- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida — who frequently seems to find himself in the news — is seeking an annulment from his wife Lolita on the premise that she was already married when they took their vows.

A new court filing to counter Lolita Grayson’s January filing for divorce says that when they met in 1985, she “represented herself as single in order to induce Mr. Grayson to marry her,” the Orlando Sentinel reports.

After the “apparent marriage ceremony” on April 28, 1990, Lolita Grayson “secretly participated” in a divorce from her prior husband, according to court documents.

“It’s not common,” Richard West, Mr. Grayson’s divorce lawyer, told the paper. “I’ve been doing this kind of work almost 35 years, and this is only the third time it has come up.”

Mr. Grayson is also accusing Lolita Grayson of defamation, libel and slander for accusing him of domestic abuse in March.

Someone at the law office of Lolita Grayson’s lawyer told the paper there would be no comment “at this time.”

Mr. Grayson first won election to Congress in 2008 and lost in 2010 before running and winning again in 2012. He famously said in 2009 that the Republican health care plan was “don’t get sick,” and if you do get sick, “die quickly.”