Fmr lover speaks out after Keith Ellison denies abuse: ‘You know you did that to me …’

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, co-chair of the Democratic National Committee, denied explosive accusations of domestic violence made by the son of his former girlfriend, Karen Monahan.

Even though the former girlfriend backed up those allegations.

“Karen and I were in a long-term relationship which ended in 2016, and I still care deeply for her well-being,” Ellison said in a statement from his campaign. “This video does not exist because I have never behaved in this way, and any characterization otherwise is false.”

A shocking Facebook post written by Austin Monahan accused Ellison of assaulting, harassing, threatening, and verbally abusing his mom — the son said he had viewed a video in which Ellison dragged his mother off the bed by her feet.

And now the ex-girlfriend has weighed in to say her son is telling the truth.

“What my son said is true. Every statement he made was true,” she tweeted. “@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.”

Monahan expressed concern afor Ellison to “get help” in a followup tweet, explaining her time with him as “hell.”


She shared a number of text messages allegedly from Ellison, some of which included what was said to be his phone number for all to see, according to Vox.

One such example is seen here:

Monahan, a political activist, also released an exhaustive statement calling herself “a #METOO survivor.”

After five long paragraphs about racial violence and violence toward women, Monahan mentions Ellison, who is running for the attorney general’s office in Minnesota, for the first time:

“After a several years of being in a relationship with Keith Ellison, It became clear,  I had survived narcissist abuse. Unless you have been through narcissist abuse, it is the most difficult form of abuse to articulate. It leaves survivors (if they survive) with serious health impacts, complex ptsd, depression and so many other devastating impacts. It is a slow insidious form of abuse. You don’t realize it is happening until it’s too late. […]


Monahan described a number of health issues she faced as a result of the horrific abuse she said she was a victim of, adding that she suffers from “complex PTSD.”

She also detailed the incident her son described, when Ellison allegedly dragged her off the bed:

“He said he was about to leave town for the weekend and told me to take the trash out. Given the explosive outrage that occurred the night before, I just should shook my head yes. I didn’t look up at him or saying anything. That is when he tried to drag me off the bed by my legs and feet, screaming “b*itch you answer when I am talking to you. I said take out the trash, your a bad guest (even though we were living in the same place). He kept trying to drag me off the bed, telling me to get the f*ck out of his house, over and over.”


On and on the statement goes, offering intimate details about their relationship, to include Ellison seeing other women and what took place after they broke up.

Minnesota Public Radio News reported on more than 100 text and Twitter messages between Ellison and Monahan that had been viewed,

According to the sometimes combative exchanges that occurred after their breakup, the two coordinate getting her belongings from his house.

In one message, according to MPR, Monahan told Ellison she planned to write about their “journey” and he warned her not to, calling it a “horrible attack on my privacy, unreal.”


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