Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has taken legal action to protect herself from her former spouse, Jayson Boebert, amidst claims of property damage and removal from her residence in Silt, as documented in Garfield County court records.
The recent legal move on Friday underscores the ongoing discord between Boebert and her ex-husband, who ended their 18-year marriage in October. The couple shares four children and a grandchild.
At 37 years old, the congresswoman’s request for a temporary restraining order sheds light on two incidents from January that have led to legal troubles for Jayson, 43, including charges of obstructing a law enforcement officer, harassment, and assault.
In a motion filed on Friday, Congresswoman Boebert sought a restraining order to safeguard herself and her four children, three of whom are minors, citing concerns of stalking and potential physical harm.
As reported by The Denver Post:
“In the filing, she alleged that Jayson Boebert entered her Silt home on Friday morning without permission, removed her personal belongings, and informed her by text message that he destroyed them.
He also has ‘made multiple suicidal threats and threats to harm me over the past 14 months,’ Lauren Boebert wrote in the filing.”
Later that day, a judge granted the temporary restraining order for Congresswoman Boebert and her minor children. Jayson Boebert is scheduled to appear in court regarding the restraining order on Thursday.
A spokesperson for Congresswoman Boebert declined to provide comment on the protection order on Monday, while Jayson Boebert did not respond to requests for comment.
On January 6th, an altercation reportedly occurred between Jayson and Lauren at a Silt restaurant. Following the incident, Jayson contacted authorities, alleging that Lauren had assaulted him, and subsequently resisted police instructions to leave the premises upon their arrival.
In the legal documents filed on Friday, Lauren accused Jayson of seeking to tarnish her reputation through negative media attention, a desire he purportedly expressed after contacting the police that evening. Another confrontation on January 9th allegedly involved Jayson, allegedly intoxicated, engaging in a physical altercation with their 18-year-old son. The situation escalated when, upon the son’s call to the sheriff’s office, Jayson reportedly seized a rifle.
Representative Boebert, who narrowly retained her position in 2022, announced her candidacy for the upcoming election in the 4th Congressional District in late December, citing a desire for “a fresh start following a difficult year for me and my family.” She has recently relocated to Windsor, situated within the 4th District.
In September, Boebert was embroiled in controversy after being escorted out of a “Beetlejuice” performance in Denver. Surveillance footage surfaced showing Boebert and a male companion disrupting the show by vaping, singing, and causing disturbances, garnering widespread attention.
Boebert initially denied acting inappropriately but later apologized after the video footage became public. She acknowledged vaping during the show, which contradicted her earlier claims of simply being too enthusiastic as an audience member.
The theater staff had to intervene due to multiple complaints about their behavior, which included loud talking, vaping, and using cameras during the performance, leading to their removal from the venue. Boebert’s actions and subsequent apology highlight the challenges of balancing personal conduct with public expectations of elected officials.