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New Report Contradicts Former Florida GOP Chair’s Claims in Sexual Assault Case

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Recent developments in the sexual battery investigation involving Christian Ziegler, the recently ousted Florida GOP chairman, have surfaced, revealing contradictions in his account of the events. According to a police report obtained by The Florida Trident, Bridget Ziegler, a Sarasota County school board member and Christian’s wife, denied any knowledge of a threesome that Christian claimed to have planned on the day of the alleged sexual assault.

Bridget Ziegler, who is also a cofounder of Moms for Liberty, informed Sarasota police Det. Maria Llovio that, although she had participated in a threesome with the woman and her husband two years prior, there had been no recent discussions about another such encounter. This statement contradicts Christian’s claim that a threesome was intended on October 2, the day the assault allegedly took place.

In her interview with the police on November 1, Bridget expressed disbelief that her husband would fabricate a story to arrange a sexual encounter. However, she also admitted to being surprised by the sexual assault allegation but not by the extramarital activity.

The police report further revealed that Christian Ziegler had attempted to persuade the woman to engage sexually with him by alleging that he and Bridget were planning to visit her for a threesome. He later informed the woman via text that he would be visiting alone, as Bridget supposedly was no longer available.

Despite the woman canceling the tryst, Christian Ziegler reportedly showed up at her apartment, where she later claimed he raped her. Christian admitted to having sex with the woman but insisted it was consensual, showing a video recording of the act that the woman claimed was made without her knowledge.

The police have since closed the rape investigation without filing charges against Christian Ziegler. However, they have forwarded a potential video voyeurism charge to the State Attorney’s Office for review.