Florida GOP Chair Who Touted ‘Family Values’ Accused of Raping Woman


A Florida woman claims the state’s GOP leader—a former county commissioner elected on a “family values” platform—raped her early last month, according to a heavily redacted investigation report filed by Sarasota police.

The unidentified accuser told cops she and Florida Republican Party Chairman Christian Ziegler, along with Ziegler’s wife, Moms for Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler, had been in a “longstanding consensual three-way sexual relationship prior to the incident,” reported the Florida Center for Government Accountability (FLCGA), which first obtained the document.

Sources told the watchdog nonprofit the alleged assault occurred in the woman’s home, but that Bridget Ziegler was not there at the time.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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