Central Florida Congressman Alan Grayson is facing allegations of physical assault from his estranged wife. The outspoken U.S. representative, who represents part of Polk County, denied shoving his wife, and instead accused her of hitting him.
Grayson has not been charged, and the Orange County sheriff said the case is still under investigation.
The couple is currently going through a divorce.
On Wednesday, one of Grayson's aides shared and discussed video he took from his smart phone during the couple's confrontation. That video shows Grayson's wife physically confronting him.
A court has not yet ruled on the evidence.
A judge temporarily banned Grayson from contacting his wife based on her accusations, until they appear in court. Grayson maintains his wife was the aggressor and he retreated after she attacked him.
Thursday, Grayson's 18-year-old daughter Skye released a statement supporting her father's version of events:
"On Saturday, March 1, 2014, around 4:00pm, I was at my home when my father, came to the house to see my brothers, sisters and me. I had told my mother, that my father was coming over and she rushed to put my siblings in the van to take them away from the house before my father arrived. When my father arrived, my mother became very angry and started yelling profanities at my father. She was being very aggressive and confrontational. When my father went to the front door to pick-up the mail, my mother charged the front door and yelled to my father that she would not allow him to enter the house. She ran to the front door and put herself between the door and my father. She continued to yell at my father, pushed him and slapped him in the face. At no time did my father hit or push my mother. In fact, my father backed away from my mother when she became physically aggressive."
Grayson was first elected in 2008. He lost his re-election bid in 2010, but ran and won in a different district in 2012. It covers parts of Polk, Osceola, and Orange counties.
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