Matt Schlapp, Wife Hit With Lawsuit Over Alleged Sexual Assault

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 28: Matt Schlapp (L), Chairman of the American Conservative Union, hosts a conversation with Laura Trump , President Donald Trumps daughter in-law and member of his 2020 reelection campaign, and Brad Parscale , campaign manager for Trump's 2020 reelection campaign, during the Conservative Political Action Conference 2020 (CPAC) hosted by the American Conservative Union on February 28, 2020 in National Harbor, MD. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • American Conservative Union Matt Schlapp and his wife, former Trump administration official Mercedes Schlapp, were sued Tuesday over an allegation that he sexually assaulted a former staff member of Republican Herschel Walker’s Georgia Senate campaign in October.
  • Charlie Spies, an attorney for Matt and Mercedes Schlapp, denied the allegation in a statement posted on Matt Schlapp’s Twitter page, saying “the Schlapp family is suffering unbearable pain and stress due to the false allegation from an anonymous individual” and noting the couple is “assessing counter-lawsuit options.”
  • Spies added that the complaint, which was filed anonymously, demonstrates that the accuser’s agenda is to harm the Schlapp family.

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