The recently disclosed search warrant affidavit has cast further light on the sexual battery allegations against Christian Ziegler, the current chair of the Florida Republican Party. These allegations have prompted calls from various political figures for Ziegler to resign.
According to the affidavit, a woman, previously involved in a consensual sexual encounter with Ziegler and his wife, Bridget, a political figure in Florida, has accused Ziegler of the crime. The document, obtained through public records, confirms details initially reported by the Florida Center for Government Accountability, based on anonymous sources.
While Ziegler has not been formally charged, his lawyer, Derek Byrd, maintains his innocence. The Sarasota Police, seeking a warrant for Ziegler’s phone and Google accounts, detailed the accusations.
They involve a planned sexual encounter with the woman and Bridget Ziegler, which the woman cancelled upon learning Bridget couldn’t attend. The woman alleges that later, Ziegler entered her apartment uninvited and sexually assaulted her.