More sinister details have emerged throughout Matt Gaetz’s teenage sex scandal and no one is surprised by any of them.
According to the New York Times, the Justice Department’s investigation into Gaetz isn’t just about the 17-year-old, but the payments he made to several women who were recruited online for sex.
Gaetz’s boyfriend, former tax collector Joel Greenberg, is said to have worked as a pimp by connecting Gaetz with women he met on sex dating sites. He coordinated the dates, times and places of their meetings, and negotiated how women would be paid for the sex of their time, usually money, gifts, and travel.
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In what might be the most sloppy cash-for-sex cover-up of all time, arrangements were typically made by text and payments were made via Cash App and Apple Pay, leaving behind a handy paper trail to follow. by investigators.
The New York Times reports:
The Times examined receipts from Cash App, a mobile payment app, and Apple Pay that show payments from Mr. Gaetz and Mr. Greenberg to one of the women, and a payment from Mr. Greenberg to a second woman. The women told their friends the payments were for sex with the two men, according to two people familiar with the conversations.
The report also claims that Gaetz and the woman often took ecstasy before hooking up, and as he became more comfortable with his little sex operation, the anti-gay lawmaker began to orchestrate a ring. of clandestine prostitution, in a way.
In some cases, Mr Gaetz has asked women to help him find other people who might be interested in having sex with him and his friends, according to two people familiar with the conversations. If anyone inquires about their relationships, one person said, Mr Gaetz told the women to say he paid for hotel rooms and dinners as part of their dates. The FBI interviewed several women involved in the dating, including as recently as January, to establish details of their relationships with Mr Gaetz and his friends, according to text messages and two people familiar with the interviews.
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Because all of this isn’t fishy enough, CNN also reports that Gaetz allegedly bragged to fellow lawmakers about all the women he had slept with and shared their nude photos and videos, sometimes on the House floor.
Gaetz has reportedly shown other lawmakers photos and videos of naked women he said he slept with, sources told CNN, including upstairs in the House. The sources, two of whom have directly shown the material, said Gaetz posted the images of women on his phone and talked about having sex with them. One of the videos showed a naked woman with a hoop, according to a source.
“It was a point of pride,” one of the sources said of Gaetz.
Gaetz has denied everything and claims to be the victim of a $ 25 million extortion plot. Here’s how folx on Twitter reacts to reports that he has to pay for sex …
Is anyone really surprised that Matt Gaetz has to pay for sex? Or that he uses ecstasy while having sex for which he is paying?
– Barbara Malmet (@ B52Malmet) April 2, 2021
Matt Gaetz never pays for sex! He uses rooftops or takes his girlfriends to Chucky Cheese.
– Rogue Ivanka (Parody Account) (@MarALagoPoolBoy) April 2, 2021
Trump must be stunned by allegations Matt Gaetz paid women for sex before they had it – Trump usually pays women money after sleeping with them # MattGaetzIsAPervert
– (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) April 2, 2021
Matt Gaetz claims he is the victim of extortion. It wouldn’t be possible if there was no reason for the extortion.
– Henry M. Rosenberg (@DoctorHenryCT) April 1, 2021
Matt Gaetz used Nestor to attract underage girls to his home. Bet on it.
– chris evans (@chris_notcapn) April 2, 2021
I absolutely believe Matt Gaetz is paying for sex!
– delont? (@dilemmv) April 2, 2021
Surprising lack of predictions from Matt Gaetz in the QAnon archives.
– Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) March 30, 2021
Matt Gaetz seems to be in a world of shit. The guy was paying for sex using CashApp and ApplePay? Genius.
– The Hoarse Whisper (@TheRealHoarse) April 2, 2021
Matt Gaetz would have done it all if he only bragged about Jim Jordan because Gym keeps underage sex crimes to himself.
– Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) April 1, 2021
Can we go back to Matt Gaetz needing to pay for sex?
– Amy Siskind ???? (@Amy_Siskind) April 2, 2021
Can’t Matt Gaetz emotionally pay for sex like the rest of us?
– Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) April 2, 2021
A quote from Matt Gaetz tweeted me talking about bitch shame for laughing at me then throwing me at his 1 million followers for days and days of death threats so seeing him get fucked by sex workers because he used CashApp to pay them is * the boss’s kiss *
– Hayley Farless McMahon (@McMisoprostol) April 2, 2021
Graham Gremore is editor and editor at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.