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A former aide to Herschel Walker, the Republican candidate for Senate in Georgia during the 2022 midterm election cycle, has accused a “prominent conservative advocate” of sexually groping him after a campaign stop in November.

The former Walker aide spoke to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution exclusively.

He said Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the influential lobbying group the American Conservative Union, fondled him as he “drove Schlapp from a late-night-stop at Manuel’s Tavern to his hotel near Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport,” according to the AJC.

“He reached over and fondled my crotch for about 5 seconds,” the aide said. “It’s to my shame that I didn’t say anything. I wish I had said, ‘What the hell — stop!'”

The aide said he is sharing his story, reported earlier this week, to “expose what he described as predatory behavior by Schlapp and ensure he faces accountability.”

The aide told the AJC he did not report the incident to the police. However, “he informed senior leaders of the Walker campaign immediately after the alleged incident, the campaign confirmed to the AJC. The aide decided to wait until after the campaign to share the story.”

Schlapp, who is married to “GOP consultant Mercedes Schlapp,” denied any wrongdoing to the AJC.

[Atlanta Journal-Constitution]