Matt Gaetz has just received another very hard blow in his escalating teenage sex and prostitution scandal.
Multiple media outlets are now reporting that her alleged boyfriend / pimp Joel Greenberg is cooperating with federal authorities in their investigation into possible sex crimes by the Florida anti-gay congressman and others.
According to the New York Times, Greenberg told investigators that he and Gaetz had sex with several women in exchange for money, gifts and travel. One of these women is said to be a 17-year-old girl.
Two sources told The Times that Greenberg has spoken to investigators on several occasions and ultimately decided to cooperate with them after sharing the mountain of evidence they hold against him, including the Venmo receipts and WhatsApp chats.
Lawyers for Greenberg told court last week that their client, who faces dozens of charges including child sex trafficking and bribery, would likely strike a plea deal with investigators.
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As for Gaetz, he has denied any wrongdoing and has just hired two high profile lawyers, Mark Mukasey and Isabelle Kirshner, to defend him.
Yesterday he accused a reporter from Capitol Hill of trying to “spread propaganda lies against me”.
“I wrote an essay on this in the Washington Examiner. You should check it out, “he said, referring to that crazy editorial he published last week in which he swore he” never, ever paid for sex “and accused the ministry of Justice to try to “pervert the truth”.
A Gaetz spokesperson repeated yesterday that he “never paid for sex”, adding that Greenberg “had been trying to trap innocent people in his troubles for some time.”
Graham Gremore is editor and editor at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.