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‘He grabbed her about the neck as he slammed her into the refrigerator.’



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Earlier today, we urged you to help beat Charlie Wilson.

Here’s some new motivation, something you probably didn’t know about Congressman Charlie Wilson of Ohio:

“Charles admits that early in the marriage he kicked and struck Plaintiff and accused her of adultery. Clara shall confirm the beatings, slappings, and kicking at the early stage of her marriage to the point where she was afraid to anger the Defendant and instead yielded to his demands . . .

He jumped out of his chair and grabbed her about the neck as he slammed her into the refrigerator. He then grabbed her about both arms, shaking her as they both went over to the kitchen counter which Mrs. Wilson struck with enough force to take the breath out of her. She then fell to the floor, hitting the bottom door to the sink. As she lay there stunned, she couldn’t move her head or pick up her arm.

Charles admits grabbing Plaintiff [his then-wife, Clara] by the arms and shaking her. He admits grabbing her around the neck with one hand. He admits bruising Plaintiff’s arms and neck.”

“Clara was taken to the East Ohio Regional Hospital by her son. She initially lied to the emergency room physician that she had fallen down stairs. The physician’s observation of a bruise on the back of the right shoulder was inconsistent with a fall down the stairs. He questioned her further and learned of her husband’s assault.”

This is from a trial brief filed by Congressman Wilson’s former wife, Clara Wilson, prior to the formal divorce proceedings. The brief was filed November 9th, 1990.

There is no statute of limitations on public opinion.

Help Bill Johnson out.

UPDATE: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, yesterday: “House Republicans have recruited, endorsed and donated hefty sums of money to candidates with disturbing backgrounds, legal problems, and extreme views. What else don’t Republican Leaders know about their candidates?”


Tags: Bill Johnson , Charlie Wilson


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