Prominent conservative Matt Schlapp hit with lawsuit associated to groping allegation
A former Herschel Walker advertising marketing campaign staffer has filed a lawsuit in the direction of Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, over sexual battery allegations.
The lawsuit accuses Schlapp of “aggressively fondling” the anonymous ex-Walker staffer’s “genital area in a sustained fashion” as Schlapp was being pushed to his lodge from an Atlanta-area bar.
Schlapp’s partner, former Trump White House aide Mercedes Schlapp, may be listed as a defendant throughout the swimsuit filed in an Alexandria, Virginia, court docket docket on Tuesday.
The lawsuit extra accuses Schlapp and his partner of attempting to discredit the male accuser’s claims after the Daily Beast first reported on the allegations earlier this month.
The former Walker advertising marketing campaign staffer is on the lookout for $9.4 million in damages from the Schlapps.
A lawyer for the Schlapps vehemently denied the allegations throughout the lawsuit on Tuesday, calling them “false” and an “attack” on the family.
“This anonymous complaint demonstrates the accuser’s real agenda, working in concert with Daily Beast to attack and harm the Schlapp family,” lawyer Charlie Spies wrote in a statement shared by Matt Schlapp on Twitter on Tuesday.
“The complaint is false, and the Schlapp family is suffering unbearable pain and stress due to the false allegation from an anonymous individual. No family should ever go through this, and the Schlapps and their legal team are assessing counter-lawsuit options,” Spies added.
The former Walker staffer recounted the alleged sexual assault by Matt Schlapp to a variety of data outlets earlier this month.
He talked about the alleged “unwanted and unsolicited” sexual contact acquired right here after a night of ingesting at two fully completely different bars after a Walker advertising marketing campaign event.
The accuser claims Schlapp inappropriately and repeatedly intruded his non-public space on the bars, and when the staffer, described as a married man in his late thirties, drove the extremely efficient conservative once more to his lodge, Schlapp put his hand on his leg and “fondled” his crotch.
The staffer made contemporaneous video recordings of his response to what he often called a “scarring” and “humiliating” incident, which he shared with data outlets.
“Matt Schlapp of the CPAC grabbed my junk and pummeled it at length, and I’m sitting there thinking what the hell is going on, that this person is literally doing this to me,” the staffer says in one in all many recordings.
In the lawsuit, the earlier Walker staffer alleges that Mercedes Schlapp despatched a message to a neighborhood group chat on Jan. 7, calling the accuser a “troubled individual” and any individual who was “fired from multiple jobs,” collectively with for “lying on his resume.”
The accuser claims none of Mercedes Schlapp’s allegations are true.
Matt Schlapp’s American Conservative Union is the group that hosts the annual Conservative Political Action Committee conference, typically often called CPAC, which hosts distinguished Republican politicians and thought leaders and attracts 1000’s of attendees yearly. The ACU is about to host this 12 months’s CPAC conference March 1-4 in Maryland.