Top Dem's Accuser Speaks on Camera For the First Time
Per Hot Air:
Karen Monahan is the woman who claims she was screamed at and dragged off a bed by Rep. Keith Ellison back in 2016. You may recall that this allegation initially surfaced when Monahan’s adult son wrote a lengthy Facebook post saying he’d discovered a video of the incident while using his mother’s computer. Monahan subsequently shared with the media some post-breakup text messages she’d exchanged with Ellison but has not released the video which would confirm her story.
Yesterday afternoon, Monahan sat down for her first on-camera interview with CBS News. This first clip contains Monahan describing the incident in which she was dragged off a bed by Ellison. CBS News notes that Ellison has denied the incident or that a video of it exists. As for why she’s not releasing the tape, Monahan claims it is too traumatic and says her word should be enough.
Thus far, Monahan’s story is a repeat of what her son has previously alleged to be the case. But in this next clip, Monahan claims that Ellison met with her at a cafe prior to his run for Minnesota AG and expressed concern that she might tweet something about him and the #MeToo movement.
“The conversation went straight to ‘Hey, you know, I noticed that you’ve been tweeting a lot, you know, about abuse and the #MeToo…,'” Monahan says. She continues, “He goes, ‘I don’t want to have to look over my shoulder all the time wondering when you’re going to tweet something and, you know, say it’s me.'”
According to Monahan, she said, “I never ruined your career. I didn’t choose to do the things you did.”