SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – A day after a group of women demanded that mayoral candidate Greg Brockhouse address allegations of domestic violence, he talked to KTSA’s Trey Ware.
The group Mētú: Diversity Defeating Violence has gathered more than 600 signatures on a change.com petition that says Brockhouse is not fit to be mayor because of his history of domestic violence.
Tuesday, Brockhouse talked to KTSA’s Trey Ware about a police call for domestic violence in 2006 involving his second wife, Christine Rivera. She claimed that Brockhouse pushed her into a wall.
“My ex-wife is an honorable and decent woman. We had a great relationship, but we had a divorce and divorces often times are like death –they’re sad and they’re difficult,” Brockhouse said.
He went on to say that he was the complainant in that police report.
“I filed the police report in 2006. My name is the complainant, period,” he said.
There was another call for domestic violence in December of 2009 involving his current wife. In that case, Annalisa Brockhouse told police that grabbed her threw her to the ground and climbed on top of her until their children came into the room.
Brockhouse denied the allegations.
“Are you saying what’s on here never happened?” asked Trey Ware.
“Absolutely,” responded Brockhouse. “You don’t even have to believe me. To all the listeners, you just simply have to listen to my wife, who’s the number one true source on this.”
Annalisa Brockhouse has issued a statement denying that her husband assaulted her.
“I have never been in nor would I ever stay in an abusive relationship, and I certainly wouldn’t keep my kids in an abusive environment. I have never been hurt by my husband, at ANY point in our relationship,” she said in the statement.
Brockhouse is in a runoff against Mayor Ron Nirenberg.