Matt Gaetz’s future sister-in-law called him ‘weird’ and ‘creepy’ and said he pressured an older man to date her when she was 19

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Rep. Matt Gaetz and his fiancée, Ginger Luckey. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images
  • The sister of Rep. Matt Gaetz’s fiancée posted TikToks this week calling him “weird” and “creepy.”
  • Roxanne Luckey said Gaetz pushed an older friend to ask her out when she was 19.
  • Luckey also said she was “not surprised” to learn Gaetz was facing a sex-trafficking investigation.
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Rep. Matt Gaetz’s future sister-in-law said on TikTok this week that the Florida congressman’s behavior was “weird” and “creepy” as the FBI and Justice Department investigate whether he broke sex-trafficking laws and had a sexual relationship with a minor.

Roxanne Luckey, 20, is the younger sister of Ginger Luckey, Gaetz’s fiancée. Roxanne’s TikTok account has since been made private, but Insider viewed recordings on Twitter and YouTube.

In a statement to The Daily Beast, Ginger Luckey said her sister had a history of “destructive behavior.”

When reached for comment by Insider, a spokesperson for Gaetz said the congressman “supports his fiancée and her statement.”

Ginger Luckey and Roxanne Luckey did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.

What the videos say

In her first video, posted Sunday, Roxanne Luckey showed a New York Times article that said the DOJ was investigating whether Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl. He’s denied any wrongdoing.

The caption of the video said: “When a creepy old man tries to hit on you at the bar but your sisters engaged to a literal pedophile.”

In a post on Monday, Luckey said Gaetz had pressured his friend to date her last summer, when she was 19 and already in a relationship. She described the friend as a divorced father who was around Gaetz’s age, 39.

“This guy kept telling me, like, ‘Oh, Matt told me I should ask you out, like, that we’d be great together,’ yadda yadda. And I would just make jokes and be like, ‘Haha, like, I’m 19. Like, that’s weird.'”

Luckey said the friend went on to say “creepy things,” like, “When you break up with your boyfriend, let me know, so you can have a real man.”

Luckey said the friend later apologized, saying he’d asked her out “to get Matt off my back.”

Luckey said that when she confronted Gaetz at Thanksgiving, he “started yelling at me and my mom.”

“He called me a narcissist, was just 1,000% gaslighting me,” she said, adding: “He went full lawyer on me. Like, ‘I don’t have to listen to you, I don’t have to answer your questions.'”

Luckey said that after that episode, she was “unfortunately not surprised” to learn that Gaetz was facing a sex-trafficking investigation.

She also said she should have used the term “ephebophile,” a person attracted to adolescents, to describe Gaetz instead of “pedophile,” a person attracted to prepubescent children.

Luckey said she recorded the videos to hold politicians accountable

“While that little video I made was such a minuscule thing and I know does not properly bring to light the whole situation, if I can just bring some attention to it so people are aware of what is going on and people can be held accountable, that’s my goal,” Luckey said in the video on Monday.

“And as someone who has personally experienced a ton of creepy old politician men hitting on me when I was underage and experiencing sexual assault at that age by people of power, it’s just very disheartening,” she added.

When reached for comment by The Daily Beast, Ginger Luckey said: “Matt and I are enjoying our engagement and are deeply in love. My estranged sister is mentally unwell.”

She added: “She has been in therapy for years and our family hopes that after receiving in-patient mental health treatment, she will overcome the tendency she has repeatedly shown to engage in destructive behavior.”