The wife of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer entered a rehabilitation program last week following an incident in which she was allegedly attacked by an ex-boyfriend at a Newark motel.
Nadia Lockyer, who serves on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, said in a statement that she has enrolled herself in a "wellness and recovery center" to receive treatment for "chemical dependency," injuries from the assault and "chronic pain from a past debilitating car accident."
"Alcoholism and addiction are diseases from which many of us suffer, and unfortunately, I have not been spared," she said in the statement. "With the strong encouragement and support of the people in my life who love me, including my husband, my family, and my friends, I decided to get help and treatment so that I may fully heal and recover."
Bill Lockyer had earlier confirmed to the Chronicle that his wife had been "violently assaulted" Feb. 3 by a former boyfriend. Lockyer said he had been arguing with his wife on the phone before she met with the former boyfriend at the motel. He said at the time that he and his wife had recently reunited after a separation.
A spokesman for the treasurer said he is declining comment on today's statement.
Read Nadia Lockyer's full statement here.
The Chronicle, which first posted the statement, has more on the status of the investigation into the incident at this link.