Oregon Senate Candidate Monica Wehby Accused of Harassment
(SALEM, Ore.) -- Oregon's leading GOP Senate candidate, Monica Wehby, came under fire Monday as new accusations of harassment surfaced. Just ahead of Tuesday's deadline for primary ballots, a police report was released revealing that Wehby allegedly stalked her ex-boyfriend in April 2013. In a 911 call, Wehby's ex-boyfriend called police to voice his concerns.
"She's very, very upset and angry," Andrew Miller says in the recording. "She's been coming to my workplace. She's been phoning inappropriately to my employees."
Miller claimed she also showed up at his home uninvited, about five times in 10 days. Now, he reportedly says he regrets making the call to police, and never pursued any legal action against Wehby. In addition, the ex-boyfriend claims he supports her as a political candidate.
The recently released 911 recording paint a different picture of the senate hopeful, with her Twitter and campaign website showing her as a single mom of four teens and highlighting her career as a pediatric neurosurgeon.
In a statement, Wehby says the relationship ended amicably and she is, "not pleased that it has been deemed newsworthy."
Adding fuel to the fire, a recently released police report showed Portland officers also responded to a domestic disturbance in 2007 related to Wehby and her now ex-husband, Jim Grant. The incident occurred while the couple was in the middle of a divorce, during which Grant accused Wehby of hitting him with a pad of paper. He also said she pulled his hair, slapped him, and threw items at him over the course of a year.
A third report surfaced involving a violationt of Wehby's custody agreement with Grant. He claimed she pounded on his door, demanding to see their children, though as part of their deal neither party was allowed at each other's homes.
Wehby addressed the issue in a statement Monday.
"Like a lot of women, I’ve gone through a divorce that was a very trying time for me and for my family. I’m deeply saddened that such a personal matter, which bears no relevance to my Senate campaign, has been used as a political weapon to attack my character."
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