Congressman Alan Grayson D-Fla. is asking for an annulment from his wife of almost 24 years on the grounds of bigamy.
Grayson filed a counter-petition to his wife’s January divorce filing, according to the Orlando Sentinel, that says when he met Lolita Grayson in 1985, she “represented herself as single in order to induce Mr. Grayson to marry her.”
The Orlando Sentinel reported:
The paperwork refers to the couple’s union as a “bigamous marriage.” Lolita Grayson filed a false application for their marriage license, it says, asserting that she had been divorced since 1981.
“Unbeknownst to Mr. Grayson,” the filing adds, “Ms. Grayson was married and remained married to another man… up to and after the parties conducted an apparent marriage ceremony on April 28, 1990.”
Several years after marrying Alan Grayson, Lolita Grayson “secretly participated” in a divorce from her prior husband, a man named Robert Carson, in Broward County, the documents state.
Attached to the congressman’s counter-petition was a document dated March 7, 1994, purported to be a final divorce judgment. It lists Lolita Carson as the respondent, and Robert Carson as the petitioner.
Alan Grayson’s counter-petition argues that his marriage to Lolita Grayson led to her “unjust enrichment,” and that he has suffered “humiliation, emotional distress and financial damages.”
The congressman is also requesting that a judge order Lolita Grayson to “make an accounting of all of the money and property she has received” so she can return it to him.
Both parties are seeking custody of the four children and residency in the home.
Read more on the story in the Orlando Sentinel.
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