Rep. Matt Gaetz’s future sister-in-law has reportedly described the embattled Florida congressman as “weird and creepy” and said she was “unfortunately not surprised” he is under federal investigation for alleged sex crimes.
Roxanne Luckey, 20 — the sister of the Gaetz’s fiancée, Ginger Luckey — lambasted the Republican pol in three TikTok videos over his alleged treatment of young women, according to The Daily Beast.
On Monday, she alleged that Gaetz pressured an older man to court her when she was 19 — calling the move “weird and creepy” and claiming he yelled at her and her mom and went “full lawyer” when confronted, the outlet reported.
“I saw the character and type of person he is, and when everything came out about him, I honestly, unfortunately, was not surprised,” Roxanne, who worked as a White House intern last year, said on TikTok.
“As someone who has personally experienced a ton of creepy old politician men hitting on me when I was underage, and experiencing sexual assault at that age by people of power, it’s very disheartening and I have zero tolerance of people like [Gaetz],” she said, adding that she was “tired of them getting away with this type of stuff.”
Ginger responded to the videos by telling The Daily Beast that her sister had a history of “destructive behavior.”
Roxanne said she decided to open up partly because of her interactions with powerful men and her belief that it is important to “hold people accountable to whatever extent we can.”
“There is so much more to the story and about what I know about Matt Gaetz. It is definitely a serious situation,” she said.
A video she posted Sunday, she was seen dancing and lip-synching to Lana Del Ray’s “Jealous Girl.”
The clip also featured a New York Times headline reading “Matt Gaetz Is Said to Face Justice Dept. Inquiry Over Sex With an Underage Girl.”
“When a creepy old man tries to hit on you at the bar but your [sic] sisters engaged to a literal pedophile,” wrote Roxanne, who the following day apologized for using the term “pedophile” and changed her description to “ephebophile.”
The term refers to someone who is sexually attracted primarily to mid-to-late-adolescents – mostly ages 15 to 19.
Roxanne — who said she had been sexually assaulted by “people of power” – described an alleged incident last summer when Gaetz tried to set her up with a friend, a divorced dad, when she was a 19-year-old intern at the Trump White House.
She recounted that the man was “creepy” and made her feel uncomfortable, even after she rejected his advances and told him she had a boyfriend, according to the news outlet.
Roxanne said that when the unidentified man eventually apologized, he passed the blame for his aggressive actions onto Gaetz.
“Sorry about what I said, I just wanted to get Matt off my back,” she claimed the man said.
Roxanne said that when she later confronted Gaetz about the episode at a family gathering, he tried to gaslight her.
“He just immediately got so defensive and started yelling at me and my mom,” Roxanne said. “He called me a narcissist, just was a thousand percent gaslighting me—went full lawyer, ‘I don’t have to listen to you, I don’t have to answer your questions.’”
Roxanne said: “Someone who is innocent shouldn’t be getting so defensive, and literally being a grown man and yelling at a 20-year-old girl is just beyond me.”
She also said she heard “through the grapevine” that Gaetz “had a reputation of prowling after college girls when he’s a grown man, and to me that’s just kind of weird.”
“There’s two sides to every story and I acknowledge that, but this is what I experienced,” Roxanne added, acknowledging that “everything is hearsay.”
The Daily Beast said it has verified with a former Trump official that Roxanne had worked as an intern during the summer of 2020.
Ginger claimed to The Daily Beast that she and her sister have been estranged.
“Matt and I are enjoying our engagement and are deeply in love. My estranged sister is mentally unwell,” Ginger told the outlet in a text message.
“She has been in therapy for years and our family hopes that after receiving in-patient mental health treatment, she will overcome the tendency she has repeatedly shown to engage in destructive behavior,” she added.
Roxanne did not respond to the outlet’s request for comment. A Gaetz rep said the lawmaker supports his fiancée and her statement.
Gaetz is allegedly being investigated by the feds over potentially violating federal sex trafficking laws.
Joel Greenberg, a former Seminole County tax collector and close Gaetz ally, has already pleaded guilty to federal sex trafficking charges and is now reportedly cooperating with authorities.