A judicial officer ordered Friday that Rep. Keith Ellison's divorce records be unsealed next week, opening the documents to the public weeks before the election and amid a contentious race for Minnesota attorney general.
In an order issued Friday, Hennepin County Family Court Referee Jason Hutchison said the records in Ellison's 2012 divorce with ex-wife Kim Ellison will be unsealed on Oct. 17.
Ellison will appeal the order, his lawyer said.
Ellison, the Democratic nominee for attorney general, has been accused of domestic abuse by his ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan, who said he tried to drag her off a bed by her foot during a dispute in 2016. Ellison denies the allegation.