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The sexual misconduct allegations against conservative operative Matt Schlapp have resulted in another lawsuit.
The second lawsuit is a defamation lawsuit for nearly $10 million filed against Caroline Wren, who recently headed Harmeet Dhillon's campaign for chair of the Republican National Committee. Wren also led Kari Lake's failed campaign for Governor of Arizona.
The lawsuit was filed in the Washington, D.C. district court, according to POLITICO. Schlapp is the chairman of the Conservative Political Action Coalition (CPAC).
The lawsuit states that the alleged incident happened in October when Schlapp was stumping for Republican Senatorial candidate Herschel Walker. According to the first lawsuit filed on Jan. 17 the incident occurred on Oct. 19 after the plaintiff was driving Schlapp back from the Walker event.
The plaintiff has accused Schlapp of "aggressively fondling" his "genital area in a sustained fashion" at which time the plaintiff was "frozen with fear and panic.
Wren is accused of publicly posting the plaintiff's name in tweets and damaging his career by stating that he had been fired from multiple jobs for lying and deceptive behavior. Wren ignored a Jan. 12 letter from the plaintiff's lawyer requesting her to retract the statements.
The plaintiff is seeking over $500,000 damages from Wren.
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WASHINGTON — Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is threatening to release all of the videos associated with the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on Congress and the attempt to overthrow the 2020 election. Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) promised to do the same during the 2022 election season but has been mum ever since.
There were a number of people who testified quietly and were not named publicly until the final report was released.
Raw Story asked Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), who served on the committee, about the release of all of the information and he agreed that it's one of the new powers that McCarthy has.
"You know I think it would be — look, the presentation we made was gripping to the country," he said. "I think there are equally fascinating details that would emerge that way as Senator [Josh] Hawley (R-MO) found out."
The reference harkens back to a video shown briefly by the Jan. 6 committee of Sen. Hawley pretending to raise a fist in solidarity with the Jan. 6 attackers, but once they breached the Capitol, Hawley was filmed running across the building by security cameras.
The video resulted in mockery of Hawley, who has spent the past several months talking about masculinity and the need for young men to embrace their manliness by rejecting adult videos and video games. His book Manhood: The Masculine Virtues America Needs is expected to be released in May. Given his focus on masculinity, his sprinting away in fear has turned into a library of meme mockery and the hashtag #HawlinAss.
"Let's just say there are a hundred different reasons something may not have been made public yet and it would all become public," Raskin said. "And those who are proud of what they did in that period will be able to remain proud and those who have something to be embarrassed about will presumably be nervous about the release of everything."
A Punchbowl News comment cited Raskin earlier saying that he is moving to ensure he can wear headgear on the House floor while he gets treatment for his cancer diagnosis. Raskin was seen wearing a bandana on Tuesday while on Capitol Hill. He argued to the site that if they didn't let him wear it he'd complain about the toupees of the other members violating the no head adornments rule. Punchbowl asked McCarthy about it and said he'd not heard anything about the request.
Raskin told Raw Story he was kidding around with that comment.
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