New Text Messages Appear To Support Sex Assault Claim Against Schlapp

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

  • The staffer says he called and texted friends in real time to tell them what happened. CNN reviewed a text exchange between the staffer and a friend in politics, where the staffer is clearly upset and wondering how to tell the campaign that one of their surrogates had allegedly assaulted him. The exchange is being made public for the first time.
  • “He’s pissed I didn’t follow him to his hotel room,” the staffer wrote.
  • “I’m so sorry man,” the acquaintance responded. “What a f**king creep.”
  • The staffer later texted, “I just don’t know how to say it to my superiors thst heir [sic] surrogate fondled my junk without my consent.”

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