Ousted Florida Republican chair cleared of rape allegation, but police seek video voyeurism charge

January 20, 2024

However, police said the woman told investigators that she never consented to be video recorded and was unaware it had occurred. Court records show that his wife, Bridget Ziegler, told detectives the three had engaged in sex once more than a year ago. The Republican Party of Florida ousted Ziegler earlier this month as police investigated the rape accusation against him. It wasn’t immediately clear what the conclusion of the rape investigation would mean for Ziegler’s future with the state Republican Party. In a phone call, the woman told Ziegler that he had sexually assaulted her.