A Chattanooga judge will hear a motion Monday to unseal records in a divorce case involving Congressman Scott DesJarlais.
Circuit Court Judge Jacqueline Bolton will preside over the hearing at 9 a.m. at the Hamilton County Courthouse.
State Democratic Party officials, who are trying to obtain the records, said, "DesJarlais, a Republican doctor, has admitted to having sexual relationships with patients -- a blatant violation of his professional code of ethics and state law."
Gerard Stranch, chief legal counsel for the state party, filed a motion Oct. 24 requesting that all documents "related to Rep. DesJarlais’ unethical sexual relationships with patients be open for review by the voters in Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District."
Party Chairman Chip Forrester said, "Voters deserve to know whether they will be further embarrassed in the future by more revelations from DesJarlais' unethical past.
“DesJarlais has admitted to having sexual relationships with at least two patients. If there are more patient mistresses, more drug abuse and more prescription pad dates, voters deserve to know about it before they make another mistake on Election Day.
”It also appears that certain documents have been removed from the official court docket and file, including but not limited to DesJarlais’s ex-wife’s pre-trial brief, the trial transcript and exhibits. The TNDP is also asking the Court to investigate whether this unauthorized removal of official court documents violates any ethical or legal rules."