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Fla. Rep. Alan Grayson’s wife drops restraining order against him

- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 13, 2014

Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson's wife is no longer insisting that he stay a certain amount of distance from her, dropping the restraining order she filed a few days ago.

She had filed the temporary order after claiming he shoved her.

"Ms. Carson-Grayson has apparently dropped the petition for injunction that she levied against the congressman last week, and will no longer pursue a restraining order against him. Ms. Carson-Grayson's complaint was voluntarily dismissed," said a spokeswoman for the Florida congressman, Lauren Doney, in Politico.

"While this is certainly positive news, we want to emphasize that these baseless charges should never have been brought in the first place," Ms. Doney added, in the statement. "Two eyewitness accounts, video evidence, a thorough police investigation and Ms. Carson-Grayson's own 911 call confirmed the congressman's innocence — and that Ms. Carson-Grayson was, in fact, the aggressor."

Mr. Grayson — known for his public rantings about Republicans' ideas of health care reform were simply to let old people die — is in the midst of a divorce from his wife, Lolita, of 24 years. His wife alleged he shoved her during a recent home visit, but Mr. Grayson countered that she was the one who actually pushed. Regardless, she filed a temporary restraining order — boosting the divorce proceedings into even more public limelight.

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