The woman who was allegedly the victim of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of Representative Keith Ellison tweeted Sunday afternoon that her son’s account of Ellison’s acts were true.
What my son said is true. Every statement he made was true.@keithellison, you know you did that to me. I have given every opportunity to get help and heal. Even now, u r willing to say my son is lying and have me continue to leak more text and info just so others will believe him
— Karen Monahan (@KarenMonahan01) August 12, 2018
As The Tennessee Star reported:
Ellison physically assaulted and psychologically abused Sierra Club activist Karen Monahan while the two were in a relationship, according to Austin Aslim Monahan, who claims to be Karen’s son. Austin Monahan also claims his mother convinced him not to make the incidents public because it would not be in her best interests.
“My brother and I watched our mom come out of pure hell after getting out of her relationship with Keith Ellison,” Austin wrote in a Facebook post Saturday before detailing the nature of the abuse. His post comes as Ellison runs attorney general in Minnesota.
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Ellison is currently running in the Democratic primay for Minnesota’s Attorney General, after serving in the House of Representatives since 2006. Prior to his election to Congress, he served in the Minnesota State House from 2002.
He separated from his wife Kim – with whom he has four children – in 2010 and his divorce was finalized in 2012.