Fla. Congressman Alan Grayson Won't Be Charged Over Domestic Incident

Friday, Mar 7, 2014  |  Updated 9:29 PM EDT
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Grayson Won't Be Charged Over Domestic Incident

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U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, a Florida Democrat, will not be charged over a domestic incident with his estranged wife, Orlando investigators said Friday.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said it had determined that there wasn't probable cause supporting Lolita Grayson's claim that the congressman — from whom she filed for divorce in January — had pushed her against a door.

Earlier this week a judge granted her a restraining order against the Orlando lawmaker, after she alleged he had pushed her against their home's front door when he stopped by last Saturday.

Rep. Grayson said through a spokesman that he was "relieved that this ridiculous ordeal is over" after the announcement Friday that he would not be charged.

"Today the Orange County Sheriff's Department confirmed what we have known all along: Congressman Grayson did nothing wrong," his office said.

Lolita Grayson filed for divorce in January. On Wednesday, she asked a judge to enter a default judgment, claiming Grayson had failed to respond to her petition in a timely manner.

Terry Young, an attorney for Lolita Grayson, didn't respond to a phone call or email.

Alan Grayson's attorneys released a video Wednesday that they said supported the congressman's account.

The video shot by a staffer for the congressman shows Lolita Grayson walking from a red minivan parked in front of their home, pointing her finger and shouting. The video then cuts to the congressman and his wife arguing at the front door to the house. It then shows Lolita Grayson pushing her hand at her estranged husband's face. Alan Grayson was at the house to visit his children.

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