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New Ad Hits Sherrod Brown For Domestic Assault Allegations

"Sherrod Brown claims this is a family matter, but by making her sworn statement, his ex-wife, just like other victims, has a right to be believed."

By NTK Staff | 09.13.2018 @11:39am

A group called #MeToo Ohio released a new ad on Thursday highlighting past allegations of domestic assault against Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), made by Brown’s ex-wife, Larke Recchie.

According to the website for #MeToo Ohio, the group is “committed to ensuring courageous Ohioans are able to tell their stories of domestic violence and perpetrators in power are held accountable for violence and harassment.”

“Domestic violence and harassment. Courageous women in Ohio are telling their stories,” the ad’s narrator begins. “Now, Senator Sherrod Brown is facing his own ‘Me Too’ movement from his past.”

The ad then highlights court records from the late 1980s when Brown’s ex-wife accused him of abusing her during their relationship.

According to the Daily Caller:

“In 1986, Sen. Brown was in the midst of a tense divorce with his then-wife of seven years, Larke Recchie. Records from the Franklin County Common Pleas Court in Ohio show that Recchie said in her divorce complaint that Brown “has been guilty of gross neglect of duty and extreme cruelty.”

Recchie also sought a restraining order against Brown to keep him from “doing bodily harm” to her. Recchie claimed to be “in fear for the safety and well-being of myself and our children due to [Brown’s] physical violence and abusive nature” and said Brown “intimidated, pushed, shoved and bullied” her on multiple occasions.

Brown ex-wife was granted a restraining order against him by a judge, but according to Recchie, Brown violated the court order, “pushing, shoving and bullying her.”

“Sherrod Brown claims this is a family matter, but by making her sworn statement, his ex-wife, just like other victims, has a right to be believed,” the ad’s narrator said.

“It’s the height of hypocrisy for him to claim to be an advocate for women with these disturbing charges in his past,” #MeToo Ohio Communications Coordinator Alice Stewart told the Daily Caller about the ad. “It’s time to demonstrate, yet again, that women deserve to be believed.”

Brown has denied the allegations against him, repeatedly saying he “never hurt” his ex-wife.

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