In this “Harry Potter”-themed sex game, the “snitch” was a certain conservative woman, a GOP source said. Anyone who had sex with her won, “regardless of points.”

@RepMattGaetz is accused of playing the game while in Florida’s House of Representatives.…
A female GOP insider who worked with Gaetz in the 2010s told us that the sex game also involved challenges such as sleeping with married legislators. Spending the night at a college sorority house.…
New details of Gaetz's past are spilling out now that he's under a sex-trafficking investigation. At least one former Gaetz staffer said she saw her work in a new light after news of the investigation broke.… A quote from Karli Andrews, a 2016 Gaetz campaign staffer. T
The accusations against Gaetz build upon others.

@ChrisLatvala accused Gaetz in a 2020 tweet of creating a "game where members of the FL House got 'points' for sleeping with aides, interns, lobbyists, and married legislators."… A tweet from Florida state GOP Re. Chris Latvala from Januar
Gaetz has denied the allegations and said he's the victim of a criminal extortion scheme against his family. Gaetz has also denied any knowledge of the sex competition in Tallahassee, Florida.…
Republican insiders and former Gaetz staffers were active in text chains that "started blowing up this week" as reports emerged about the Justice Department investigation, according to one former aide.…
Gaetz staff were pulled into a meeting last week and were told not to worry about reports of sexual misconduct. A former Gaetz staffer said some were still nervous.

That said, Gaetz’s spokesman, Luke Ball, has since resigned, NBC reported on Friday.… A quote from Matt Gaetz's chief of staff, Jillian Lane Wyant
During Gaetz's Tallahassee days, about two dozen male lawmakers participated in the sex competition, the GOP insider said.

That person said she hoped publicly discussing the culture might help other women to avoid harassment and sexual misconduct.…
Insider asked 30 GOP officials, including former lawmakers who've worked with Gaetz, if they'd touched base with the Panhandle's brash political scion since the dam burst and whether they'd offered him any advice.

Their collective silence was deafening.…
Read more details about Gaetz's alleged Florida sex game. 👇…
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