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Florida GOP Removes Christian Ziegler as Chairman over Rape Allegation

Posted on AllSides January 8th, 2024
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The Florida Republican Party on Monday voted to remove chairman Christian Ziegler after it was reported last month that the Sarasota County Police Department started investigating a rape allegation against him.

Ziegler allegedly raped a woman with whom he and his wife, Bridget Ziegler, had a previous three-way sexual relationship, according to a search warrant affidavit released on December 1. In early October, the alleged victim told police that the state Republican figure “sexually assaulted” her at her home while his wife was absent.

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