In case it’s not already clear, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is absolutely toxic. Just ask his ex-girlfriend, who is the newest member of his circle, to find himself trapped in his escalating teenage sex / prostitution scandal.
According to Politico, federal agents seized the anti-gay lawmaker’s iPhone through a search warrant late last year. His ex-girlfriend’s phone was also reportedly seized and now that the shit has officially hit the fan, she’s scaring the F.
Details are still a bit hazy, but apparently Matt’s ex, who has avoided speaking to investigators, fears he was cheated on by the 17-year-old at the center of the scandal when the young woman secretly recorded a conversation phone they got. back in August.
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Two of her friends, who have declined to be identified publicly due to the sensational nature of the case, say she now suspects she was set up when the alleged victim and another woman involved in the case called her to discuss with the legislator what she fears. could have been a recorded conference call.
… The friends did not provide details on exactly what was discussed, but one of them said that Gaetz’s ex-girlfriend said she was opposed to speaking to authorities and that she now feared that prosecutors would try to accuse her of obstructing justice in order to get to Gaetz.
It is not known whether Gaetz and his ex’s phones were ever returned to them, but the congressman reportedly changed his number in December, which appears to imply that federal investigators kept the devices.
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What’s really amazing about all of this is that it means Gaetz knew he was surveyed in December, but the story didn’t come out until March 30. investigation could do, he chose to draw all kinds of attention to himself.
Among his many publicity stunts were things like rallying insurgents, volunteering to resign from Congress to represent Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, flying to Wyoming to fight Liz Cheney, joining the movement. #FreeBritney, flirting with a possible career in cable television, and making countless appearances on Fox News and Newsmax.
So far Gaetz has not been charged with anything and denies any wrongdoing. He also says he has never had sex with a minor or paid for sex.
Graham Gremore is editor and editor at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.