Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is currently at the center of what could be one of the biggest political sex scandals in modern history.
To make a long story and still developing, the 38-year-old anti-gay congressman is under investigation for allegedly paying women for sex, including a 17-year-old girl. Of course, he denies everything, but the New York Times has text messages and CashApp receipts that appear to corroborate the accusations.
But for anyone who knows anything about Matthew Louis Gaetz II, none of this is surprising. The guy is a total sleaze ball with a reputation for being a frat boy / wannabe ladies man… if only he didn’t have to pay those ladies to sleep with him. (Allegedly.)
Gaetz has been at the center of sex scandals before, though never of this magnitude. Click here for a brief, possibly incomplete, history of his sordid and shabby times …
The ‘gay sex game gone wrong’ scandal debunked
A 2016 report by conspiracy theorist Wayne Madsen alleged that Gaetz led an “alternative gay lifestyle” and had a “secret gay relationship with a well-known pastor at an evangelical mega-church in Fort Walton Beach.”
Somehow this led to internet rumors that Gaetz also had a gay roommate in college who died during a “gay sex game gone awry.” We have no idea how this jump was made, but fact-checking website Snopes actually dug into the rumors and found them to be false.
In his report, Internet sleuth Alex Kasprak noted that Gaetz’s roommate had indeed died under “suspicious” circumstances, but there is no evidence to suggest that this had anything to do with gambling. gay sex, nor any evidence to suggest that Gaetz and his roommate were in love. However, if you google “Matt Gaetz University Roommate,” you will see pages, pages, and pages.
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The time he tucked Kimberly Guilfoyle’s breast
During the 2020 election season, people were seriously disturbed by a strange photo Gaetz posted on his Twitter page. It showed him resting his head against the chest of Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, with the caption: “I’ll never take a cooler picture than this.”
Is it just me or is it gross and totally inappropriate for a congressman?
– QuietObserver (she / she) (@ QuietObserver14) October 22, 2020
Many felt the photo was inappropriate for an elected official and an employee of a presidential campaign. The fact that, weeks earlier, Guilfoyle had been the subject of an explosive New Yorker briefing on the sexual misconduct allegations made against her while working for Fox News, added a layer of grinding to her teeth.
So Gaetz’s photo looked a bit like he was looking at two (suspected) sexual predators at the same time. Double whammy! Double scary!
Related: People Are Seriously Scared By This Weird Photo Of Matt Gaetz Tucked On Kimberly Guilfoyle’s Chest
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(In case you didn’t know, it’s Gaetz at a dinner party with Roger Stone and the accused sexual predator / pimp Joel Greenberg, who is currently sitting in a jail cell for violating the terms of his agreement. bail in his child sex trafficking case.)
The time he wrote about ‘sexual misadventures’ and nude photos in his memoir
Last year Gaetz published a 244-page memoir that sounded more like a frat boy’s drunken ramblings to his pals about his pathetic sex life.
“I knew how many people had been shot dead by sexual missteps in this city, so I made rules to help me take security measures,” he wrote in the book. “In Washington, safe sex means, in part: no dating lobbyists, no meeting with your staff, and I should have added no dating reporter, but I didn’t in the beginning.
He also explained how “it is risky to date a city where there is potentially a thin line between love and blackmail, or at least love and bad PR.”
And he hinted that there were nude photos of him floating around there, writing, “Some people share nudes. Big deal. Do we really care? As millennials we have been given phones with video cameras at the most hormonal stage of life and we document every transgression. “
It was September and, we have to say, those quotes certainly haven’t aged well.
Related: Matt Gaetz Talks About ‘Sexual Missteps’ & Naked Sharing & We Just Spewed Up In Mouth A Little
This sex score game
Before becoming a member of the US Congress, Gaetz was a member of the Florida House of Representatives, where he would have earned the nickname “Creepy Gaetz” from his female colleagues because, well, duh.
According to a 2017 report by the Miami Herald, Gaetz belonged to a group of young male lawmakers who all lived together and played a little “game” where they would score their sexual conquests, awarding “points” to different targets, including trainees. , members of the staff and other female colleagues of the State House. Oh, and the young virgins. They awarded extra “points” for these.
ABC News adds:
A source said Gaetz was often seen looking for young women at Restaurant 101, a once popular watering hole in Tallahassee for some lawmakers and students at nearby Florida State University.
… Gaetz developed a reputation in the US House of Representatives for often bragging to his colleagues about his relationships with women, sources told ABC News.
Upon arriving in Washington, sources said Gaetz was often seen with young women at various social events, including at the Trump Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Related: No One Is Surprised Matt Gaetz Allegedly Paid For Sex Via CashApp
Costco-sized empty condom box found in his office trash can
The Daily Beast published a damning report on the Gaetz which was filled with all manner of explosive allegations, including this little nugget:
Gaetz’s cartoonish and scandalous perception is so common that it is sometimes visible, literally, in the halls of Congress. A source from Hill sent the Daily Beast a photo of a trash can outside Gaetz’s office as lawmakers emptied their desks at the end of a recent session. At the top of the pile was an empty Costco-sized box of Trojan “Bareskin” condoms.
The report also claimed that Gaetz had a deep love for alcohol and illicit drugs and once dated a student who had come to Washington to be an intern.
Related: Matt Gaetz Urged Lawyer Amid Reports Of Empty Costco-Size Condom Box Found In Office Garbage
The time he was all excited for Tiffany Trump on Twitter
In November, Gaetz was widely criticized for tweeting about her attraction to Donald Trump’s youngest daughter, Tiffany, after she tweeted a photo of herself in a red Nancy Reagan pantsuit inside the House. White.
Gaetz responded by retweeting the image with a series of flirty emojis.
Once again, people must have reminded him that his kind of behavior online was unbecoming of a sitting US Congressman.
Matt it’s inappropriate and scary
– Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) November 12, 2020
Does this sound like a fancy thing to do on the internet?
– Molly Jong-Fast? (@MollyJongFast) November 12, 2020
A congressman who publicly watches the daughter of presidents is quintessential Trumpism – and disgusting
– PGBAGE (@ Paul101973) November 12, 2020
The only person who seemed to like him was Tiffany, who hit the “Like” button on Gaetz’s tweet.
Related: People Are Disgusted By Matt Gaetz’s Tweet, Implying He’s Deeply Excited By Tiffany Trump
Nestor, his Cuban aid “son”
And then there was Nestor.
Last summer, after participating in a racist match with Rep. Cedric Richmond over his children’s color, Gaetz took to Twitter to claim he had a 19-year-old ‘son’ named Nestor, who happens to be Cuban, which somehow proved he wasn’t racist. Or something.
In fact, Nestor is actually the little brother of Gaetz’s ex-girlfriend, with whom he is still friends. Gaetz was never his legal guardian, but that didn’t stop him from going on Fox News to brag about being a dad and calling Nestor “the light of my life.”
“I couldn’t imagine loving him anymore if he was my own flesh and blood,” he told Tucker Carlson. “He’s just the most remarkable young man.”
This led to internet rumors that Gaetz and Nestor were in a gay father / son relationship, prompting the congressman to tweet a statement saying no, he is not gay. Then he accused people of being “bad”.
“Are you saying being gay is something to be ashamed of?” he said. “I’m not gay, but I don’t think it would be if I were. How do gays feel when a straight person is accused of being gay as some sort of search? The New Woke is mean.
Related: Rep Matt Gaetz Insists He’s ‘Not Gay’ After Revealing His 19-Year-Old ‘Son’ He ‘Loves A Lot’
Graham Gremore is editor and editor at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.