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Rep. Matt Gaetz played a sleazy sex game that included a Harry Potter challenge where players earned extra points for sleeping with married lawmakers, virgins and in sorority houses, according to a report.
The congressman, who is under investigation by the Justice Department for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old girl and trafficking her across state lines, purportedly took part in the sordid competition with other male lawmakers in the Florida state legislature.
A female GOP insider who worked with Gaetz during his time in the Florida House told Business Insider the men would play to win points for their sexual escapades with the ultimate prize going to the person who bedded a woman dubbed 'the snitch'.
Gaetz has been tied to the sleazy game in the past but new details have emerged as the congressman's behavior is under the spotlight, following Tuesday's revelation of the DOJ probe.
Reports have surfaced that he showed off naked photos of women he claimed he had slept with to other lawmakers on the House floor and that he has been warned in the past about behaving professionally in Congress.
The congressman, 38, is expected to be indicted in a federal court over the next few weeks in connection to sexual activity with at least one minor, who testified before a Florida grand jury that she had sex with him before she turned 18, DailyMail.com has learned.
Investigators have also reportedly been looking into allegations he paid women via Apple Pay for ecstasy-fueled sex at Florida hotels after being introduced to them by former tax collector Joel Greenberg, who has been charged with sex trafficking a minor.
Gaetz has denied the allegations and instead claimed he is the victim of an elaborate extortion plot by a former Justice Department official seeking to free an American hostage from Iran.
The congressman has also denied any knowledge of the sex game in Florida.
Rep. Matt Gaetz's sleazy sex game included a Harry Potter challenge where players earned extra points for sleeping with married lawmakers, virgins and in sorority houses, according to a report. Gaetz with fiancée Ginger Luckey
Gaetz and the other lawmakers named one conservative woman the 'snitch' and if any of the men had sex with her they would win the 'whole game regardless of points,' she said. This was a reference to the snitch in Harry Potter (above)
But, according to the source, the game was the 'worst kept secret in Tallahassee,' Insider reported.
Gaetz and the other lawmakers named one conservative woman the 'snitch' and if any of the men had sex with her they would win the 'whole game regardless of points,' she said.
The snitch is a reference to the name of one of the balls in the Harry Potter game of Quidditch.
The ball is described in the book as the 'most important ball of the lot' which is 'very hard to catch'. Catching the snitch ends the game and awards the team 150 points - usually taking them to victory.
Some of the other women were also labeled by the men as 'virgins' with extra points also awarded for having sex with them, reported ABC News.
Gaetz was elected to the House of Representatives in 2016. Prior to this, he represented Florida's 4th House district in the Florida House of Representatives in Tallahassee from 2010 to 2016.
He is alleged to have been involved in the game during his time in Tallahassee.
The source said around two dozen male lawmakers and a handful of male lobbyists participated in the sleazy game alongside Gaetz.
The men boasted about being part of the game even to female colleagues, she said.
The identities of the other people who participated in the game have not been revealed and it is not clear if any others now work in US Congress.
But the sources said she heard 'specific references of Gaetz being involved and scoring points' during her time working with him.
This isn't the first time Gaetz's name has cropped up in relation to the game.
The congressman, who is under investigation by the Justice Department for having sex with a 17-year-old girl and trafficking her across state lines, allegedly took part in the sordid competition with other male lawmakers in the Florida state legislature
Last year, Florida State Rep. Chris Latvala accused him of designing a 'game' where he and other Florida House members scored points for 'sleeping with aides, interns, lobbyists, and married legislators.'
Latvala leveled the accusations against Gaetz amid a Twitter spat in January 2020.
'And you created a game where members of the FL House got 'points' for sleeping with aides, interns, lobbyists, and married legislators. Hope DC is treating you well, Congressman,' he wrote.
Gaetz denied the allegations.
Gaetz's behavior in the Florida House was so notorious it even earned him the nickname 'Creepy Gaetz', sources told ABC.
He would often be spotted at the 101 Restaurant allegedly trying to pick up young women at the haunt which was popular with Florida State University students, a source said.
Gaetz's reputation continued when he entered Capitol Hill with the congressman quickly gaining a reputation for bragging about his sexual exploits to other lawmakers and staff, CNN reported.
It was also common knowledge among Republicans that he was dating a college student, who was over the age of consent, who was an intern in 2018.
In 2018, when Gaetz was part way through his first term, he was allegedly given a talking to by then-House Speaker Paul Ryan over his behavior in Congress.
Last year, Florida State Rep. Chris Latvala accused Gaetz of designing a 'game' where he and other Florida House members scored points for 'sleeping with aides, interns, lobbyists, and married legislators'
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The sleazy sex game allegedly included a Harry Potter challenge, a source said
A complaint had been raised about Gaetz leering at a young female staffer in the Capitol, a source told the Washington Post.
Gaetz was reportedly questioned about his behavior by Ryan's office and the issue was dropped.
Gaetz has denied this report, with a spokesperson telling CNN: 'That did not happen, no meeting with the speaker or his staff.'
On Thursday, a report claimed Gaetz showed other lawmakers naked photos and videos of women he said he had slept with and boasted about his sexual conquests to his colleagues.
Multiple sources, including two people who said they had been shown the compromising photos first hand, told CNN the 38-year-old congressman displayed the images of the women on his phone including while he was on the House floor at the US Capitol.
One source described one video showing a naked woman with a hula hoop, as another said 'it was a point of pride' for Gaetz to show the images off.
There is no evidence that the nude photos are in any way connected to the DOJ's probe into allegations of sex trafficking. It is also unclear when these alleged encounters took place.
Gaetz is engaged to food analyst Ginger Luckey, 26. The couple met at Mar-a-Lago early 2020 and he proposed at the club in December.
Greenberg, Gaetz and Roger Stone pictured together in 2017. The DOJ probe spiraled from a probe into Joel Greenberg, a former Florida tax collector charged with sex trafficking
Luckey has not spoken publicly since news of the DOJ probe broke or to comment on the reports into her fiancé's behavior.
While there is no known connection between these behaviors and the DOJ probe, members of Gaetz's own party have not rushed to defend the lawmaker this week.
Calls are mounting for him to resign from office with Meghan McCain demanding his removal while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he should be kicked off his House committees if the claims against him are true.
A defiant Gaetz continues to claim he is the victim and has vowed not to stand down, telling the Washington Examiner in a text Friday afternoon: 'I'm not resigning.'
It emerged Tuesday that Gaetz was under investigation by the DOJ for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl and for violating federal sex trafficking laws by paying for her to travel across state lines with him.
Gaetz denied the allegations and instead claimed he was the victim of an extortion plot involving former Justice Department official David McGee.
He claims McGee was trying to extort him and his family for $25 million using the sex trafficking probe as leverage.
Pictured Trump and Gaetz. The congressman, 38, is expected to be indicted in a federal court over the next few weeks in connection to sexual activity with at least one minor
Gaetz is a frequent guest at Mar-a-Lago and even proposed to his now-fiancée Luckey there in December. Pictured the couple when they got engaged
Gaetz said he and his father - former Florida State Senator Don Gaetz - were working with the FBI on a simultaneous investigation, with Don backing up his son's claims Wednesday that he wore a wire to try to expose McGee's apparent plot.
McGee denied he was extorting Gaetz and said he had no involvement in the DOJ sex trafficking probe into Gaetz other than being one of 'a thousand people who have heard the rumors' about the congressman's alleged actions with underage girls.
On Wednesday, Gaetz released bombshell text message screenshots, an email and a printout purporting to show the alleged extortion plot.
The documents, which were shared with the Washington Examiner, claim to show the congressman was being extorted by McGee and former Air Force intelligence officer Bob Kent in a ploy to help rescue American hostage Robert Levinson from Iran.
According to the documents, Gaetz had been seen in compromising photos having sex with underage prostitutes, a grand jury had heard testimony from at least one underage girl who says she was paid to have sex with him and Gaetz was about to be indicted on charges.
The alleged extorters claimed they could stop the probe if the Gaetz family put up $25million which would help secure Levinson's release.
Levinson worked for the FBI for 22 years then vanished in 2007 while in Iran. Nothing was known as to whether he was alive or dead until 2011 when Levinson's family shared images and a video of him being held captive and pleading for help.
Levinson's family said in March 2020 that they had been informed by US officials that he had died in Iranian custody, while being held in Iran as the longest-held hostage in American history.
New details emerged Thursday that the DOJ probe involved Gaetz allegedly paying women for drug-fueled sex. The women met his ally Joel Greenberg through 'sugar daddy' websites such as SeekingArrangement, investigators believe
But the documents claimed he was very much alive and that if Gaetz provided the money to release him, he would be given public credit for the operation and the 'team' would tell President Biden to give him a pardon in the sex trafficking case, according to the documents shared by Gaetz.
McGee used to work for the Department of Justice but now works in private practice and is the Levinson family's lawyer. Kent has claimed in the past that he has worked on plans to secure Levinson's release.
Kent denied the claims Thursday telling the Times he had heard about the DOJ probe into Gaetz but was not trying to extort him over it. McGee also denied any involvement in an extortion plot and Gaetz was trying to detract from the sex trafficking allegations.
Greenberg (pictured) was slapped with a string of charges last year including sex trafficking of a minor between the age of 14 and 17
New details about the DOJ sex trafficking probe surfaced in a bombshell report by the New York Times Thursday night.
The report revealed Gaetz had allegedly paid women via Apple Pay for ecstasy-fueled sex at Florida hotels after being introduced to them by former tax collector Joel Greenberg.
Multiple women reportedly told DOJ investigators Gaetz would tell them a time and place to meet and how much he was willing to pay them for sex.
They would then meet in hotels in Florida where the lawmaker and staunch Trump ally would sometimes take ecstasy before they had sex, the women said.
The DOJ investigation is also reportedly looking into whether one of the women involved with Gaetz was 17 at the time and whether he paid her or gave her gifts to have sex with him.
Gaetz was reportedly first introduced to the women through close ally Greenberg, the former tax collector of Seminole County who investigators believe met the women through 'sugar daddy' websites.
Greenberg is currently in jail awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges related to a minor aged between 14 and 17 across a six-month period in 2017.
Sources said the minor is the same 17-year-old girl at the center of Gaetz's sex trafficking probe and the DOJ is investigating whether other men connected to the two men also had sex with the child.
Receipts from the mobile payments app Cash App and Apple Pay show both Gaetz and Greenberg sent payments to one woman and Greenberg sent a payment to a second woman, the Times reported.
Sources said the women said the payments had been for sex with Gaetz and Greenberg. Another person said the men also sometimes paid in cash.
Gaetz has claimed he is the victim - of an extortion plot - involving former DOJ official David McGee (left) to help rescue American hostage Robert Levinson (right) from Iran
The trysts took place in 2019 and 2020, according to the Times.
The two men were pictured together on social media with Roger Stone, who was convicted of lying to Congress, in 2017.
A source close to the DOJ probe told DailyMail.com Friday Gaetz is expected to be indicted within the next few weeks as Greenberg is believed to have turned on him.
'Rest assured that Greenberg has been singing to the feds about his friend Matt Gaetz. That's why Matt is so freaked out,' the source said.
Gaetz's arrest is said to be imminent after the alleged victim, who has not been named, testified before a Florida grand jury this week saying she had sex with the conservative Republican before she turned 18, DailyMail.com has learned.
The investigation into Gaetz first spiraled from a probe into Greenberg, who was indicted last summer on 14 felony charges including child sex trafficking, fraud, identity theft and stalking a former political rival.
Gaetz caught the attention of investigators in January 2020 after they learned he had accompanied Greenberg on a late night visit to Florida tax agency in 2018, The daily Beast reported Friday.
Sources told the outlet Greenberg was caught on surveillance footage visiting a tax collection office in Lake Mary, Florida where he was allegedly making fake IDs, with another man - revealed to be Gaetz - over a weekend in April.
Gaetz denies ever having paid anyone for sex and has not been charged with any crime.
'Matt Gaetz has never paid for sex. Matt Gaetz refutes all the disgusting allegations completely,' his office told the Times in a statement.
'Matt Gaetz has never ever been on any such websites whatsoever. Matt Gaetz cherishes the relationships in his past and looks forward to marrying the love of his life.