Congressman will not face charges in domestic incident
March 7th, 2014
07:16 PM ET
7 years ago

Congressman will not face charges in domestic incident

(CNN) – U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida will not be charged in a domestic incident with his wife, according to his office.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department made that decision on Friday, Lauren Doney, a spokeswoman for the Florida Democrat, said in a statement.

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“We are relieved that this ridiculous ordeal is over,” Doney said, noting in the statement that Grayson had done nothing wrong.

The Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday that a judge granted a temporary protective injunction against Grayson after his wife, Lolita, filed a complaint, saying he shoved and injured her over the weekend.

But Grayson's office said witnesses who saw the incident "also reject Ms. Grayson's version of events."

Lolita Grayson, who's been married to Alan Grayson for almost 24 years, filed for divorce less than two months ago, according to the Sentinel.

Rep. Grayson, who's known for making controversial statements in the past, was first elected to Congress in 2008 but lost his 2010 re-election bid.

He ran again in 2012 and won.

CNN's Deirdre Walsh, Ashley Killough and Dana Davidsen contributed to this report.


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soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Sorry GOP. The guy you hate more than Obama is a free man.

    March 7, 2014 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  2. t

    typical.......its FLORI-DUH

    March 7, 2014 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  3. Stuffitu

    Hopefully this goofball and that idiot Wasserman_Schultz will be gone after November.

    March 7, 2014 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  4. danicalifornia

    He is one angry man. He's another person who should just go away. Please take Hillary with you too.

    March 7, 2014 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  5. Roger

    Well, she appears to be a good judge of CHARACTER.

    March 7, 2014 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  6. Freeman

    When a domestic dispute happens at poor people houses ,,,,someone must go to jail,,,,,,why not this time?

    March 7, 2014 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  7. CALIFORNIA

    All because he has a (D) next to his name.

    March 7, 2014 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  8. Independent Thinker

    So he pushed her when she complained about her healthcare?

    March 7, 2014 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  9. gdawg

    Could he at least get a little jail time for wearing that hideous tie to court? Isn't that contempt?

    March 8, 2014 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  10. Independent

    Above the law, nothing to see here......

    March 8, 2014 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  11. Mavent

    A Republican who's a wife-beater. Who would have guessed it?

    March 8, 2014 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  12. bassman

    Gov. Palin was also right about Mr. Grayson. You may remember she endorsed Alan West.

    March 8, 2014 07:13 am at 7:13 am |
  13. Jerry

    Of course NOT, Grayson is a democrat!

    March 8, 2014 07:14 am at 7:14 am |
  14. Chris Asking Question

    Would he have been charged if he was a Republican?

    March 8, 2014 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  15. Working Dude

    HE IS A DEKOCRAT. CNN does not like to tell you the party affiliation if its a democRAT in trouble. When they said "War on Women* they were not kidding. Please end this madness of lie over promises and hand outs their friends. Republican voters are hard workingpeople who just want to be left alone and raise theor family. Please Demoncrats dont take anymore from me. Im tired of supporting the lazy man.

    March 8, 2014 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  16. onesimpleman

    since it is missing from the story – he is a Democrat. Not sure why they would not report that simple fact

    March 8, 2014 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  17. Heydebbi

    Oh my, a democrat gets off again,

    March 8, 2014 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  18. scott bleyle

    I'm surprised.

    March 8, 2014 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  19. Laurice M. Tatum

    Who is this man not to be prosecuted. This is reflective of a much larger problem we face.

    March 8, 2014 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  20. Rick H.

    What a tool.....probably paid the witness off

    March 8, 2014 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  21. Laurice M. Tatum

    Who the heck is this abusive sick man? Why is he being given special consideration? I say he should be persecuted to the fullest extent of the law. This isn't the way you or I would be treated is it?

    March 8, 2014 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  22. Laurice M. Tatum

    ? If an allegation is made the court must hear the charge to determine guilt or innocence. This is a sad commentary on our society.

    March 8, 2014 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  23. PtBarnumBoy

    And this is what passes for news these days?

    March 8, 2014 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  24. Truck

    If the loony tune was a GOP'er,the left would want him executed.

    March 8, 2014 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  25. Neutral Observer

    I recall him blabbing about how the repubs are waging a war on woman. Ha ha, seems as though he's got his very own hateful war on women himself

    March 8, 2014 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
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