On January 17th, 2021, The National Pulse released a full lawsuit against Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union (ACU) and the organizer of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The lawsuit, filed in the District of Columbia Superior Court, alleges that Schlapp sexually battered a woman at the 2019 CPAC event.
The lawsuit, filed by the woman, who is identified only as “Jane Doe”, states that Schlapp “grabbed her buttocks without her consent or permission” and “pressed his body against her body” in a “sexual manner”. The suit also claims that Schlapp “made unwanted sexual advances” towards the woman and “made inappropriate comments about her body”.
The lawsuit seeks damages for “emotional distress, pain and suffering”, as well as punitive damages. It also demands a jury trial.
The allegations against Schlapp have been met with shock and outrage. The ACU has stated that they “take all allegations of sexual misconduct very seriously” and are “reviewing the allegations”. Schlapp himself has denied the allegations, calling them “false” and “baseless”.
The case has sparked a larger discussion about sexual misconduct in the conservative movement. It is a reminder that, even in a movement that values traditional values and family values, sexual misconduct should not be tolerated. The case also serves as a reminder that victims of sexual misconduct have the right to seek justice and that perpetrators of sexual misconduct will be held accountable for their actions.
The full lawsuit against Matt Schlapp is a powerful reminder that sexual misconduct is unacceptable in any context. It is a stark reminder that victims of sexual misconduct must be supported and perpetrators must be held accountable. It is a reminder that the conservative movement must take a stand against sexual misconduct and ensure that all individuals, regardless of political affiliation, are treated with respect and dignity.