Curtis Hill Tells His Side Of The Story At Disciplinary Hearing

Oct 24, 2019

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill
Credit FILE PHOTO: Lauren Chapman/IPB News

Attorney General Curtis Hill got to tell his side of the story Thursday at a disciplinary hearing that could determine whether he keeps his law license.

Hill denied allegations he inappropriately touched four women at a party last year.

The Republican Attorney General was questioned by his legal team on the witness stand during the morning portion of the hearing Thursday. He described being, in his words, “shocked” and “troubled” last year when he learned people accused him of acting inappropriately.

Hill – unlike many of the witnesses who’ve testified – says he wasn’t drunk or impaired at the party in question, a celebration of the end of the 2018 legislative session. And he says while he put his hand on many people’s backs, he denies touching anyone inappropriately or in a sexual manner.

One of his accusers says he rubbed her back; another says he touched her butt. And a third, Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon (D-Munster), says Hill “grabbed a handful of ass.”

Hill also testified that, after a leak to the press of a confidential memo detailing the allegations, he began to suspect the whole thing was a political attack.

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