The Hill:
“I’ve been smeared, threatened, isolated from my own party,” Monahan tweeted. “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 and healing from the abuse.”
“Four people, including my supervisor at the time, stated that I came to them after and shared the exact story I shared publicly, I shared multiple text between me and Keith, where I discuss the abuse with him and much more,” she wrote. “As I said before, I knew I wouldn’t be believed.”
She told her doctor about the abuse in 2017 and produced a doctor’s report which was consistent with her prior accounts.
According to the report:
“She states that she was in a very stressful environment for years, emotional and physical abuse by a partner with whom she is now separated,” reads the November 2017 report, a picture of which Monahan posted on Twitter.
“She did not have any physical injuries that required an examination in the past. She identifies the individual she was involved with as congressman Ellison, and she is worried about retribution if she identifies him publicly,” the report states.
Monahan’s claim had come to public knowledge after her son mentioned it on social media, saying he had found a video that included abuse, including calling her a “f*cking b*tch’ and pulling her off a bed by her feet. Monahan confirmed there was a video but has not produced it.
Ellison had also been accused of abuse by a second woman many years before, in 2005. Amy Alexander, another girlfriend at the time, accused him of abuse which appears to be backed up by a 911 report, according to local reporting at the time.
The DNC claimed in August that they were “reviewing” the allegations but have said nothing since. And the Democratic Party has continued to stand by Ellison in his position and in his run for Attorney General.
Monahan has said that she is willing to cooperate with any investigation.
“I told the investigator I would be happy to talk with @keithellison [with] them in the room. They asked Keith if he would be willing [and] he declined any meeting [with] me,” Monahan said.
She also posted this: