‘I am disgusted that my opponents would seek to exploit such a private matter…’
(Liberty Headlines) A member of Congress says she’s asked for an investigation into intimate photos she says were posted online without her consent.
She said the photos included her and “another individual” and declined further comment.
She also denied having had an affair with her legislative director.
Hill and her husband, Kenny Heslep, married in 2010 and are getting divorced, she said in a statement published by the Los Angeles Times:
The fact is I am going through a divorce from an abusive husband who seems determined to try to humiliate me. I am disgusted that my opponents would seek to exploit such a private matter for political gain. This coordinated effort to try to destroy me and people close to me is despicable and will not succeed. I, like many women who have faced attacks like this before, am stronger than those who want me to be afraid.
Hill is vice chair of the House Oversight Committee and a freshman liaison to Democratic leaders.
She unseated an incumbent Republican in 2018 and is a bisexual.
Adapted from reporting by the Associated Press.