Rep. Katie Hill denies having relationship with staffer
Rep. Katie Hill (D-Santa Clarita) stated in an announcement Tuesday that allegations she had a relationship with a employees member had been “completely false,” a response that got here after a conservative web site printed a number of articles in regards to the freshman Democrat.
Hill stated in an announcement she had contacted U.S. Capitol Police after intimate photographs of her and one other particular person had been printed by RedState, a conservative web site, pictures she stated had been “printed by Republican operatives on the web with out my consent.”
RedState printed a collection of articles during the last week that alleged Hill was concerned in relationships with a marketing campaign staffer and, individually, a congressional employees member.
Hill referred to as the articles a “smear marketing campaign.”
“The very fact is I’m going via a divorce from an abusive husband who appears decided to attempt to humiliate me,” Hill stated in an announcement. “I’m disgusted that my opponents would search to take advantage of such a personal matter for political acquire. This coordinated effort to attempt to destroy me and folks near me is despicable and won’t succeed. I, like many women who’ve confronted assaults like this earlier than, am stronger than those that need me to be afraid.”
Hill stated she was upset that “the deeply private matter of my divorce has been introduced into public view and the vindictive claims of my ex have now concerned the lives and reputations of unrelated events.”
Within the midst of the #MeToo motion, the Home voted in February to ban sexual relationships between lawmakers and their workers.
Occasions employees author Christine Mai-Duc contributed to this report.