Warnock and wife conclude divorce proceedings

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Raphael G. Warnock speaks in January during the Martin Luther King Jr. annual commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Warnock is the senior pastor. BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Raphael G. Warnock speaks in January during the Martin Luther King Jr. annual commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Warnock is the senior pastor. BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Raphael Warnock and his wife have concluded their divorce proceedings, according to his wife’s attorney.

Warnock, the senior pastor of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, was accused by his wife, Ouleye, of running over her foot with his car during an argument.

He was not charged with a crime by Atlanta police, and an officer said in the report that medical officials didn’t find visible signs of injury to the foot that she said was struck by the vehicle.

Warnock flatly denied the allegation that he harmed his estranged wife, and he told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a March 7 interview that "it didn't happen."

His wife has referred questions to her lawyer, divorce attorney Randy Kessler, who said Friday that the divorce proceedings were recently concluded. He declined to comment further, and court records indicate the case has been sealed.

The report about the incident came as Warnock prepared to qualify to run against Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler in one of the nation's most-watched political contests.

One of three prominent Democrats in the contest, his campaign is backed by key state and national officials, including Stacey Abrams and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

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