Earlier today, we told you about how Deputy DNC Chair Keith Ellison was facing allegations of domestic violence. Someone named Austin Monahan wrote a lengthy Facebook post, claiming that his mother, Karen Monahan, was in an abusive relationship with Ellison. Austin claims he found a video on his mother’s computer of Ellison allegedly dragging Monahan off a bed by her feet and calling her a “f**king b*tch.”
He wrote in part:
In the middle of 2017, I was using my moms computer trying to download something and I clicked on a file, I found over 100 text and twitters messages and video almost 2 min long that showed Keith Ellison dragging my mama off the bed by her feet, screaming and calling her a “fucking bitch” and telling her to get the fuck out of his house. The messages I found, were mixed with him consistently telling my mom he wanted her back, he missed her, he knew he fucked up and we wished he could do things different, he would victim shaming, bully her, and threaten her if she went public. I text him and told him I know what you did to my mama and a few other things.
I met up with my mom that night and asked her what happened. She said nothing happened until I told her I saw a video and hell of a lot of messages saying something different. She finally talked. My brother and I were so angry and hurt for our mom. We were ready to go public but our mom begged us not to and she along with others convinced us it wasn’t in our moms best interest.
I saw message after message through out all that time, where my mom was telling him she wasn’t going back to him but still saw his humanity and offered restorative justice. I honestly don’t see how she would offer him that, but thats her choice.
Sitting all this time, watching what our mom went through and not being able to say or do anything was hard as hell. None of you know the hell our family has gone through. I don’t think half of you would even care. We watched her so called political friends stand by say or do nothing. People had an idea what happened and never reached out to my mom. The same people who are posting about social justice are ready to smear my mom, protect a person who abused her and broke the law. You think we give a shit about a politics when we saw what our mom went through? She may not matter to none of you, but she is our mom, our kids grandmother and she is actually someone. There is a lot more he has done to my mom and others that we saw in the text but our mom can decide if and when she wants to tell the world that part.
Here’s a screenshot of the entire post:
We also found tweets from someone who claimed to be Monahan. She seemingly confirmed the post, but again. We don’t know if it’s ACTUALLY her.
That was my son who posted and its true. He wouldn’t lie about his own mom
— Karen Monahan (@KarenMonahan01) August 12, 2018
That is my son who bravely shared that post. He isn’t lying about anything. This has nothing to do with trump or politics to us. It is about abuse and the person just so happened to be a politicians.
— Karen Monahan (@KarenMonahan01) August 12, 2018
Minnesota State Rep. Debra Hilstrom is calling on Ellison to address this…
This post was brought to my attention because I was tagged in this post. Domestic Violence is never ok. The incidents described are troubling. I call on Keith Ellison to answer these allegations.https://t.co/CQ1LSVfZqf
— Debra Hilstrom (@debrahilstrom) August 12, 2018
…but so far, it’s been *crickets* from MSM, which is WEIRD. I’m willing to bet the reaction would be a wee bit different if he hand an “R” next to his name. Then again, MSM still delights in Ellison even though he defends horrific humans like Louis Farrakhan, so I’m really not surprised.
I’m not saying Ellison is guilty. I’m just wondering where the #MeToo mob went. Ellison should ABSOLUTELY have the opportunity to clear his name, but at this point, it barely needs to be cleared because MSM isn’t really interested.
Maybe that’ll change in the next few hours or days. Who knows.
All that being said, the plot THICKENS. First thing is first. We have to establish that these two actually had some sort of relationship. Otherwise, this is automatically FALSE. Well, Twitchy did some digging and discovered that the two DID have some sort of history.
— Keith Ellison (@keithellison) September 3, 2016
Dr. Cornel West, Karen Monahan, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa pic.twitter.com/CvxtAP4Y2L
— Keith Ellison (@keithellison) January 31, 2016
One of Minnesota's own EJ superstars, Karen Francis Monahan and her son, Austin, on her birthday! pic.twitter.com/qS4mSGl3lW
— Keith Ellison (@keithellison) April 11, 2016
@keithellison Thank you for the birthday cake and dinner. I love the pic…..
— Karen Monahan (@KarenMonahan01) April 11, 2016
Remember, Austin is the one who wrote the post. And again– those are from Ellison’s own Twitter account. There’s more where that came from too.
Still no response from Ellison. Tick tock.