Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is the subject of a federal sex-trafficking probe, allegedly bragged about his sexual prowess by showing lawmakers images of nude women he claimed to have slept with, according to a report.
Multiple sources — including two people who reportedly viewed the material — told CNN that the embattled Republican displayed the images of women on his phone and talked about having sex with them.
One video showed a nude woman with a hula hoop, one source told the network.
“It was a point of pride,” a sources told CNN about the 38-year-old, who is being investigated by the Justice Department into whether he had sex with a 17-year-old girl and paid her to travel with him across state lines.
Gaetz has denied the allegations “in the strongest possible terms” and, according to CNN, there is no indication these images are connected to the DOJ’s probe.
As news of the investigation broke on Tuesday, Gaetz claimed he was the victim of an extortion plot, which the FBI is probing separately.
“Over the past several weeks my family and I have been victims of an organized criminal extortion involving a former DOJ official seeking $25 million while threatening to smear my name,” Gaetz said in a statement.
“We have been cooperating with federal authorities in this matter and my father has even been wearing a wire at the FBI’s direction to catch these criminals,” he added.
Gaetz and his rep did not respond to CNN’s requests for comment on the images and videos he allegedly showed to lawmakers.
The FBI has reportedly questioned several women who claim they were paid to sleep with Gaetz and his friends in drug-fueled trysts.
The interviews were conducted as part of the federal probe, which focuses on Gaetz’s alleged ties to several women who were recruited online for sex and paid for their services, the New York Times reported.
Receipts from CashApp and Apple Pay that the Times reviewed reportedly showed payments from Gaetz to one of the women, who told pals the money was in exchange for sex.