Matt Schlapp hit with lawsuit related to groping allegation

Matt Schlapp hit with lawsuit related to groping allegation

A former Herschel Walker marketing campaign staffer has filed a lawsuit towards Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, over sexual battery allegations. 

The lawsuit accuses Schlapp of “aggressively fondling” the nameless ex-Walker staffer’s “genital space in a sustained vogue” as Schlapp was being pushed to his resort from an Atlanta-area bar. 

Schlapp’s spouse, former Trump White Home aide Mercedes Schlapp, can be listed as a defendant within the swimsuit filed in an Alexandria, Virginia, court docket on Tuesday.

The lawsuit additional accuses Schlapp and his spouse of attempting to discredit the male accuser’s claims after the Each day Beast first reported on the allegations earlier this month. 

The previous Walker marketing campaign staffer is searching for $9.4 million in damages from the Schlapps. 

A lawyer for the Schlapps vehemently denied the allegations within the lawsuit on Tuesday, calling them “false” and an “assault” on the household. 

“This nameless criticism demonstrates the accuser’s actual agenda, working in live performance with Each day Beast to assault and hurt the Schlapp household,” legal professional Charlie Spies wrote in a  assertion shared by Matt Schlapp on Twitter on Tuesday.

The lawsuit accuses Schlapp of “aggressively fondling” the nameless ex-Walker staffer’s “genital space in a sustained vogue.”AFP through Getty Photographs/ Nelson Almeida

A former marketing campaign staffer of Herschel Walker has filed a lawsuit towards Matt Schlapp.Getty Photographs/ Alex Wong

“The criticism is fake, and the Schlapp household is struggling insufferable ache and stress as a result of false allegation from an nameless particular person. No household ought to ever undergo this, and the Schlapps and their authorized crew are assessing counter-lawsuit choices,” Spies added.

The previous Walker staffer recounted the alleged sexual assault by Matt Schlapp to a number of information retailers earlier this month. 

He stated the alleged “undesirable and unsolicited” sexual contact got here after an evening of consuming at two completely different bars after a Walker marketing campaign occasion. 

The accuser claims Schlapp inappropriately and repeatedly intruded his private area on the bars, and when the staffer, described as a married man in his late thirties, drove the highly effective conservative again to his resort, Schlapp put his hand on his leg and “fondled” his crotch. 

The staffer made contemporaneous video recordings of his response to what he known as a “scarring” and “humiliating” incident, which he shared with information retailers. 

“Matt Schlapp of the CPAC grabbed my junk and pummeled it at size, and I’m sitting there pondering what the hell is occurring, that this particular person is actually doing this to me,” the staffer says in one of many recordings. 

The lawsuit additionally accuses Schlapp and his spouse of attempting to discredit the male accuser’s claims.Bloomberg through Getty Photographs/ Dylan Hollingsworth

Within the lawsuit, the previous Walker staffer alleges that Mercedes Schlapp despatched a message to a neighborhood group chat on Jan. 7, calling the accuser a “troubled particular person” and somebody who was “fired from a number of jobs,” together with for “mendacity 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 Motion Committee convention, often known as CPAC, which hosts distinguished Republican politicians and thought leaders and attracts hundreds of attendees yearly. The ACU is about to host this 12 months’s CPAC convention March 1-4 in Maryland.

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