Domestic dispute call: Georgia Dem. Warnock’s ex-wife tearfully tells cops her husband is ‘a great actor’
Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock finds himself in the midst of a domestic scandal in the eleventh hour of his bid for a Senate seat in Georgia. His ex-wife Ouleye Ndoye, 35, tearfully accused Warnock in a video of running over her foot in his car in March and told police he is ‘a great actor’ obsessed with his reputation.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson obtained police bodycam footage of the incident and aired it on Tuesday. The ex-wife relayed to the police that her then-husband had injured her foot while trying to drive away with their children.
Ndoye works in the office of the Mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, combating human trafficking. She is “considered a member of her executive team.” Ndoye was the one who called the police over the altercation.
Warnock denied that he ran over her foot and the medics state they found no broken bones, bruising, or injury to the foot.
Evidently, the soon-to-be-defunct couple was arguing over divorce papers in front of their two children.
Ndoye told the officers that she “tried to keep the way that he acts under wraps” for the sake of the election. Warnock is currently challenging Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler for her seat, in a January 5th runoff which will determine who controls the U.S. Senate.
The divorce was finalized in May, after four years of marriage. The dynamic progressive duo was arguing over whether their two children should be allowed to travel to Senegal to visit relatives on her side of the family.
Police were summoned to the home and Warnock told the officer his wife called the police on him, alleging that he had run over her foot. She said it was the last straw.
“Did you run over her foot?” the officer inquired.
“I don’t think so,” Warnock said. “I do not think so.”
He claims she was standing by the car as he tried to leave.
“I don’t want to get into a shoving match with her. So I go back around, get back in the car, and I slowly start to move, like I’m gonna move forward. Then she claims I ran over her foot,” Warnock told the officer.
Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock's ex-wife on his character after he allegedly ran over her foot with his car:
"I've tried to keep the way he acts under wraps for a long time, & today he crossed the line… He is a great actor. He is phenomenal at putting on a really good show." pic.twitter.com/0SuLy1IPub
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 23, 2020
Then it’s Ndoye’s turn to speak with the police. She tells the officer that she had been trying to get Warnock’s signature for a passport so she can take their children to Africa for a family funeral.
“He’s like, ‘Ouleye, close the door. I’m leaving,'” she tells the officer.
“And I was like, ‘just hear me out. If your mom died, and I had the kids. Wouldn’t you want me to let them go with you to the funeral?’ And he just starts backing the car up. He wasn’t going fast, I’m not bleeding. But I just can’t believe he’d run me over.”
When asked, she said it was intentional, “Obviously. I was standing here. The door was open and I’m leaning into the car. How can you drive the car when I’m leaning into it?”
She told the officer she wanted to file a report.
"I've tried to keep the way he acts under wraps for a long time, and today he crossed a line…. And he is a great actor."
Bodycam footage of police responding to the domestic dispute between Raphael Warnock and his then wife aired just now on Tucker pic.twitter.com/tCr5KpyXv6
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 23, 2020
“This man’s running for United States Senate, and all he cares about right now is his reputation,” she said.
“I’ve been very quiet about the way that he is for the sake of my kids and his reputation.”
“I’ve tried to keep the way that he acts under wraps for a long time, and today he crossed the line. So that is what is going on here. And he’s a great actor. He is phenomenal at putting on a really good show.”
A police report, referring to Grady Memorial Hospital’s first-responders, noted that an inspection of Ndoye’s foot showed no broken bones, swelling, or contusions.
Warnock has never been charged with a crime.
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) December 23, 2020
When her accusations were first made public, in March, Warnock, who is the pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King served, addressed the incident in a sermon.
“God looks on the heart. We live on the outside. God knows what’s happening on the inside,” he said.
“And while divorce is not ideal, divorce is not the worst thing that can happen to you. So pray for us.”
“The second thing I want to say to you – and I hope you will hear me because I’m going to say it once. I’ve been here 15 years, almost 15 years now. I want you to know that I am the man that you have known me to be. The work that we’ve done together in public reflects my values and who I am in private. Same man in public and in private.”