Paramount’s The Good Fight has finally come to an end, and in honor of its conclusion, the series’ writers closed out its run with a shameless plotline in which a gay character accuses Republican Florida Governor RonDeSantis of sexual assault.
Making its debut on November 10th, the episode The End of Everything sees the series’ central fictional law firm, Stern, Lockhart & Gardner, approached for legal assistance by a flamboyantly gay and eccentric man named Felix Staples, who claims to have been forcibly assaulted by DeSantis.
A fictional character introduced in The Good Fight‘s first season, Staples is quite clearly is based on conservative political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos.
For example, in the series’ finale, Staples explains that at the time of his assault, he was interning for the Republican governor.
A right-winger himself, Yiannopoulos actually served as an intern for the Republican House of Representatives member from Georgia, Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Further, when greeting his acquaintances at Stern, Lockhart, & Gardner, Staples asserts, “As you may know, I’m no longer gay.” During a subsequent interview with the legal team, he even declares, “I have 267 days sodomy free.”
Likewise, though once identifying as an openly gay man himself, Yiannopoulos claimed in a 2021 interview with LifeSite that not only had “conversion therapy” helped him come out as “ex-gay”, but that he now considered himself to be living “sodomy free.”
Lets the smears begin. Final episode of @TheGoodFight on @ParamountPlus has client claiming @GovRonDeSantis sexually assaulted him. “He invited me onto his staff. Little did I know what he meant by staff….and forced me into oral sex.” Have DeSantis DNA “stain.” #thegoodfight pic.twitter.com/961T7MP0nu
— Brent Baker 🇺🇦 (@BrentHBaker) November 10, 2022
In regards to Staples’ accusation itself, the former intern claims to his prospective legal team, “I offered my political services to Governor Ron DeSantis. He saw me in my bicycle shorts, worn purely for medical reasons, and he invited me onto his staff.
“Little did I know what he meant by ‘staff,'” he adds.
Upon hearing his claim, attorney Diane Lockheart (Christine Baranski) immediately dismisses Staples’ claim, exasperatedly exclaiming, “Oh, God.”
“God,” counters Staples. “Yes, Diane. That’s who I pray to for guidance on this decision, as well as my close friend and… and mentor, Roger Stone, who informed me that a demonic portal has opened up over the Florida State Capitol.
To this point, he then admits, “I didn’t believe him, and [so] I took the job.”
Turning to the actual assault itself, Staples recalls, “And this is where it gets more, shall we say, ribald, Ron invited me to CPAC so I could work on his… speech, and then… and there… he drugged me and forced me into oral sex.”
Still in doubt of his seemingly unfounded claim, Lockhart asks Staples if had any witnesses who could support his outrageous allegations.
“No, I have better,” he replies, presenting her with a red ‘Florida is for Lovers shirt’ splattered with what he claims is DeSantis’ seminal fluid. “I have a stain.”
Eventually, Staples admits that he lied about the entire event because because smearing him would help his own candidate – former president Donald Trump – surge ahead in the polls regarding a potential 2024 presidential campaign.
“Ron DeSantis is going to win unless you use this [story],” Staples admits. “You want this because you hate DeSantis, I want this because it puts Trump ahead in the polling. Win-win.”
Eventually learning of both Staples’ character and how he was portrayed in The Good Fight‘s finale, Yiannopoulous took to Telegram and simply exclaimed, “WHAT IS HAPPENING”.
In a follow-up post, the right-wing commentator would summarize to his followers, “There is a character based on me in The Good Fight, a long-running CBS legal drama. Apparently, in an upcoming episode, he makes a fake rape claim against Ron DeSantis because he wants Trump as President.”
On Tuesday, Governor Ron DeSantis won re-election in Florida’s gubernatorial race, defeating Democrat opponent Charlie Crist with a lead of over a million votes by the time 91% of the state’s votes were counted.
“You know, over these past four years, we’ve seen major challenges for the people of our state,” DeSantis said in his election night victory speech.
“We chose facts over fear,” he proudly declared. “We chose education over indoctrination. We chose law and order over rioting and disorder. Florida was a refuge of sanity when the world went mad. We stood as the citadel of freedom for people across the country and, indeed, across the world.”
“We stood our ground, added DeSantis. “We did not back down. We had the conviction to guide us, and we had the courage to lead. We made promises to the people of Florida and we have delivered on those promises.”