Democrat Rep Steven Horsford is trying to get his ex-wife to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement, according to his ex-wife.
Sonya Douglass blasted her ex-husband in a Twitter thread — saying he “refuses to take responsibility for his own actions.”
According to Douglass, the agreement was supposed to stop her from speaking about their 22-year marriage and divorce – it included $10,000 fines if it was broken.
I was just minding my business 💅🏼 until Steven and his attorney demanded I sign an NDA that would ban me from speaking about my 22-year marriage, his 10-year affair, and our divorce FOREVER. It includes $10,000 fines for each remark or social post. Even to a therapist! Y’all! 😂
I had no intention of posting anything and kept quiet the entire campaign. To think I would even want to mention his name is ridiculous. Who looks through the trash after you’ve taken it out? But I don’t respond well to bullying or intimidation so here we are.
And he’s already blaming me should he lose his race. Refuses to take responsibility for his own actions. He had hundreds of chances to do the right thing but he chose violence.
But through it all, I am stronger, wiser, and happier than I’ve ever been in my entire adult life. 🙌🏽 I pray my journey encourages others to trust God and accept nothing less than the peace, respect, and love we all deserve.🙏🏽🥰❤️
Horsford had an affair with Gabriela Linder, an intern for then-U.S. Senate majority leader Harry Reid.
The affair began in 2009 and resumed from 2017 to 2019 when Horsford joined Congress.
Horsford in May 2020 acknowledged that he had a years-long extramarital affair with Gabriela Linder. The pair met in 2009, when Linder was a 21-year-old intern for then-U.S. Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.). Horsford was 36 at the time. According to Linder, the affair initially lasted a year and a half before it resumed from 2017 to 2019, when Horsford joined Congress.
The 2020 revelation rocked Horsford’s campaign, particularly given that the Democrat’s political website described Horsford as a “devoted family man.” At the time, Linder said Horsford should “step out of public office for some time” to “do some atoning.” But Horsford refused to drop out of the race and went on to secure a second term in Congress, defeating Republican Jim Marchant by 5 points. Horsford is now running for a third term, a decision that Douglass criticized in March.
Horsford is currently in a tight race against Republican Sam Peters.
The race is considered lean Democrat — but a red wave could cause him to lose his seat.
The 4th District, which Biden would have won with 53 percent and is represented by Rep. Steven Horsford, is rated Lean Democratic. Republicans have not invested in this race the way they’ve targeted the 1st and 3rd Districts, but it’s not hard to see insurance agency owner Sam Peters winning in a great Republican cycle.
Democrats are getting nervous!