U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson accuses wife of bigamy in court filings



ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - What was already a messy divorce for a central Florida congressman took a bizarre turn on Tuesday when he accused his wife of bigamy.

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson is asking for an annulment of his marriage saying he and his wife were married before she filed for divorce from her former husband.

A staffer for Grayson recorded Lolita Grayson, Alan Grayson's wife of more than 20 years, fighting with her husband the couple's Orlando home after she had filed for divorce.

At the time, Lolita Grayson accused her husband of attacking her, but after the release of the video showing otherwise, no charges were filed.

Now, the fight between the two has taken another turn.

In a 27-page filing, Alan Grayson alleges that his wife was already married in 1990 when he married her and that she didn't get divorced from her first husband until 1994.

As proof, Grayson attached the marriage license from the Commonwealth of Virginia, between he and Lolita Grayson, dated April 26, 1990.

He also attached a filing for divorce out of Broward County filed in 1994 between Lolita Grayson and her former husband, Robert Carson.

Alan Grayson said his estranged wife committed fraud and misrepresented herself. He is seeking custody of the couple's four children, the couple's home and most of the assets.

Investigative reporter Christopher Heath is covering this story and will have details on Channel 9 Eyewitness News at 4.

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