Amid the explosive allegations of domestic abuse against Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., made by the son of a former girlfriend, Karen Monahan, who has since backed up the accusation, there’s a report of a second woman claiming Ellison was abusive.
And there’s a 911 call that appears to support the second claim.
Amy Alexander claimed that Ellison had abused her during a 2005 relationship in a 2006 article published in The Wright County Republican and blogger Laura Loomer uncovered documentation of a 911 call.
Alexander said in the article that she began seeing Ellison in 1993, while he was still married, and that the relationship eventually went downhill, which prompted her to move out of state.
They would cross paths again in 2004, but the relationship came to a quick end in May 2005 — that’s when Alexander said Ellison showed up at her house uninvited and assaulted her.
“In May, Keith wanted to try and quiet me so he came to my home uninvited,” wrote Alexander. “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.”
As Loomer noted, the caller’s name on the 911 report has been redacted, but she said a records search under the name of “Amy Alexander” shows that “Alexander lived at the address on the report: 1403 Washington St NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Alexander did acknowledge that Ellison had previously taken out a restraining order against her, characterizing the move as an attempt to “marginalize” her.
“He made this whole nightmare a matter of public record,” she said. “He silenced me. Now it’s my turn to be heard.”
Ellison, co-cair of the Democratic National Committee issued a statement denying the claims made by Monahan, which is said to include video of him pulling her from a bed by her feet while calling her a “f*cking b*tch.”
“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 the statement. “I never behaved this way, and any characterization otherwise is false.”
Meanwhile, the silence from Tom Perez, chairman of the DNC, has been deafening.