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Keith Ellison's ex-girlfriend shares medical record detailing abuse allegation

Karen Monahan posted the document on Twitter Wednesday.

Karen Monahan has released one of her medical records that shows she discussed the alleged domestic abuse by Rep. Keith Ellison with her doctor.

Ellison's ex-girlfriend posted the document from Park Nicollet Clinic, dated November 28, 2017 on Twitter Wednesday.

It records that she had presented symptoms of anemia, and that she told her doctor "she was in a very stressful environment for years, emotional and physical abuse by a partner from whom she is now separated."

It then goes on to say: "She identifies the individual she was involved with as congressman Ellison, and she is now worried about retribution if she identifies him publicly."

As the document is dated last November, this is 9 months before Monahan went public with her allegation against Ellison, which happened a few days ahead of the Minnesota DFL primaries in August. This came after the alleged domestic abuse was initially revealed in a post by her son on Facebook.

Her son said Ellison had subjected her to "pure hell" during the two year relationship that end in 2016, with Monahan herself saying she was a victim of "narcissist abuse."

She also says she has a 2-minute video showing Ellison physically and verbally abusing her, including pulling her off a bed by her feet. This footage has not been released, with Monahan saying she doesn't intend to and that it's packed up on a flash drive somewhere in storage.

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Ellison, who is running for Minnesota Attorney General this November and has denied accusations of abuse, did not respond with a comment when contacted by the Star Tribune on Wednesday.

A KSTP poll recently found the race for AG is neck-and-neck between Ellison and GOP candidate Doug Wardlow, though a Star Tribune/MPR News poll found Ellison had a slight lead.

The same poll asked people if they believe Ellison committed the abuse, with 21 percent saying they did, 22 percent saying they didn't, and 57 percent unsure.

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