Florida congressman's wife drops restraining order against him

ORLANDO, Florida Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:06pm EDT

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ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The wife of Florida Congressman Alan Grayson dropped her request for a permanent restraining order against him, according to a court filing on Wednesday.

Lolita Grayson had accused her husband of shoving and bruising her, and on March 3 obtained a temporary restraining order against him, based on her account of what happened when they met at the family home on March 1.

The couple is estranged, with Lolita Grayson having filed for divorce in January.

Grayson's lawyer Mark Nejame later produced a video shot by the congressman's aide of the encounter which he said showed that Lolita Grayson was the aggressor.

Grayson, 55, who is up for re-election in 2014, has drawn three potential Republican challengers.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office previously announced it would not file charges against the congressman.

The Graysons have been married for 23 years and have five children.

(Reporting by Barbara Liston. Editing by David Adams)

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fred62172 wrote:
Women in Florida always receive protective orders against their husbands and BF . They are not required to provide proof or evidence of abuse the judges just issue them to the women with no questions asked. We tried to change the violence against womens act but this congressman would not have it. Men are 50 %of domestic violence victims.Please watch this video about protective order abuses and how they hurt children and fathers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMXW0K2SD4g

Mar 12, 2014 8:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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