The allegations against Keith Ellison are explosive, though at this point unproven. The Minnesota congressman's ex-girlfriend Karen Monahan alleges that he verbally and physically abused her in 2016. "He looked at me, goes 'Hey you f—ing hear me' ... and then he looked at me, he goes 'Bitch, get the f— out of my house,' and he started to try to drag me off the bed," she told CBS News. "That's when I put my camera on to video him."
Monahan has expressed reluctance to release the tape allegedly depicting the abuse. She has also said that she misplaced the flash drive that contains it. Three of Monahan's friends told CNN that she had told them about the incident after it happened. Her son, who first described the alleged abuse in a Facebook post, said he found the video on his mom's computer in 2017.