State Sen. Troy Brown, accused of punching his longtime girlfriend in the face Saturday night in a New Orleans hotel hours after the Bayou Classic football game, said Monday he can’t remember major details of the alleged incident and is seeking medical help.Brown, D-Geismar, punched the girlfriend while she and others were waiting for an elevator at the Hyatt Regency hotel, near the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, after she had gotten in an argument with Brown in his room and left with her friends, a New Orleans police report says.
Brown, 44, who as a legislator proposed the creation of a domestic violence commission in 2014, was arrested Saturday night and booked early Sunday into Orleans Parish Prison on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery, according to a jail booking record.
The victim, a 40-year-old woman from Labadieville, told police she was Brown’s “side friend” and had been in a romantic relationship with him for more than 10 years, the police report says, which also notes Brown is married to another woman.
Apparently, David Vitter isn’t the only raging hypocrite on the Gret Stet political scene. I’ll give Troy Brown credit for an original defense:
Marsanne Golsby, Brown’s spokeswoman, said he visited a neurologist Monday. She said Brown does not remember details of the incident and is concerned the memory gap could be related to the long-term effects of a 1991 car crash, possibly a condition worsened in combination with social drinking of alcohol.
An NOPD report on the incident indicates Brown had been drinking alcohol that day, a fact Golsby said Brown has acknowledged.
“I am seeking medical help to determine if the injuries I suffered in a life-threatening automobile accident in 1991 affected my cognitive abilities in more serious ways than I was already aware,” Brown said in statement from Golsby.
Brown told WWL-TV in the earlier statement that he has suffered from periodic bouts of short-term memory loss since suffering brain damage in the car accident.
Holy Twinkie defense, Batman. Brown may claim to have brain damage, but he’s smart enough to hire Marsanne Golsby who is one of the best spin doctors in the Gret Stet of Louisiana. Will a consult with Ben Carson be next on Brown’s agenda?
This story is weird even by Louisiana standards. I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry about the twisted tale of Troy Brown and his sidechick. I’ll keep y’all updated.