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Moms for Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler was on the “hunt” for threeways with women

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Former Florida GOP chair Christian Ziegler and his wife, Moms for Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler, were on the “hunt” for threesome partners, according to records released this week by the Sarasota Police Department.

Late last year, police launched an investigation after a woman accused Christian Ziegler of rape. The alleged victim told police that she and the Zieglers had planned a sexual encounter for October 2. But when Bridget Ziegler was no longer available, the woman canceled, saying, “I was mostly in for her.” She claimed that Christian Ziegler showed up at her home anyway and sexually assaulted her.

Christian Ziegler claims that the encounter was consensual, and late last month, Sarasota Police declined to charge him with sexual battery. A video Ziegler recorded of the sexual encounter with the alleged victim indicated “that the encounter was likely consensual,” police said.

But the alleged victim says she did not give Ziegler permission to film the encounter, so he could still be charged with video voyeurism. Police have forwarded the findings of their video voyeurism investigation to Florida State Attorney Ed Brodsky’s office, according to The Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

The documents released this week include summaries of interviews with the Zieglers and the alleged victim, text messages, and Christian Ziegler’s Google searches after he was interviewed by police on November 1. Also included in the documents is a list of several women’s names that investigators found on Christian Ziegler’s phone. The Daily Beast reports that the alleged victim’s name was included on the list under the subhead “F**k.”

Bridget Ziegler has admitted to a past threesome with her husband and the alleged victim, and the documents include text messages in which the couple discussed the woman in February 2021. In a message that appears to refer to the alleged victim, Christian Ziegler told his wife to “stop and pick up [redacted] to play again and be crazy.”

In one response, Bridget Ziegler appeared to express concern about the woman. “I just don’t want to feel like we ever take advantage of anyone (I know it’s always been consensual) but she seems… ‘broken’ or like she’s going through some [expletive],” Bridget Ziegler wrote.

According to police, in the same text exchange, “C. Ziegler said they needed to hunt for someone new.”

The messages also seem to confirm the alleged victim’s statement that she was primarily interested in Bridget Ziegler. In one message, Christian Ziegler told his wife that he believed the woman was “only into her.”

In his interview with police, Ziegler said that he’d had consensual sex with the alleged victim “approximately one dozen times since they first met” and that she had participated in threesomes with him and his wife twice at the couple’s home.

He claimed that on October 2, the day of the alleged assault, the woman told him she was about to pick up a pizza. He said that he “specifically asked… if she had been drinking or taking pills because he didn’t want to get himself into trouble.”

During her October 5 interview with police, the woman claimed that Ziegler “had been sexually battering her for years, and she never felt like she could say no to him.” In a second interview, she told police that she had not been “in a place to consent” on October 2 because she had been drinking tequila all day. The manager of the pizza restaurant the alleged victim visited on October 2 told police that she had seemed intoxicated.

The alleged victim also described an incident in which Ziegler climbed through an unlocked window to enter her home. A December 16, 2021, message on Ziegler’s phone seemed to corroborate this, according to police.

Records also show that after his November 1 interview with police, Ziegler’s Google searches included “Sexual battery settlement average,” “Subpoena Instagram Vanish,” “Accused of sexual battery and dismissed,” “Only Fans,” and “Remove subscriptions from list.” According to the Daily Beast, he also searched for “Faraday bags for tablets, phones and laptops.”

According to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Brodsky’s office is still weighing whether they will bring video voyeurism charges against Christian Ziegler.

Last month, the Florida GOP voted to eject Ziegler.

While Bridget Ziegler has not been implicated in either the rape or video voyeurism allegations, she has faced criticism for her sexual involvement with another woman while heading up the anti-LGBTQ+ Moms for Liberty. In December, she was quietly removed as the director of the School Board Leadership Program at the Leadership Institute, an organization that trains conservative activists. The Sarasota School Board also voted unanimously for her to resign, but she has thus far refused to do so.

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