MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – In the race for Minnesota’s Attorney General, a judge has ruled to open the divorce records of Democratic candidate and Congressman Keith Ellison.
The state’s Court of Appeals denied Ellison’s request Tuesday to keep his divorce records sealed. The judge’s decision to open the sealed documents comes after former girlfriend Karen Monahan accused Ellison of abuse. She has accused the congressman of dragging her off a bed and screaming at her. Ellison has repeatedly denied the allegations.
Ellison’s former wife spoke out on Tuesday.
“There was never any abuse in our marriage, and there’s nothing in our files to say that there was,” Kim Ellison said.
Kim Ellison says the divorce records contain sensitive information about her mental health. The couple was divorced in 2012 after 25 years of marriage. Three of their sons were at her side.
The divorce records will be made public on Wednesday.