Raphael Warnock's ex-wife accuses him of 'running over' her foot in bodycam footage, calls him 'a great actor'
A tearful Ouleye Ndoye, 35, was seen in police bodycam footage of the incident telling cops that her then-husband was trying to drive away with their children and injured her foot in the process.
Georgia senatorial candidate Raphael Warnock's former wife accused him of running his car over her foot during a domestic dispute in March, telling a responding officer he is obsessed with his reputation and "a great actor." A tearful Ouleye Ndoye, 35, was seen in police bodycam footage of the incident telling cops that her then-husband was trying to drive away with their children and injured her foot in the process. The video was aired by Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Tuesday. Ndoye was forced to call the police over the incident, and Warnock told responding officers he did not believe he ran over her foot. He said the pair were embroiled in an argument over divorce papers that morning in the presence of their two kids. Meanwhile, Ndoye told police that she "tried to keep the way that he acts under wraps" for the sake of the senatorial election.
The divorce was finalized in May, after four years of marriage. Warnock is currently challenging Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler for her crucial Senate seat. On January 5, the winner will determine whether the Senate is controlled by a Republican on Democrat majority. According to the Daily Mail, the argument in March was over whether Warnock and Ndoye's two children should be allowed to visit relatives from her side of the family in Senegal. Warnock was caught on bodycam footage telling the responding officer that his wife called the police on him alleging he had run over her foot.
Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock's ex-wife on his character after he allegedly ran over her foot with his car:— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 23, 2020
"I've tried to keep the way he acts under wraps for a long time, & today he crossed the line... He is a great actor. He is phenomenal at putting on a really good show." pic.twitter.com/0SuLy1IPub
"Did you run over her foot?" the officer is heard asking. "I don't think so," Warnock responds, claiming Ndoye was standing by the car when he tried to slowly drive away. "I don't want to get into a shoving match with her. So I go back around, get back in the car, and I slowly start to move, like I'm gonna move forward. Then she claims I ran over her foot," Warnock tells the officer.
When Warnock is some distance away from the cops and out of earshot, Ndoye tells them she had been trying to get her then-husband to sign for a passport so she could take their children to Africa for a relative's funeral.
"He's like, 'Ouleye, close the door. I'm leaving,'" she tells the officer. "And I was like, 'just hear me out. If your mom died, and I had the kids. Wouldn't you want me to let them go with you to the funeral? And he just starts backing the car up. He wasn't going fast, I'm not bleeding. But I just can't believe he'd run me over."
When asked if she thought it was intentional, she said, "Obviously. I was standing here. The door was open and I'm leaning into the car. How can you drive the car when I'm leaning into it?"
Ndoye, who works to combat human trafficking in the office of the Mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, then told the officer she wanted to file a report against Warnock. "This man's running for United States Senate, and all he cares about right now is his reputation," she said. "I've been very quiet about the way that he is for the sake of my kids and his reputation. I've tried to keep the way that he acts under wraps for a long time, and today he crossed the line. So that is what is going on here. And he's a great actor. He is phenomenal at putting on a really good show."
Medical officials reportedly did not find any visible signs of injury on her foot. A police report citing Grady Memorial Hospital first-responders noted that Ndoye's foot had no broken bones, swelling, or contusions. Meanwhile, the Democratic senatorial hopeful was never charged with a crime.