Skip to comments.Official fired by Palin bears no grudge [but has history of alleged spousal abuse!]
Posted on 09/15/2008 12:52:35 AM PDT by Chet 99
North to Alaska: It turns out that well before he was jettisoned for what he says was his refusal to fire trooper Wooten at the behest of Sarah Palin, Monegan had his own share of domestic troubles - some of them spilling all the way down to the Bay Area.
In October 1994, Monegan's estranged wife, who had moved from Alaska to the Peninsula with the couple's two daughters after more than 10 years of marriage, sought a temporary restraining order against him - accusing Monegan of threatening to kill her, waving a gun at her and dislocating her shoulder, according to her declaration on file in Santa Clara County Superior Court.
In an interview last week, Georgene Moldovan said Monegan had threatened several times to throw her body in an Alaska river.
Monegan, 57, who has since remarried, vigorously denied Moldovan's allegations, both in court papers filed at the time and in an interview with us last week. "I'm not a door slammer - I don't punch walls," he said.
Monegan admitted to dislocating Moldovan's shoulder, but said it was an accident that had happened before they were married, while they "were wrestling and tickling."
Moldovan was an emergency room doctor and professor at Stanford and shuttled back and forth from Alaska to the Peninsula the last seven years of their marriage. Monegan asked her for a divorce in 1993, but snapped when he learned he might lose the couple's house, she says.
One day in April 1993, she said in her court filing, "he pulled out his gun and waved it at me outside my home and yelled he would kill me if I stopped him."
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I saw the nut interviewed on TV and he said that he was never told to fire the scumbag trooper in question
Where is that bunch of hags who call themselves NOW and their concern for battered women? Probably the same place they hid when Clinton was ducking accusations of sexual harassment and rape. I HATE the Left with the heat of a thousand suns. I hope every single one of their hypocrisies bites them in the azz before McCain’s inauguration.
Two words are all that is needed when troopergate comes up.
Wow. Why doesn’t this get more play in the media? So the man Palin fired was also an abuser, and his ex accusing him of threatening her life. Go figure.
Spouse abuse is OK! if the perp can be used to attack a strong Republican woman!
They've probably hired a crowd of shady lawyers and thug investigators to stalk this woman and shut her up.
She isn't spewing the party line...
Wife beaters getting a pass by the RAT patrol is beyond the pale. There should never be a single word of encouragement for a man (or women) charged with abuse. Firing a trooper, who has a restraining order against him, is a big question - but four divorces looks like a pattern and has fewer reasons to suspect anything but a slick wife beater.
The trooper’s step-son was Sarah’s nephew.
Pretty close to home!
Even closer to home: the trooper threatened to shoot Sarah’s father. That kind of talk could earn you a bullet from an inlaw’s moose rifle.
So, where's the scandal? /snark
Do you have a link to that interview?
I saw it on TV. It was part of a bigger story and they just asked him if he had ever been told to fire the Trooper in question. He said no.