Kim Ellison, the ex-wife of Minnesota DFL U.S. House Rep. Keith Ellison, made a public plea Tuesday that the couple's divorce records should remain private.
The file is scheduled to be unsealed Wednesday under an order issued last week by Hennepin County family court referee Jason Hutchison.
Kim Ellison said the file contains personal details of medical and mental health issues. Ellison, who is a member of the Minneapolis school board, said during a news conference that prior to the 2011 divorce she battled severe depression after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
"Keith is fighting to keep the files sealed because I don't want them unsealed," Ellison said. "I am the one who wants the files to remain sealed."