The Minnesota Star Tribune has joined the suit to unseal the divorce records of Rep. Keith Ellison amid domestic abuse allegations by his ex-girlfriend. (WCCO)

The state’s largest newspaper said Tuesday that it is joining a legal effort to unseal the records from the congressman’s 2012 divorce from Kim Ellison. The first media outlet to file a motion was Alpha News, a conservative-leaning Minnesota news website.

The motions to unseal the divorce records come in the wake of allegations against the congressman from Karen Monahan, an ex-girlfriend of Ellison’s who says he forcibly dragged her off a bed. She says video of the incident exists. Ellison says that’s not true.

Recently, Monahan tweeted images of medical documents from 2017, which showed her reporting to doctors that she was in an emotionally and physically abusive relationship with the congressman.

Ellison, a Democrat, is facing Republican Doug Wardlow in a November election for attorney general. The allegations against him surfaced in August, just days before a crowded Democratic primary.

Both media outlets are scheduled to have their motion heard in Hennepin County court on October 9.

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