Mr. Schlapp, 55, a former aide in the George W. Bush White House, has been known as a staunch defender of the Trump administration. He met Ms. Schlapp, 50, when both worked in Bush Bush. They married, had five daughters and, during Mr. Trump’s administration, became one of the most influential families in Washington.
The lawsuit accuses Mr. Schlapp of defaming himself by pointing to Mr. Spies’ first statement that described the allegations as false, fraudulent.
The lawsuit alleges that Ms. Schlapp insulted Walker’s employee by telling neighbors that she was a “troubled person” who had been fired for lying and making false statements on her resume. The message was shared on a mailing list with neighbors, the complainant said.
The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff was not fired for lying or lying on her CV.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was assigned to drive Mr. Schlapp to Walker’s meeting on Oct. 19 in Perry, Ga.
That evening, back in Atlanta, Mr. Schlapp invited the employee out for drinks.
The two men met at the Capital Grille, where they discussed sports, then went to a second bar, Manuel’s Tavern, about 25 minutes away, the lawsuit alleges. At the second bar, Mr. Schlapp sat “very close” to the employee, according to the lawsuit, which says his leg was “constantly in contact” with the assistant’s leg.
Mr. Schlapp encouraged the employee to drink heavily, which made the employee uncomfortable, the lawsuit alleges. The employee left Mr. Schlapp to watch a baseball game on television in the bar, and Mr. Schlapp asked why the assistant wasn’t looking at him, according to the lawsuit.