Minnesota Democrat Debra Hilstrom made an alarming Tweet about Keith Ellison that includes accusations of domestic violence and she wants some answers. Her Tweet included a link to a Facebook post that allegedly comes from the son of Karen Monahan, who seems to be a former lover who Keith Ellison supposedly had a relationship with. The mother, who is the woman that is referenced in the violent tweets, also responded. It’s important to know that the identity of the people posting these messages has not been confirmed. Only Debra’s and Keith Ellison’s accounts are verified.

Remember that these accusations and allegations are just that – we must remember that they have not been confirmed or verified yet, and we are only reporting what is being said on social media. There is a very good chance that this is all true and we will soon find out. There’s also a good chance that it could all be fake and someone is setting up Ellison. We need to stay open-minded and get the facts before making any judgment. All we have is this information to go by and it doesn’t appear that Ellison has spoken about it yet. He’s probably talking to his attorney’s to make sure he chooses the best words.

Here’s where it all started, and remember this is just the information we have and you can make your own conclusion or wait for further information to be released.

A person named Austin Aslim Monahan, claiming to be the son of Karen Monahan, made the following Facebook post that called out Keith Ellison for “dragging my mama off the bed by her feet, screaming and calling her a “f*cking bitch” and telling her to get the f*ck out of his house.”


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The Facebook post is here, but I have also copy/pasted it directly below. I posted it below in case it gets deleted.


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“Please read, if you care about my mother please share.
I love you momma, you wont have to stand alone
Keith Ellison Keith Ellison for Attorney General Jason Sole Shvonne L Johnson Will Moore @Shiranthi Goonathilaka Stephen Davis Kiree Jamar Robinson Kendra Weiland Deanna Casablanca Valentine F Ndi Justin Monahan StarTribune.com Pioneer Press Lindsey Port Erin Maye Quade Debra Hilstrom Matt Pelikan Hosie Thurmond III

My name is Austin Monahan and I am writing this letter on behalf of me and my brother.
My brother and I watched our mom come out of pure hell after getting out of her relationship with Keith Ellison. For several months we knew something wasn’t right and couldn’t figure it out. When we asked our mom if everything was ok, she told us she was dealing with some stress and would be ok.
In the middle of 2017, I was using my moms computer trying to download something and I clicked on a file, I found over 100 text and twitters messages and video almost 2 min long that showed Keith Ellison dragging my mama off the bed by her feet, screaming and calling her a “fucking bitch” and telling her to get the fuck out of his house. The messages I found, were mixed with him consistently telling my mom he wanted her back, he missed her, he knew he fucked up and we wished he could do things different, he would victim shaming, bully her, and threaten her if she went public. I text him and told him I know what you did to my mama and a few other things.
I met up with my mom that night and asked her what happened. She said nothing happened until I told her I saw a video and hell of a lot of messages saying something different. She finally talked. My brother and I were so angry and hurt for our mom. We were ready to go public but our mom begged us not to and she along with others convinced us it wasn’t in our moms best interest.

I saw message after message through out all that time, where my mom was telling him she wasn’t going back to him but still saw his humanity and offered restorative justice. I honestly don’t see how she would offer him that, but thats her choice.

Sitting all this time, watching what our mom went through and not being able to say or do anything was hard as hell. None of you know the hell our family has gone through. I don’t think half of you would even care. We watched her so called political friends stand by say or do nothing. People had an idea what happened and never reached out to my mom. The same people who are posting about social justice are ready to smear my mom, protect a person who abused her and broke the law. You think we give a shit about a politics when we saw what our mom went through? She may not matter to none of you, but she is our mom, our kids grandmother and she is actually someone. There is a lot more he has done to my mom and others that we saw in the text but our mom can decide if and when she wants to tell the world that part.

Whether we saw the video or read all those messages, we still would have believed her if she had told us. #Ibelieveher

My mom has always tried to protect me and my brother. She doesn’t have to protect us anymore and we aren’t letting her stand alone. When we found out our mom was planning on sharing her story, that is all we needed to hear for us to share ours and stand with our mom. You want to smear someone, try to lie about a person who didn’t do shit to deserve the ongoing emotional, physical abuse, smear me and my brother.

I use to believe the Democrats were the ones who would stand by a person who went through this kind of abuse, now I know both Democrats and Republicans could care less when it comes to violence toward women and girls.

I have learned a lot about how patriarchy has shaped me as a 25 year old through all this. I just became a father and I am working on how patriarchy influenced thoughts ad decisions I have made as a young man so I can teach my son better. I am starting today by standing with my mom, my sons grandma. It is not just on women and girls to speak out, it is on men to do some of the emotional work. I’m not here to prove shit to anyone, I’m just stating facts. You can take it or leave it.

Mom, I am sure you are getting contacted about this post. Just know we love you and we are standing by you.

Austin Monahan
#Ibelieveher #wearemanenough #Timesup”


Debra Hilstrom posted this Tweet, calling out for an answer from Keith Ellison. She’s a Democrat in Minnesota.

“This post was brought to my attention because I was tagged in this post. Domestic Violence is never ok. The incidents described are troubling. I call on Keith Ellison to answer these allegations.”


Karen Monahan Tweets about it.

“That is my son who bravely shared that post. He isn’t lying about anything. This has nothing to do with trump or politics to us. It is about abuse and the person just so happened to be a politicians.”

“That was my son who posted and its true. He wouldn’t lie about his own mom”

Karen also posted this on a random message by Keith that was talking about equal pay for black women (why not all women)?

Was she hinting at something?


Why would there be text messages on Karen’s computer? Does she have a MAC and use an iPhone? If so, then that might be a reason. Or, perhaps she was saving the messages as screenshots. If so, then was she saving screenshots or evidence against him to make a case later? The son mentions a video of her, but who or what took the video? Where is the video? If there is a video and evidence, then why wouldn’t he put that in his initial post? Was he not able to get it off the computer? Do they exist? If there’s really all those messages and video evidence against Keith Ellison, then people will want to see it in public to verify that these claims are true.

Karen’s Twitter account seems legit and she backed up the claims by stating her son wouldn’t lie. We don’t need a blue checkmark to see that someone is real. Her account looks legit. Her Facebook page was closed because of some things people wrote.

“I shut down my facebook 2 days ago because I didn’t want my kids seeing post people were posting to me. I really can’t activate it now cause will be worse for them. My son is getting bullied on FB, DO NOT BULLY MY KIDS. tweet to me and leave them out of it”

Fast forward a little bit and now we see her posting on Twitter again, mentioning her son’s post and what’s going on.

“I am so proud of my son for his courage. But this situation impacted me. If you have anything to say, please say it me and leave him out of it. No nasty comments to him”

Is there any proof that Keith and Karen know each other? Sure, here’s this post from Keith’s Twitter account. It dates back to 2016.

Karen retweeted this.

There’s courage involved if you want to become truth.

I asked Keith if this is true or if he thinks Debra is setting him up. He didn’t answer. Why would he? Is Karen and the son setting him up? Or did he really do all of this and it’s only a matter of time until the videos are released? We shall see!


I reached out to Karen and the son for more information, to see if we can gather anything exclusive. I would like to see the video and text messages to help confirm that this may have happened.

No reply has been made yet.

At this point, it looks legit to me. I don’t know if the son would go through this trouble to throw himself out there like that for no reason. We have seen false accusations before though, so we must be very careful and know that until this is proven, that no one is guilty. Hold yourself and journalists to high standards, get the facts/information, and make your own decision. In this day and age, anything is possible. Take the information in, but take your time coming to your conclusion.

Be your own person. Do your own research. Enjoy the show.


Karen Monahan just Tweeted this a few minutes ago!!!


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