• Investigators: Rep. Alan Grayson won't be charged in domestic incident


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - The sheriff's office said U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson won't be charged in connection with a domestic incident involving his wife.

    Alan Grayson's wife had accused him of pushing her during an argument over the weekend. An investigation by the Orange County Sheriff's Office determined Alan Grayson did not touch or push his wife. Detectives interviewed two witnesses, including Alan Grayson's son, who both said that Lolita Grayson was the one who became physical, according to an investigative report.

    Although he wasn't charged, Alan Grayson was served with a domestic violence injunction filed by Lolita Grayson.

    Lolita Grayson filed for divorce in January, and the central Florida Democrat claims he was attempting to visit his children at their Windermere home when the incident occurred.

    Juan Lopez, Alan Grayson's director of constituent services, said Grayson asked him to come along when he went home to get mail and medicine and pick up his daughter, who was visiting from New York.

    "She basically charged the door. She did not want him to go inside and proceeded to physically contact him," Lopez said.

    Lopez said things quickly got worse.

    "She continued to hit him and push him away from the front door," Lopez said.

    Lopez said the video shows Alan Grayson never went inside as his wife had claimed and that she was the one who struck Grayson.

    Grayson's 18-year-old daughter, Skye, said her father never hit or pushed her mother and backed away when her mother got physically aggressive.

    Channel 9's Kathi Belich asked where Lolita Grayson got the bruises she blamed on the congressman.

    "She takes taekwondo and takes blood thinners, and that's how we think she got the bruises," said Mark Nejame, Alan Grayson's lawyer.

    Alan Grayson's staffer told Eyewitness News that he has seen Lolita Grayson get aggressive with his boss once before.

    Alan Grayson, a Democrat, represents Florida's Ninth District.

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