Moments ago in a courtroom in Orlando Florida, attorneys for U.S. Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), argued before a judge that the Congressman’s wife, Lolita, was guilty of bigamy.
On January 6, 2014, Lolita Grayson, wife of Congressman Alan Grayson, filed for divorce stating that her marriage to Congressman Grayson was “irretrievably broken.” Since this initial filing by his wife, Congressman Grayson’s messy divorce has made many a headline in the Orlando news circuits.
Making headlines for what many would consider unsavory reasons is nothing new to the unapologetic liberal Congressman. Congressman Grayson currently represents Florida’s 9th District. Prior to his current tenure as a Representative of Florida’s 9th, Congressman Grayson represented Florida’s 8th District from 2009 – 2011.
During the course of his 2010 re-election campaign, Congressman Grayson came under fire for airing misleading ads attacking his opponent, former Florida Representative and Senator Daniel Webster. While there were a variety of attack adds aired during the election cycle, the one that caught Congressman Grayson the most heat seemingly accused Congressman Webster of making sexist remarks at a public speaking engagement.
Congressman Grayson’s election ads, particularly the one posted above, would later be denounced as misappropriating Congressman Webster’s words. Congressman Grayson would later go onto lose the election to Congressman Webster.
Now, in 2015, Congressman Grayson is entrenched in a different style of controversy. As Congressman Grayson and his estranged wife Lolita Grayson fight over the couple’s million dollar fortune, Congressman Grayson’s attorneys have made what many might consider a rather odd assertion.
On Monday, March 9, attorneys for Congressman Grayson, Mark NeJame and Kenneth Morse, made the claim that Lolita Grayson was guilty of bigamy. NeJame and Morse argue that when Lolita allegedly married Congressman Grayson – then a Virgina attorney – she was still legally married to another man.
Congressman Grayson and Lolita Grayson were allegedly married in 1990. Congressman Grayson’s attorneys argue, however, that prior to Lolita’s marriage to the eventual Congressman, she was lawfully wed to a man named Robert Carson whom she married in the Philippines.
Congressman Grayson’s attorneys go on to to argue that Lolita’s marriage to Robert Carson was not legally dissolved until 1994. This, according to NeJame and Morse, leaves Lolita Grayson guilty of bigamy. Such arguments has lead Congressman Grayson’s attorneys to stipulate.
“…their [Congressman Grayson and Lolita’s] union never lawfully took place, thus he’s [Congressman Grayson] entitled to an annulment and need not share the assets he’s accumulated in his career.”