CPAC’s Matt Schlapp Strikes Back At Harassment Suit

CPAC Boss Denies Sex Charge, Rips Daily Beast Hit
FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump is greeted by Matt Schlapp, Chairman of the American Conservative Union, as the president arrives to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference,  at National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md. Republican political operatives are recruiting “pro-Trump” doctors to go on television to prescribe reviving the U.S. economy as quickly as possible, without waiting to meet the COVID-19 safety benchmarks proposed by public health experts. The plan was discussed in a May 11 conference call with a senior staffer for the Trump re-election campaign. “The president’s going to get tagged by the fake news media as being irresponsible and not listening to doctors,” Schlapp said on the call. “And so we have to gird his loins with a lot of other people. So I think what Nancy’s talking about … this is the critical juncture that we highlight them.”(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

At a glance

  • A staffer on Herschel Walker‘s failed Senate campaign has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Matt Schlapp, accusing the American Conservative Union chairman of sexually assaulting him.
  • Charlie Spies, counsel for the Schlapps, rejected the lawsuit as an attempt to harm his clients.
  • “The complaint is false, and the Schlapp family is suffering unbearable pain and stress due to the false allegation from an anonymous individual,” Spies said in a statement published to Matt Schlapp’s Twitter account. “No family should ever go through this, and the Schlapps and their legal team are assessing counter-lawsuit options.”

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