Matt Gaetz’s fiancé’s sister has described him as “weird and creepy” and said she was “unfortunately not surprised” that he was being investigated for sex crimes.
Roxanne Luckey, 20, posted a series of TikTok videos on Sunday and Monday criticizing the Florida congressman.
Her sister Ginger, a 26-year-old food analyst, got engaged to Gaetz on New Year’s Eve in Mar-a-Lago, after eight months of dating.
Roxanne said she spent the summer of 2020 in Washington DC as an intern at the White House and felt uncomfortable with Gaetz, 39, from the start.
“As someone who has personally witnessed a lot of scary old politicians attacking me when I was a minor, and witnessing sexual assault at that age by those in power, it’s very discouraging,” she said.
“And I have zero tolerance for people like him.”
Matt Gaetz, 39, is engaged to Ginger Luckey, 26. Ginger’s sister Roxanne posted a series of TikToks attacking the congressman in Florida on Sunday and Monday
Roxanne called her videos ‘Story time’ and said she spoke out to ‘hold him accountable’
She added that she is “tired that they get away with this sort of thing.”
Roxanne, who according to her LinkedIn is a sales associate at a Rip Curl store in Huntington Beach, California, began her story on Sunday.
She posted a TikTok clip showing her dancing and lip syncing to Lana Del Ray’s Jealous Girl.
“Honey, I’m a gangster too, and tango takes two,” Del Ray sings.
Behind Roxanne was a headline in the New York Times that read ‘Matt Gaetz must face justice. Research into sex with an underage girl.’
She added her own lyrics, writing: “When a creepy old man tries to hit you up at the bar, but your sisters are engaged to a literal pedophile.”
Roxanne’s first video saw her dancing and lip syncing to a Lana Del Ray song
On Monday, Roxanne returned to TikTok.
“While that other video was just a funny little thing, there’s so much more,” she said.
“I just wanted to drop by here and clear things up because it’s definitely a serious situation.
“I now realize I’ve used the wrong terminology. It’s not ‘pedophilia’, it should be ‘ephebophilia’, someone who is attracted to post-pubescent girls between the ages of 15 and 19.”
She claimed that last summer Gaetz encouraged a friend of his – “about Matt’s age, had a child, was divorced” – to ask her out.
She said, “I was just joking about, ha ha, I’m 19, that’s weird.”
She said he said to her, “If you break up with your boyfriend, let me know so you can get a real man.”
Gaetz and Ginger Luckey are pictured in Doral, Florida in April – shortly after it was revealed he was being investigated for sex trafficking
Gaetz and Ginger Luckey at a Donald Trump rally in Orlando on October 12
Roxanne said she thought it was “creepy” and inappropriate, so on Thanksgiving she asked Gaetz why he was trying to get his much older boyfriend to contact her.
“He immediately got so defensive and started yelling at me and my mom.
“He called me a narcissist and was only gaslighting 1,000 percent.
“He went all the way up to me, saying, ‘I don’t have to listen to you. I don’t have to answer your questions.’
“As far as I’m concerned, someone who is innocent shouldn’t get so defensive. Literally, a grown man yelling at a 20 year old girl. That is beyond my understanding.’
She said she saw “his character and the type of person he is.”
Roxanne Luckey said she wasn’t surprised when it turned out he was being examined
When the headlines came out about his investigation into sex crimes, she said it didn’t come as a shock to her.
On March 30, when the news broke, Roxanne tweeted, “Family gatherings with my future brother-in-law will soon be a lot more interesting.”
She said, while in DC, she heard “through the vine” that Gaetz was known for “sniffing around college girls when he’s a grown man — and to me, that’s just kind of weird.”
She said she hoped Gaetz was “held accountable.”
Ginger Luckey hit back at her sister, saying: The everyday beast she had a history of “destructive behavior.”
She said they were estranged, though photos on social media didn’t show them close until November.
“Matt and I are enjoying our engagement and are deeply in love,” Ginger said.
“My estranged sister is mentally out of order.
“She has been in therapy for years, and our family hopes that after inpatient mental health treatment, she will overcome the tendency she has repeatedly shown to engage in destructive behavior.”
Gaetz did not respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
Gaetz is involved in the scandal surrounding his friend and wing man Joel Greenberg.
Matt Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg, seen above with Roger Stone (left) and Gaetz (center), pleaded guilty to multiple charges in May and is working with prosecutors
Greenberg pleaded guilty in May to sex trafficking of a minor and five other charges, among the nearly three dozen he faced. His plea deal with prosecutors requires continued cooperation with the ongoing investigation.
The 36-year-old former Seminole County tax collector currently faces an estimated 12 years in prison, his attorney said. Greenberg also pleaded guilty to identity theft, wire fraud and conspiracy.
Gaetz, a Republican who represents much of the Florida Panhandle, was not named in Greenberg’s plea deal.
But Greenberg’s collaboration could play a role in an ongoing investigation into Gaetz’s alleged pay-for-sex relationship with a 17-year-old girl.
Though he didn’t mention Gaetz by name, Greenberg said in his plea deal that he “introduced the minor to other adult men engaged in commercial sex acts.”
Gaetz, a close ally of former President Donald Trump, has denied all allegations of wrongdoing and has repeatedly said he will not resign from Congress. No charges have been filed against Gaetz.
Greenberg has been associated with a number of other Florida politicians and their associates. To date, none of them have been named in the sex trafficking investigation.
Greenberg’s plea deal states that he admitted “being involved in what are sometimes called ‘sugar daddy’ relationships, where he paid women for sex but tried to disguise the payments as ‘school-related’ expenses or other living expenses.”
Greenberg’s sentencing was postponed to November 18 earlier this month so that he can continue to cooperate in a wider investigation into sex trafficking.
Gaetz’s latest campaign finance report, published in mid-July, showed the financial toll of the scandal.
His campaign spent thousands of dollars on lawyers, publicists and consultants as he deals with the fallout from his sex scandal — including $25,000 on attorney Marc Fernich, whose previous clients Jeffrey Epstein, convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and the recently convicted head of the NXIVM sex cult, Keith Raniere.
Gaetz’s campaign paid $25,000 to attorney Marc Fernich, whose past clients include Jeffrey Epstein, convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and the recently convicted head of the NXIVM sex cult, Keith Raniere.
The Florida congressman also spent more than $825,000 on public affairs firm Logan Circle Group, which has handled his media strategy since The New York Times reported that he was under federal investigation into whether he was paying an underage girl for sex.
Finally, there was a $20,000 payment in four installments to Roger Stone for “strategic advice.”
Stone, a longtime ally of Trump who was pardoned by the former president, is a Florida resident and was convicted of lying to Congress.
Gaetz spends more than he has collected.
He brought in $1.44 million in the second quarter of fundraising, but burned $1.95 million between April 1 and June 30.
“Our FEC files speak for themselves,” a Gaetz spokesperson told CNBC.
“Despite an endless stream of media lies, Congresswoman Gaetz remains one of the most prodigious fundraisers in Congress and the only Republican not to accept donations from federal lobbyists or PACs. He thanks his tens of thousands of donors and promises to always fight for them.’