REPUBLICAN Representative Matt Gaetz reportedly had sex game that included a Harry Potter challenge and scored "extra points" for sleeping in sorority houses or had sex with married colleagues.
A Republican woman who worked with Gaetz in the 2010s while he was still a state representative said the now-US representative would engage in a sex game with other Florida lawmakers to score "extra points" for sleeping with certain conservative women.
Based on the Harry Potter book series, the woman would be referred to as the "snitch," a reference to the wizarding game of "Quidditch."
The Republican staffer told Insider that while Gaetz, 38, was working in Florida's House of Representatives, she "heard specific references of Gaetz being involved and scoring points."
The woman said anyone who had sex with a certain woman "won the whole game regardless of points." Her accusations corroborate those others have put forward, include former state representative Chris Latvala who overlapped with Gaetz in the House.
Latvala accused Gaetz in 2020 of creating a "game where members of the FL House got 'points' for sleeping with aides, interns, lobbyists, and married legislators."
A Republican insider said the game among male lawmakers the "worst kept secret in Tallahassee," adding the policymakers openly bragged about it, even with their women cohort.
The Republican insider said about two dozen male lawmakers participated in the sex game, including a couple male lobbyists as well.
The woman, who came forward hoping it would change the work environment in Florida, said Gaetz would often hang with a group of guys in the back of a Tallahassee restaurant called the 101 Restaurant & Lounge.
"They would just set up court, and people would just cycle through there," she said. "There were always young, pretty girls around."
The woman's allegations come after the Florida Representative is allegedly facing imminent arrest as his jailed pal Joel Greenberg is "singing to the feds" amid their sex trafficking probe.
News that the Justice Department was investigating Gaetz over an alleged sexual relationship he had with a 17-year-old broke earlier this week.
Greenberg, a former Tax Collector in Seminole, Florida, was involved with setting up dates with the girls, the New York Times claimed in a Thursday report, citing people with knowledge of the encounters.
A source told the Daily Mail that Greenberg, who is currently in jail awaiting trial after being hit with a string of charges in 2020 – including sex trafficking a minor – is likely giving up dirt on the Florida Republican to investigators.
As for Gaetz, he's denied all of the allegations, instead insisting that the whole underage sex story is part of a plot to extort his family to the tune of $25million.
However, the source that spoke the the Daily Mail said that claim was just an attempt to divert attention away from the investigation.
"The congressman impugned and damaged the reputation of someone who had nothing to do with this," the source said.
"Gaetz is a sleaze-bag who used a professional with a sterling reputation to divert attention on a sex investigation focused on him
"Rest assured that Greenberg has been singing to the feds about his friend Matt Gaetz. That's why Matt is so freaked out."
Sources say that Gaetz's arrest is looming, after an alleged victim reportedly testified in a Florida court that she had sex with the representative before she turned 18.
No formal charges had been brought against Gaetz as of Friday evening.
The congressman told The Hill on Friday that has no plans to step down and rumors of his resignation are "false" and it is "very safe" to say he does not intend to quit.
The Thursday report from The Times alleged that Greenberg would use "sugar baby" websites to meet women and that Gaetz and Greenberg were involved in encounters where they would instruct women to meet them at hotels and specify how much that would pay.
The encounters allegedly took place in 2019 and 2020.
People familiar with the meetings said that some people involved, including Gaetz, would take the drug ecstasy before having sex, the Times reported.
Gaetz's office issued another statement on Thursday calling the new allegations "disgusting" and again maintaining the congressman's innocence.
"Matt Gaetz has never paid for sex," the statement said. "Matt Gaetz refutes all the disgusting allegations completely."
"Matt Geatz has never ever been on any such websites whatsoever. Matt Gaetz cherishes the relationships in his past and looks forward to marrying the love of his life."
Gaetz is currently engaged to Ginger Luckey, a 26-year-old Harvard Business School student.
Earlier in the week, Gaetz claimed that the story was part of an extortion plot by former Air Force intelligence officer Robert Kent, who was trying to get the Gaetz family to fund a rescue mission for Robert Levinson, an American hostage in Iran.
The Gaetz family has claimed that Kent contacted the rep's father, Don Gaetz, and suggested if they were to help fund the rescue mission, it could lead to a pardon for Matt for an undisclosed crime.
However, Kent told the Times that he was not trying to extort the family, but had simply heard a rumor that the younger Gaetz may be under investigation.
"I told him I’m not trying to extort, but if this were true, he might be interested in doing something good," he said.
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