As Twitchy readers know, a Facebook post written by an Austin Monahan, son of Karen Monahan, went viral over the weekend that detailed fairly serious charges of domestic abuse against Keith Ellison. Through his campaign, Ellison denied these charges Sunday afternoon; Sunday evening Karen provided a local news outlet with a fairly lengthy (and damning) statement.

From Kare11.com:

I have now come to realize it is not as easy to stand for what is right and just when you are smeared and cast out of your “so-called community” than when you have the mass standing with you. Any country or community that condones violence toward another groups humanity, isn’t a group I necessarily want to follow. A collective psychosis must occur for any form of abuse to be rationalized or dismissed. When a malignant cell spreads, it becomes cancer. Violence in this country is a cancer.,

After several years of being in a relationship with Keith Ellison, It became clear, I had survived narcissist abuse. Unless you have been through narcissist abuse, it is the most difficult form of abuse to articulate. It leaves survivors (if they survive) with serious health impacts, complex ptsd, depression and so many other devastating impacts. It is a slow insidious form of abuse. You don’t realize it is happening until it’s too late. Now that I understand it and have done so much healing, I can look back at certain moments and experiences in this relationship and they now make perfect sense. I or nobody else can diagnose a person with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). But I am well aware of the traits and I witnessed each one of them.

She continued …

Throughout the relationship, he would say and do things and then gaslight me when I would ask what was going on.. He would make me think I was crazy for suspecting things I had heard or had seen. Come to find out, everything that I would bring up was actually true. The more I would see and hear things, the more I would bring it up. The anger and rage were ramping up. He would say and do things to manipulate me, so I wouldn’t bring certain issue up. A few examples of using power and control, cancel trips, tell me to move on a regular basis and would tell me I made him do it because I wouldn’t stop arguing. Basically, the things I would hear and suspect, which were true, I wasn’t allowed to mention or I would deal with some ramification It got worse as time went on.. The pathological lying, cheating, smearing my name and seeking validation and sympathy from the various females he was preying on, kept getting more and more frequent. He would word certain text where he there was plausible deniability but with everything else, it was so clear.

Read her entire statement.

Wow.

She and her son Austin have both claimed there is video documentation; it has not been released at this point.

How will the Ellison camp respond to THIS?


Related:

DEVELOPING: Keith Ellison Campaign responds, denies domestic abuse allegations

WHOA if true: MN Dem. Debra Hilstrom tweets SHOCKING Facebook post accusing Keith Ellison of domestic violence

The plot THICKENS! Keith Ellison’s own tweets show history of relationship with Karen Monahan (and her son!)