Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union and a well-known American political activist and lobbyist, has been accused of sexual battery by Carlton Huffman, a Republican campaign aide.
The incident allegedly took place on Oct. 19, when the two were returning from an event in support of Herschel Walker’s Republican Senate campaign in Georgia. Huffman has accused Schlapp of “aggressively fondling” his groin while they were driving back from a restaurant to a hotel. Schlapp has denied all the allegations.
Born on December 18, 1967, in Wichita, Kansas, Matt Schlapp is the son of Susan Schlapp. His father’s identity is unknown.
The 55-year-old politician is married to Susan Schlapp and has four children, Lucia Schlapp, Elissa Schlapp, Caterina Schlapp, Ava Schlapp, and Viana Schlapp.
Schlapp has earned degrees from prestigious institutions such as the University of Notre Dame and Wichita State University.
His estimated net worth is around $5 million, with his political career and other businesses serving as sources of his great fortune.
As the chairman of the American Conservative Union, Schlapp has been a prominent conservative voice in American politics.
He is also a Fox News political contributor and has been a vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump.
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The accusation of sexual battery against Schlapp has brought him under scrutiny and has sparked a debate over the issue of sexual harassment and assault in politics.
Huffman’s identity as the accuser was revealed after he filed a civil lawsuit against Schlapp in a Maryland court. The case is currently ongoing, and the outcome remains to be seen.