ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Cellphone video from U.S.
congressman Alan Grayson's staffer shows his wife, Lolita Grayson, appeared to be the aggressor in their physical confrontation last month, not her husband, as she alleged.
But Lolita Grayson talked about a lot more than that altercation during an interview with detectives, accusing the congressman of longtime abuse.
"I'm done. My husband has always been hitting me for years," she told investigators. "He's been hitting me a lot. I've been so quiet for years."
Lolita Grayson accused her husband of trying to kill her but said she stood by him until December when his cheating drove her to throw him out.
"I told him, 'Handsome, I know the fact that you have been cheating for more than a year, two years,'" she said. "He doesn't have any remorse. He's so happy."
Lolita Grayson told investigators her husband told her to stop talking about his mistress, saying, "'You're hurting me talking about my mistress. They are my mistresses and I'm proud of that.'"
She also talked politics and how she warned her husband against comparing the
tea party to the Ku Klux Klan in an ad last year.
"I said, 'Handsome, don't do that. You're destroying your (unintelligible). You accuse them because they've, they've never done anything to you
.,'" Lolita Grayson said.
She said he told her she was student and responded, "(Expletive) you."
Lolita Grayson filed for divorce in January and told the detective what she wants from her self-made millionaire soon
"To pay everything until, until I die," she said.
She went on to say her husband told her she won't get anything and that she'll be up in the gutter.
Alan Grayson was never charged in the case.