WATCH: Elizabeth Warren’s GOP challenger explodes when confronted by past abuse allegations
Shiva Ayyadurai, the conservative entrepreneur who plans to run against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) next year, exploded this week when confronted by past allegations that he abused a former girlfriend.
Appearing on the Howie Carr Show — a Boston-based right-wing talk radio show — Ayyadurai responded angrily when asked about a 2005 incident in which he was arrested by local police and charged with assault and domestic battery for allegedly beating his then-live-in girlfriend.
Carr read portions of both the police report and his former girlfriend’s testimony about his actions — and Ayyadurai angrily refused to talk about them.
“This is her affidavit,” said Carr, holding up several sheets of paper. “‘I have watched this man become a serious and chronic abuser.’ This is your girlfriend!”
Ayyadurai interrupted Carr and tried to accuse him of being in the pocket of Republican rival Jeff Diehl, who is also planning to run for Warren’s senate seat. Carr, however, kept reading from the affidavit.
“‘This man needs psychiatric evaluation or help, or who knows what will happen to him?'” Carr read from the paper. “This is your girlfriend! ‘He needs professional help, I hope he gets it. All I want for him is to note be able to contact or see me again.'”
Ayyadurai responded by accusing Carr of being committed to “shock jocking” instead of being “interested in defeating Elizabeth Warren.”
A second video posted by Carr shows that, during a commercial break, Ayyadurai railed at the radio host for not telling his audience that the charges against him were eventually dismissed. Carr replied that Ayyadurai could have done so himself, except her completely refused to talk about the incident while they were on air.
Watch both videos below.