Ellison accuser: Dems ‘smeared, threatened, isolated’ me


The woman who accused Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) of emotional and physical abuse is claiming that the Democratic Party “smeared, threatened [and] isolated” her after she went public with the allegations.

Karen Monahan’s comments come as a growing number of Democrats have expressed support for the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, saying they find her allegations credible. 

Monahan on Monday tweeted that Democrats have not stood by her. 

{mosads}”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 wrote that coming forward was a “huge piece of my healing.” Monahan in the tweets tagged the Democratic National Committee and the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party.

Ellison has denied Monahan’s accusations of domestic violence.

Monahan, an environmental activist and Ellison’s ex-girlfriend, has claimed Ellison emotionally abused her and, at least once, physically abused her. 

She later tweeted a picture of her grandchild with the caption, “My grand baby deserves a world where human dignity is not a political tool for your parties interest. #metoo.” 

Texts reviewed by multiple news outlets show Monahan mentioned the instance of alleged physical abuse to Ellison, though he did not respond to the text. 

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