Ore. judge seals some records in congressman’s divorce

Sunday, April 10, 2011

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon judge has sealed some documents in a divorce case involving U.S. Rep. David Wu and his estranged wife.

The Oregonian reports the documents include affidavits filed last week by Michelle Wu in support of her petitions for financial support and parenting time.

The judge sealed the affidavits at the request of David Wu's attorney, saying it was in the best interests of their children.

The newspaper asked the judge on April 7 to unseal the records, saying they could shed light on questions that have been raised about the Democratic congressman's use of alcohol and pills.

David Wu has been under scrutiny since some staff members quit in response to his erratic behavior.

He has apologized and said he has received medication and counseling for undisclosed mental health issues.