Gaetz found his reputation challenged when a friend of his, who was accused of supplying a string of escorts to politicians, entered into a plea deal to supply evidence against Gaetz. Gaetz's friend claimed the escorts he provided were particularly young, and that in 2016 he and Gaetz both engaged in sexual relations with an escort, known by the screen-name "vintage99", who was only 17-years-old.
According to Roxanne, when she was working as a White House intern, in the summer of 2020, a friend of Gaetz, a divorced man who was approximately Gaetz age, made a series of sexual overtures to her. She asserted Gaetz friend repeatedly assured her that Gaetz had encouraged him. She described Gaetz as "creepy" and "a literal pedophile".
She described confronting Gaetz about his friend's claim, at a family event, during Thanksgiving. She said rather than denying encouraging his friend, or apologizing for encouraging his friend, Gaetz, "went full lawyer" against her.
After posting her assertions to social media Roxanne's sister posted a counter-response, where she defended Gaetz. She said she and Roxanne were "estranged", and implied Roxanne was mentally ill.
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- Jason Delgado (2021-07-27). "Anti-Ron DeSantis billboards planted blocks away from Governor’s Mansion". Florida Politics. Archived from the original on 2021-07-28. https://web.archive.org/web/20210727172242/https://floridapolitics.com/archives/443925-anti-desantis-billboards/. Retrieved 2021-07-28. "Gaetz’s fiancé, Ginger Luckey, dismissed the videos in a statement to the Daily Beast."
- Lia Eustachewich (2020-12-31). "Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is engaged to Ginger Luckey". New York Post. Archived from the original on 2021-04-06. https://web.archive.org/web/20210406033711/https://nypost.com/2020/12/31/florida-rep-matt-gaetz-is-engaged-to-ginger-luckey/?_ga=2.203646224.1485508843.1617465216-253492744.1617465216. Retrieved 2021-04-03. "Gaetz, 38, shared the good news on his Twitter, retweeting a post from Judge Jeanine Pirro of a snap of the happy couple apparently moments after the big ask."