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Count at least one more person in for Rep. Jim Moran‘s claim that the incident that landed his son Patrick Moran in jail earlier this month was an accident: Patrick Moran’s girlfriend. In an email statement released his girlfriend and forwarded by Moran’s office this afternoon, she blamed her injuries from her head hitting a trashcan not on her boyfriend, but on a broken high heel.
“Pat and I were arguing, one of my high heels gave out, and I fell into the side of a trashcan,” Moran’s office quotes her saying. “On impact, I fractured my nose.”
She calls the police report that says a police officer saw Moran slam her head into a trashcan outside Columbia Heights bar The Getaway “inaccurate.” Moran was arrested after the incident on felony domestic assault charges, before pleading guilty today to assault and receiving probation.
(Washington City Paper is not identifying Moran’s girlfriend, following a policy of not naming victims involved in domestic violence cases, because we have not independently confirmed her account with her.)
Update: Moran’s girlfriend’s update was forwarded, not released by, Moran’s office.