Former GOP Staffer Suddenly Drops Lawsuit Against Matt Schlapp

[Photo Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America - Byron York & Matt Schlapp, CC BY-SA 2.0,]

Attorneys for both sides have now confirmed that the GOP strategist who filed lawsuits against Conservative Political Action Conference Chairman Matt Schlapp and his wife Mercedes Schlapp has now dropped the legal action.

“I am discontinuing all of my lawsuits. The claims made in my lawsuits were the result of a complete misunderstanding, and I regret that the lawsuit caused pain to the Schlapp family,”  Huffman wrote in a statement.

In early 2022, Huffman, who had previously worked for Republican Hershel Walker’s Georgia Senate campaign, filed a lawsuit against Matt Schalpp and his wife.

The lawsuit claimed that Schlapp engaged in inappropriate behavior by touching Huffman’s groin in a forceful manner while they were driving back from a restaurant to a hotel during a campaign event in October 2022.

In a recent lawsuit, a staggering $9.4 million was demanded from the couple. The charges included sexual battery against Matt Schlapp, defamation against the couple, and conspiracy against them.

These allegations were made by Huffman, who claimed that the couple had been actively trying to tarnish his reputation.

Matt Schlapp serves as the chairman of the American Conservative Union, while Mercedes Schlapp brings experience from her previous role in the Trump administration.

Huffman’s attorney has also verified that his client has decided to withdraw the defamation lawsuit against Caroline Wren, a Republican activist.

Wren had been accused of launching a social media attack against Huffman following the exposure of the allegations against Schlapp.

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