Woman who says she’s stepdaughter of alleged Paul Pelosi abuser David DePape says he abused her children and has a ‘monster in him’ as he tries to be’ a good person”.
DePape, 42, is accused of assaulting Pelosi, 82, with a hammer just before 2:30 a.m. Friday at the couple’s multimillion-dollar estate in San Francisco, officials say. Nancy Pelosi was not present in the house at the time.
Inti Gonzalez said in a Facebook post Friday that her younger brothers remembered DePape, who had been in a relationship with their mother for years, “physically and sexually abusing” her and her siblings when they were “very youth” until about 2008. She also said her mother made a police report when she found out about her son’s memories, “but the case wasn’t handled properly so nothing was done in the end.” wrote González.
“This attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband was a shock to me, but not much considering the kind of extreme abuse he had inflicted on me and my brothers.” she continued. “I didn’t see it coming and there was no sign of possibility from him.”
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Gonzalez, who hasn’t seen her dad since 2014, added that she loves DePape, who “really tried to be a good person but the monster in him was always too strong for him to be safe. ” She also claimed that her father had been abused as a child.
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DePape allegedly lived on a school bus outside the home of activist Gypsy Taub, with whom he shares three children, in the weeks leading up to his attack on Pelosi, neighbors told the New York Post.
“I wasn’t surprised because another crazy story came from someone in this house,” neighbor Ryan La Coste told The Post. “They’re always toxic and always up to something. They’re always on the news and trying to be ‘activists’. They always want to be in the spotlight.”
San Francisco Police Chief William Scott told reporters Friday that police received a call at 2:27 a.m. for a report of a break-in at Pelosi’s home, and arrived to find Paul Pelosi and DePape “all two holding a hammer”. DePape, 42, “pulled the hammer out of Mr. Pelosi and violently assaulted him with it,” Scott said.
The Associated Press reported that Pelosi was severely beaten with a hammer and suffered blunt force injuries. The assailant allegedly shouted, “Where’s Nancy, where’s Nancy?” a police source confirmed to Fox News.
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He was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, officials said.
FBI agents could be seen at home on Friday morning. In a statement provided to Fox News on Friday, a spokesperson for the FBI’s San Francisco field office said investigators are “working to determine the facts of what happened, including the motive for the attack.”
Fox News’ Michael Lundin, Stephanie Pagones and David Spunt contributed to this report.