ORLANDO, Florida — A divorce lawyer for U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson's wife says the congressman is trying to intimidate him.
Attorney Mark Longwell said in a court filing Friday that Grayson had written him an email threatening litigation for comments Longwell made about the divorce proceedings earlier in the week.
The email was an attempt to intimidate him and influence his counsel of Grayson's wife, Lolita, Longwell said in the filing, which asks for a protective order prohibiting Grayson from "engaging in abusive behavior."
Grayson's attorney, Mark NeJame, said the congressman was only trying to set the record straight with his wife's attorney.
"He's no-nonsense and this is not a game to him," NeJame said. "This has to do with his family, his children, and whether or not he was deceived."
A trial on whether the Graysons' marriage was legitimate started this week in an Orlando courtroom. The hearing is to be continued at a later date.
Grayson said his wife, Lolita, was still married to another man when she and the multimillionaire congressman married in 1990 in Virginia.
She has said she was divorced at the time.