The ex-girlfriend of Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison addressed her abuse allegations against the politician in an on-camera interview Thursday (Aug. 16). Karen Monahan spoke in detail about an alleged domestic violence incident that she said happened nearly two years ago.
The interview came after Ellison, who secured a big Democratic primary victory in the Minnesota Attorney General race this week, denied the allegations.
Monahan, 44, said she had a video of the incident but has chosen not to share it publicly. What she did describe was a vivid story about an alleged September 2016 heated argument between herself and Ellison. “He looked at me, goes ‘Hey you f***ing hear me … and then he looked at me, he goes ‘Bitch, get the f*** out of my house,’ and he started to try to drag me off the bed,” Monahan said to CBS News. “That’s when I put my camera on to video him.”
As to why Monahan waited until now to speak publicly, she said, “I followed my gut. The gut that I kept trying to push down.”
There is no police report of the incident as Monahan said that she didn’t make one. She alleged that Ellison only got physical by dragging her off a bed one time during their relationship, which lasted three years.
Ellison vehemently refuted Monahan’s story to WOCC, a CBS-owned television station in Minnesota. “I’m mortified, absolutely stunned that she would say this,” he said, adding “no, absolutely not” to the woman’s claim that he dragged her.
Ellison will square off against Republican Doug Wardlow in the Minnesota attorney general election in November.
The World Pays Tribute To The Legacy Of Aretha Franklin
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5. Barbra Streisand
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This photo was taken in 2012 when Aretha & I performed at a tribute celebration for our friend Marvin Hamlisch. It’s difficult to conceive of a world without her. Not only was she a uniquely brilliant singer,but her commitment to civil rights made an indelible impact on the world pic.twitter.com/Px9zVB90MM— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) August 16, 2018
6. Don Lemon
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.@DonLemon: This country has lost one of our greatest treasures. Aretha Franklin.— Don Lemon Tonight (@DonLemonTonight) August 17, 2018
With a heart as big as her voice, and a soul that helped power the March for Freedom for people of color, when she insisted like she always did on Respect https://t.co/QN8HgpBYuU pic.twitter.com/OPnLVGARMf
7. Harlem Gospel Choir On GMA
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The Harlem Gospel Choir is here with us live in Times Square this morning, helping celebrate the life of Aretha Franklin. pic.twitter.com/DkZxIrdq0N— Good Morning America (@GMA) August 17, 2018
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This woman played a BIG part in my life. She played a genuine role in my life similar to how my Grandmother was very dear to me. I’ll never forget the talks we shared together. Auntie, kill the choir up there in Heaven & know that your Music will last forever. #Iconic 💔 pic.twitter.com/UXAw9PCQ8H— Fantasia Taylor (@TasiasWord) August 17, 2018
9. Celine Dion
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I'm saddened to learn that Aretha Franklin has passed.The most soulful and inspirational singer of our time. / Je suis attristée d'apprendre le décès d’Aretha Franklin. La chanteuse la plus inspirante de notre époque. - Céline xx…— Celine Dion (@celinedion) August 16, 2018
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10. Clive Davis
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