CPAC’s Matt Schlapp cleared in assault case, accuser apol­o­gizes

CPAC’s Matt Schlapp cleared in assault case, accuser apologizes

The Repub­li­can polit­i­cal activist who accused Con­ser­v­a­tive Polit­i­cal Action Con­fer­ence Chair­man Matt Schlapp of sex­u­al assault has dropped his case, clear­ing the influ­en­tial con­ser­v­a­tive.
Carl­ton Huff­man, 40, had charged with­out proof that Schlapp groped him dur­ing a 2022 elec­tion trip while the accuser was work­ing for Her­schel Walker’s Sen­ate cam­paign in Geor­gia.
He sought to pur­sue $9 mil­lion in a law­suit anony­mous­ly, but a judge said he couldn’t. Last year, he revealed him­self.
But today he dropped his case, accord­ing to a state­ment pro­vid­ed to Mark Coral­lo, Schlapp’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive.
“I am dis­con­tin­u­ing all of my law­suits. The claims made in my law­suits were the result of a com­plete mis­un­der­stand­ing, and I regret that the law­suit caused pain to the Schlapp fam­i­ly,” Huff­man said. “The Schlapps have advised that the state­ments made about me were the result of a mis­un­der­stand­ing, which was regret­table. Nei­ther the Schlapps nor the [Amer­i­can Con­ser­v­a­tive Union …