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Keith Ellison Slapped With Second Domestic Abuse Claim

Keith Ellison
"All of you are accusing me? I don't remember half of you..."

Over the weekend, the Democratic Party’s second-in-command was slammed with a domestic abuse allegation… and now, he faces another allegation from a second woman.

A decade-old 911 call record, released by blogger Jeff Kolb, shows another woman accusing Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.). Ellison serves as the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, of domestic assault.

While the name is redacted from the record, the call came from the home of Ellison’s ex-girlfriend Amy Alexander.

In the call, Alexander accuses Ellison of breaking into her house and assaulting her, before fleeing.

Alexander later elaborated in an interview, saying:

“In May, Keith wanted to try and quiet me so he came to my home uninvited. We had words. His anger kicked in. He berated me. He grabbed me and pushed me out of the way. I was terrified.I called the police. As he fled he broke my screen door. I have never been so scared. I immediately began to second guess myself as many victims of abuse do when at the brink of exposing their abuser. How could I or anyone stand up to the man who had been the local icon of black militancy for almost two decades?”

The case also wound up in front of a judge, after both Ellison and Alexander sought restraining orders against each other.

Ellison faces voters on Tuesday, in his run for Attorney General of Minnesota. Because of early voting, it’s unclear whether or not the allegations will prevent him from winning–but it could have a dramatic impact on the general election this November.


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