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Report: Abuse Claims Against Rep. Keith Ellison Were Unsubstantiated

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Report: Abuse Claims Against Rep. Keith Ellison Were Unsubstantiated
Rep. Keith Ellison's ex-girlfriend accused him of dragging her off a bed and screaming profanity at her.
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A lawyer investigating physical abuse claims against U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison says the allegations cannot be substantiated.

In August, the son of Karen Monahan, Ellison's ex-girlfriend, said he'd seen a video of Ellison dragging his mother off a bed while screaming profanities at her. Monahan later affirmed her son's allegation and told CNN she suffered both emotional and physical abuse while she was dating Ellison. 

Ellison, who is running for Minnesota attorney general, has denied the claims.

Minnesota's Democratic Party hired a lawyer with ties to the organization to look into the allegations. The attorney said in a draft of her report she was unable to confirm those allegations because Monahan refused to show her a video of the incident.

Ellison said in a statement Monday: "I believe women who come forward must be heard and ... have their allegations fully investigated. This is why I have complied with this investigation fully." 

The lawyer's findings have been referred to law enforcement for a final review.

Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN.