Rep. Alan Grayson seeks divorce from his bigamist wife
This is both salacious and delicious - how not so nice things happen to not so nice people.
Rep. Alan Grayson, who once accused Republicans of wanting old people to "die quickly," is filing for divorce from his wife of 24 years. Mrs. Grayson, it appears, had some dark secrets when the couple married in 1990. One of them was that she never quite got around to divorcing her first husband.
When U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson married his wife, she was already wed to another man, according to a new court filing by the congressman’s lawyers, seeking an annulment on the basis of bigamy.
In new court paperwork filed in the couple’s divorce case last week, days before their 24th anniversary, Grayson, D-Florida, accuses Lolita Grayson of fraud, unjust enrichment and misrepresentation, among other claims.
He’s also suing for defamation, the new document states, stemming from a disturbance at their home in March. Lolita Grayson accused her husband of shoving her, but later dropped her petition for a domestic injunction.
Lolita Grayson's attorneys did not immediately respond to a call or emails seeking comment on Tuesday.
Alan Grayson's new filing, a counter-petition to her January divorce filing, states that when he met Lolita Grayson in 1985, she "represented herself as single in order to induce Mr. Grayson to marry her."
The paperwork refers to the couple's union as a "bigamous marriage." Lolita Grayson filed a false application for their marriage license, it says, asserting that she had been divorced since 1981.
"Unbeknownst to Mr. Grayson," the filing adds, "Ms. Grayson was married and remained married to another man... up to and after the parties conducted an apparent marriage ceremony on April 28, 1990."
Several years after marrying Alan Grayson, Lolita Grayson "secretly participated" in a divorce from her prior husband, a man named Robert Carson, in Broward County, Fla., the documents state.
Attached to the congressman's counter-petition was a document dated March 7, 1994, purported to be a final divorce judgment. It lists Lolita Carson as the respondent, and Robert Carson as the petitioner.
Alan Grayson's counter-petition argues that his marriage to Lolita Grayson led to her "unjust enrichment," and that he has suffered "humiliation, emotional distress and financial damages.
Details, details, details. So what if she forgot to get a divorce from her first husband - these things happen.
You want to find a way to blame a guy who compares the Tea Party with the KKK, but there's no evidence Grayson knew of his wife's peculiar ideas about marriage. Still, it makes him look something of the cuckold - a clueless dolt who deserves whatever bad happens to him.