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Lena Epstein

Those who know her have been whispering for a while that GOP candidate for the University of Michigan Board of Regents, and former congressional candidate, Lena Epstein of Bloomfield Township could have a drinking problem. Now comes documents and revelations that seem to confirm that, along with the news that a year ago, on September 2, 2021, she was arrested at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island for allegedly assaulting her then-boyfriend (and possibly reconciled flame) Ted Goodman, in front of her daughter, who was then three-years-old, while she was under the influence of alcohol. The arrest and allegations were revealed during a child custody battle stemming from her divorce from Eric Medwed, her daughter’s father, who shared the state police incident report with an Oakland County Circuit Court judge in an effort to modify their custody and support agreements. Emily Long, Medwed’s attorney, wrote, “Epstein’s continued consumption of alcohol has inhibited her ability to put the child’s safety and well-being first.” The document further stated Epstein had relapsed after “a long and documented history of mental illness and substance abuse.” The custody battle records noted child protective services were contacted as a case of “actual or suspected child abuse” because the daughter was present – and that Medwed only learned of the Mackinac Island incident because the young child told him. 



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