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Tenn. Republican Nominee For Congress Accused Of Harassment, Intimidation and Abuse


The campaign has hit back at the accusations.

"These one-sided accusations from a decade-old divorce are all false and the court ruled there was no validity to any of them," DesJarlais campaign manager Brent Leatherwood said in a statement to the newspaper on Wednesday.

In another filing, his ex-wife asked that her husband's visitation rights with their child be limited because DesJarlais "allegedly showed up at her apartment complex on Valentine's Day and began harassing her to the point that she called the police."

DesJarlais' ex-wife Susan was later found to be in contempt of court for verbally abusing and cursing Scott DesJarlais in the presence of their child, said Roll Call.

According to his campaign website, DesJarlais "has been practicing medicine in Tennessee for almost two decades, seeing patients at the Grand View Medical Center in Jasper." He has since remarried, and his bio says that "Scott and his wife Amy, have three children: Tyler, Ryan and their little sister Maggie."

In an interview with RedState earlier this year, DesJarlais touted his family values.

We believe in God, and family and that success is created by working hard every day. We don't want the government interfering in our lives or telling us what to do. And we are tired of being the victims of a liberal system that is slowly stripping us of our means to live and survive.