Domestic abuse charges are pending against a Republican political adviser in Las Vegas, Nevada after authorities were called to the residence he shared with his ex-fiancée, who said he sexually enslaved and battered her.
The 46-year-old woman provided copies of emails, text messages and a signed contract laying out her duties as a “slave in training” to Benjamin Sparks.
A Las Vegas police report shows that Sparks, who most recently worked on Republican Cresent Hardy’s campaign to win back the 4th Congressional District seat he held from 2015 to 2017, evaded police after the domestic dispute at the woman’s home on March 29.
Sparks had previously worked on numerous campaigns, including Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign with Paul Ryan and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 anti-recall campaign, as a spokesman and high-level staffer.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement that has revealed sexual harassment and misconduct by political, business and media leaders, Sparks’ ex said she wants the public to know the truth about him.
“I truly don’t want this to happen to another girl,” she said. “I’m strong and have a great support system and despite that, this almost broke me.”