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July 30, 2014

Grayson Restraining Order Dropped

Rep. Alan Grayson’s estranged wife has voluntarily dropped a restraining order against him, according to a statement from his office.

The Florida Democrat was accused by Lolita Grayson of injuring her during an argument earlier this month, an allegation the congressman vehemently denied. His office said in subsequent statements that Lolita Grayson had in fact attacked him and cast doubt on her mental state.

The Orange County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Department declined to press charges last week.

“While this is certainly positive news, we want to emphasize that these baseless charges should never have been brought in the first place,” Lauren Doney, spokeswoman for the congressman, said in a statement. “For the sake of the all parties involved, we sincerely hope that this concludes Ms. Carson-Grayson’s efforts to misrepresent and exploit the family’s private affairs.”

  • Ronaldus_Maximus

    Wonder how much this cost him? He’s a punk. Punks are exactly the type to abuse women.

  • pappadave

    Easy to understand. She realized that him losing his job over this would mean HER support from him would disappear, too.

  • chuckinva

    “His office said in subsequent statements that Lolita Grayson had in fact attacked him and cast doubt on her mental state”.

    We all know that there is no reason to “cast doubt” on Congressman Grayson’s mental state. He proves that he is nuts every time he opens his mouth.

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  • River Bend

    Have to laugh at the spokesperson’s attempt to distance the wife by name. The article clearly refers to her as “Lolita Grayson” while the spokeswoman calls her “Ms. Carson-Grayson”. She already got a name demotion!

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