Ex-Wife Accuses Warnock of Harassment After He Subpoenas Her College Transcripts

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May 10, 2022

Sen. Raphael Warnock's (D., Ga.) ex-wife is fighting his attempt to subpoena her decade-old college records as part of a child custody dispute, saying his request is irrelevant to the case and intended "purely for the purpose of embarrassing and harassing" her.

Warnock subpoenaed his ex-wife Oulèye Ndoye's records from Emory University on April 27, including her grades, transcripts, immunization verification, and any disciplinary files dating back to 2012.

Ndoye's attorney asked the court to quash the subpoena on Monday, saying it "clearly has absolutely nothing to do with this litigation" and was aimed at harassing her.

"None of the requests are relevant, nor will they lead to the discovery of relevant evidence," said Ndoye's lawyer in a motion. "They are unduly burdensome, unreasonable, and oppressive."

This is at least the second time Ndoye has accused her ex-husband of mistreatment. In 2020, she told police that he intentionally ran over her foot with his Tesla during an argument. Warnock denied that he hit her and was not charged in the incident.

The filings are the latest clash in the former couple's increasingly contentious custody battle, which is playing out as Warnock faces a tough reelection bid in one of the most competitive and closely watched Senate races of the midterm election.

Ndoye, who divorced Warnock in 2020 after four years of marriage, asked a court to revise the custody agreement for their three-year-old and five-year-old children in February. In court filings, Ndoye said Warnock neglected his child visitation time and failed to pay childcare expenses, leaving her "financially strapped." She also asked the court to allow her to move the children out of state so she could attend a program at Harvard University.

Last month, Warnock asked the judge in the case to seal the dispute from the public, arguing that because he is "currently running for reelection" his opponent could use the case to "gain some political advantage," the Washington Free Beacon reported. The court has not yet issued a decision on that motion.

Warnock's campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.