A History of Domestic Abuse
Alan Grayson’s wife filed paperwork accusing him of shoving her into a door at her home and injuring her in early March. A judge granted a temporary protective injunction against Grayson. The Sheriff’s office listed the offense under investigation as domestic-violence battery.
Grayson accused his wife of hitting him, saying that he was the victim. His attorneys released a video showing Lolita Grayson blocking the entrance to the door of their home. Grayson had asked his aide to follow them home and film them, because his wife had been “acting erratically” during the divorce proceedings.
The Orange County Sheriff’s office decided not to pursue a case against Grayson. A 911 call with Lolita Grayson had her say that he was “coming to the house and disturbing her peace,” but that he hadn’t hurt her. The investigators said there wasn’t enough evidence that a crime had been committed.
In his 2012 house race against Todd Long, Alan Grayson accused Long of domestic violence against his ex-wife, claiming his ex-wife called Long “abusive and manipulative” during divorce testimony. Long’s ex-wife denied that Long abused her at all and chastised Grayson for saying she said that.
Lolita Grayson’s petition said Alan Grayson had a history of physical violence toward her and that he physically battered her and their children “from time to time.” She also said he had arrived at her home unannounced.
The domestic violence injunction against Grayson was dropped after Lolita Grayson filed a voluntary dismissal. The two were divorcing and living apart at the time.
In a later debate against Todd Long, Alan Grayson didn’t back down from his accusations of domestic violence, stating “if you’re going to ask anyone, ‘are you still beating your wife,’ that kind of question, ask him.”