Chris Fields' then-wife filed a restraining order against him in 2006

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Fields thinks the Ellison campaign is responsible for the restraining order filing seeing the light of day.
Chris Fields, the Republican candidate challenging Rep. Keith Ellison this November, had a restraining order filed against him by his then-wife, Jessica Fields, in October 2006.

SEE ALSO: Chris Fields debuts racial ad: "Vote for this black guy, not that one"

According to court filings obtained by City Pages, Jessica Fields filed the order in Riverside County, California, where the couple resided at the time. In the October 12, 2006 filing, Jessica Fields specified that the restraining order was for "domestic violence protection."

Jessica Fields then signed a "Reissue Temporary Restraining Order" filing on October 31. A hearing before a judge was scheduled for November 20, but neither Chris nor Jessica showed up and the restraining order was eventually dismissed. The couple divorced just months later, and Chris has since remarried.

City Pages connected with Chris Fields yesterday, and he said we were the first to inform him about the existence of the restraining order. Fields acknowledged that "things happen in the heat of the moment" and said he and his wife were disagreeing about how to divvy up assets at the time, but insisted he's never acted violently toward her. The couple has a 21-year-old son and their relationship today is amicable, Chris said.

Fields said he was never served with a restraining order, but an employee with the family law division of Riverside County Court said if that's true, then the county's standard procedure was flouted.

"He would've been served, and then at the hearing [the restraining order] would've been granted or dismissed," the employee said.

A call to Jessica Fields wasn't returned.

Late in the day yesterday, Chris Fields released a statement addressing the restraining order situation. Click to page two to read it in full. The restraining order itself can be seen on page three.


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Ezra
Ezra

Prior to Mr. Fields' ex-wife signing, it clearly states...

"I declare under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, that the information above is true and correct." 

So one can extrapolate from Mr. Fields' press release that his ex-wife who was also in the Marine Corps is a liar and perjured herself. 

One can also extrapolate from Mr. Fields' comment that the State of California failed in protecting one of it's citizens by not presenting the restraining order to Mr. Fields. 

Mr. Fields' I  might have earned an iota of respect for you if you would tell the truth on this and not blame a woman, who was emotionally and verbally abused, who wanted to save her child from the harm of your wrath by accepting responsibility for your actions and behavior.

Turning the tables on your wife and then turning the tables on Mr Ellison - adolescent.

_Joe_
_Joe_

Today I learned that City Pages = Keith Ellison.

 

Huh?

NEresident
NEresident

He is lying.  He knew about the restraining order.  If he or his ex-wife showed up in court, his career in the military would be tainted.  He threatens.  He talks about "loyalty" as a means to keep people submissive.  Women or men do not easily file restraining orders; they know the retribution that one can pay by doing so.  Again, he has lied before and this is another example.  Own up to your demons, Mr. Fields.

Sally Jo Sorensen
Sally Jo Sorensen

As opposed to the restraining order itself, which emerged from Fields' behavior.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Chris Fields is a stupid mentally unstable liar who is violent towards women.    No wonder the GOP felt he was their ideal canidate to take on a reasonable smart family man like Keith Ellison.  What a joke, this is the best Republicans can do?   Next they will run that sex offender Tim Pawlenty kept pardoning. 

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @MicheleBachmann So Chris has a testy divorce and that equals mentally unstable violent liar..

Well at least he's not a terrorist sympathizer:

As long ago as 2006, Ellison’s closeness to Nihad Awad, co-founder of Hamas-linked CAIR, was a matter of public record. Awad, who notoriously said in 1994 that he was “in support of the Hamas movement,” spoke at fundraisers for Ellison, raising considerable sums for his first Congressional race. According to investigative journalist Patrick Poole, Ellison has appeared frequently at CAIR events since then, despite the fact that CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements. Its California chapter distributed posters telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI.

Poole explains that “according to Justice Department, Awad is a longtime Hamas operative. Multiple statements made by federal prosecutors identify Awad as one of the attendees at a 1993 meeting of US Muslim Brotherhood Palestine Committee leaders in Philadelphia that was wiretapped by the FBI under a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant. The topic of discussion during that 1993 meeting was how to help Hamas by working in the U.S. to help sabotage the Oslo Peace Accords.” But none of that fazed Ellison.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @Kieron  @bianca101  @Seed  @_Joe_ Kieron, Look.. you can accept what I post or go digging.  If I post links they'll just be blasted as R wing etc etc.. Up to you to look at them and other then come back to CP, Kos etc and make up your mind.. Sorry Keith in my mind Keith is not quite as clean and pure as he likes to put out.  There is some shady stuff that makes one wonder. 

No hate, but the Strib and deff not CP has challenged him on anything. He's black and DFL/AFLCIO endorsed.. Yup good to go. Zero vetting, zero checking on record.

If he were gay or a crossdresser I'm guessing it would be non-stop about how hes the next god messiah. .

Not one article has talked about his positions or economic ideas.   CP ran a 4 part piece that could have been read off of his election page. 

Kieron
Kieron

 @bianca101  @CinBlueland  @Seed  @_Joe_ Please, Cin.  That's like using Wikipedia, which can be edited by anyone with a membership and a vendetta, as a "source."  Try again.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @Seed  @_Joe_ Nope, if you're too lazy too look up information on your own. Well then be content to be fed what ever is served to you.  The fact that I'm here shows I check more than one source, and listen to other views..

(and troll MB because I enjoy watching him getting all worked up)

Seed
Seed

 @CinBlueland  @_Joe_ Google is a search engine, not a content provider. Citing "Google" as your source for something you read on the web is like citing "Library" as a source for something you read in a book. Care to try again?

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @MicheleBachmann And as for the Muslim Brotherhood itself, in 2008 Ellison accepted $13,350 from the Muslim American Society (MAS) to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca. What is the Muslim American Society? The Muslim Brotherhood. “In recent years, the U.S. Brotherhood operated under the name Muslim American Society, according to documents and interviews. One of the nation’s major Islamic groups, it was incorporated in Illinois in 1993 after a contentious debate among Brotherhood members.” So reported the Chicago Tribune in 2004, in an article that is now carried on the Muslim Brotherhood’s English-language website, Ikhwanweb. The Muslim American Society, according to Steven Emerson, director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, “is the de facto arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. The agenda of the MAS is to … impose Islamic law in the U.S., to undermine U.S. counterterrorism policy.”

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