Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is denying an accusation by his wife that he injured her during a domestic dispute last Saturday.
In a complaint filed Monday and reported by the Orlando Sentinel Tuesday, Lolita Grayson accused her husband of pushing her against a door at their Florida home, allegedly causing her to fall to the ground.
A judge has since granted a temporary protective injunction against the congressman.
In a statement to The Huffington Post, Grayson spokeswoman Lauren Doney denied the charges.
"These allegations are absolutely false, completely unfounded, and clearly designed to vilify and harm Congressman Grayson," Doney said. “Congressman Grayson firmly denies Ms. Grayson’s frivolous accusations. Witnesses at the scene during the time in question also reject Ms. Grayson’s version of events as an outright lie. Sadly, it was Ms. Grayson who physically attacked the Congressman as he attempted to visit with his children. He did not respond to Ms. Grayson’s violent assault."
In January, Grayson's office announced that the congressman and his wife were separated after Lolita Grayson filed a divorce petition calling their marriage "irretrievably broken."